William Shakespeare's The tempest

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Format: Book on CD 2003
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD 822.33 TE
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Audio/Visual
 
Call Number  CD 822.33 TE
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Recorded Book BCD 822.33 Shak
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Recorded Book
 
Call Number  BCD 822.33 Shak
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK 822.33 TEM
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD-BK 822.33 TEM
 
 
Dormont Public Library Audio Visual AUDIO CD SHAK
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  AUDIO CD SHAK
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 822.33 Tempest
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  CD 822.33 Tempest
 
 
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD 822,33 SHA
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD 822,33 SHA
 
 
Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD 822.33 TEM 2003
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD 822.33 TEM 2003
 
 
Summary

This haunting drama of vengeance and forgiveness crowns the group of tragicomic romances that Shakespeare composed at the end of his career. Sometimes read as his farewell to the stage, the play contains some of Shakespeare's most lyrical verse.

Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother, and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers. Aided by the spirit Ariel, Prospero uses his magical art to bring his enemies under his control.

Prospero is played by Bob Peck, Ariel by Adrian Lester, Jennifer Ehle is Miranda, Simon Russell Beale is Antonio, Jamie Glover is Ferdinand, and Richard McCabe plays Caliban.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Prospero-like in their artistry, Spirin's dazzling watercolors dominate this retelling of Shakespeare's final play. Shaped like altar panels fit for a Renaissance church or palace, the illustrations are romantic, regal and magical, richly interpreting the play's themes of betrayal, revenge and all-conquering love. A wispy ethereal air pervades island scenes, beautifully suggesting the atmosphere of enchantment, while Antonio and the King of Naples are pictured in brocade and velvet, the stench of power upon them. The other characters, too, are both otherworldly and very much flesh and blood. Especially well rendered is the monster Caliban, shown here as part man, part beast, part mythical creature, a sense of evil glee lighting his features. While this prose adaptation does not, of course, retain the full magic of the Bard's work, Beneduce nonetheless provides an intelligent, gripping story. Several passages from Shakespeare introduced at key points give a taste of the original. Symbols and small pictures integrated into the text further enhance the lavish presentation. All ages. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Plays (Audio Partners)
Subjects Fathers and daughters -- Drama.
Political refugees -- Drama.
Shipwreck victims -- Drama.
Magicians -- Drama.
Islands -- Drama.
Spirits -- Drama.
Tragicomedies.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Auburn, CA : Hampton, NH :Audio Partners ;2003
[Distributed by] BBC Audiobooks America,
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Tempest
Tempest
Contributors Peck, Bob, 1945-1999.
Lester, Adrian.
Ehle, Jennifer, 1969-
Beale, Simon Russell.
Glover, Jamie.
McCabe, Richard.
Shepherd, Bill, 1944-
Treadwell, Tom.
Brill, Clive.
Le Gendre, Dominique.
Arkangel Productions.
Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
BBC Audiobooks America.
Participants/Performers Bob Peck (Prospero), Adrian Lester (Ariel), Jennifer Ehle (Miranda), Simon Russell Beale (Antonio), Jamie Glover (Ferdinand), Richard McCabe (Caliban), and full cast.
Other Contributors Producers, Bill Shepherd, Tom Treadwell ; director, Clive Brill ; composer, Dominique Le Gendre.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
"A fully dramatized recording"--Container.
Compact disc.
"A companion to The complete Pelican Shakespeare"--Container.
Scene-by-scene plot summary inserted in container.
Description 2 audio discs (2 hr., 11 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0792730062 (container)
9780792730064 (container)
1932219323 (discs)
9781932219326 (discs)
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