William Shakespeare's The tempest
|Format:||Book on CD 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies|
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.
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|Series||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Plays (Audio Partners)|
Fathers and daughters
Political refugees -- Drama.
Shipwreck victims -- Drama.
Magicians -- Drama.
Islands -- Drama.
Spirits -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Auburn, CA : Hampton, NH :Audio Partners ;2003
[Distributed by] BBC Audiobooks America,
|Other Titles|| Tempest
Ehle, Jennifer, 1969-
Beale, Simon Russell.
Shepherd, Bill, 1944-
Le Gendre, Dominique.
Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
BBC Audiobooks America.
Bob Peck (Prospero), Adrian Lester (Ariel), Jennifer Ehle (Miranda), Simon Russell Beale (Antonio), Jamie Glover (Ferdinand), Richard McCabe (Caliban), and full cast.
Producers, Bill Shepherd, Tom Treadwell ; director, Clive Brill ; composer, Dominique Le Gendre.
"A fully dramatized recording"--Container.
"A companion to The complete Pelican Shakespeare"--Container.
Scene-by-scene plot summary inserted in container.
2 audio discs (2 hr., 11 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.