The Tempest at the Festival Theater OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    June 25, 2010
    Closing:
    September 12, 2010

    Theater: Festival Theatre / 55 Queen Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 6V2

    Synopsis: 

    Marooned on a distant island with his daughter Miranda, Prospero has spent twelve years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel, he raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom. But what vengeance does he propose to take?

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Tempest at the Festival Theater

    Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On

    Charles Isherwood

    July 12, 2010: MUSIC fills the air, and magic charms the senses of the shipwrecked travelers cast ashore on Prospero’s island in “The Tempest.” In Des McAnuff’s frisky and engaging new production of Shakespeare’s late play at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival here, the music is prominent and the magic unusually flashy. A sword leaps from the hands of a stunned young swain, feathers float through the air, and Prospero’s cloak seems to feature a lining of fireflies.

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