The Tempest: Shakespeare's Tale of Love & Forgiveness
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The last date listed for The Tempest was Sunday June 17, 2007 / 7:00pm.
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Featured review from David B.
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Very well done but not what I expected compared to I guess world-class actors (Derek Jacobi, Lyn Redgrave). Lacked, in my mind, the beauty of sound and delivery that many sections of text call for. Some actors lacked clarity of diction or variety of expression and demeanor. Oh well, at least we have very good Shakespeare here in the DC area. I will return to Folger for another production.
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Selecting The Tempest as one of the three most promising plays of the spring season, The Washington Post called 2007 Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner a “savvy director [who] can add all manner of lovely and imaginative embroidery to the work of Shakespeare,” and went on to say Posner’s work is “routinely is an intriguing event.”
This was Shakespeare’s last comedy, written in 1611; shortly afterward he left London to retire to his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Many believe that The Tempest was his farewell to his art. Regardless of his intent, The Tempest, with its wonderful comedy and mature poetry is a magnificent final curtain.
Join Prospero on this fantasy isle inhabited only by his daughter and an abundance of airy and earthy spirits. A great storm which brings a ship crashing onto the tiny island begins a story filled with love, intrigue, betrayal, and folly.
Michael Stewart Allen, Marybeth Fritzky, Michael Rudko, Jefferson A. Russell, Todd Scofield, Mikaal Sulaiman, David Emerson Toney, Erin Weaver, and Jim Zidar