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Shakespeare: The Tempest [Shakespeare's Globe on Screen] [2014] (DVD)
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Widely considered to be the last of his solo plays, The Tempest is Shakespeare's final masterpiece, a tale of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment' in which Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, conjures up a storm to lure his perfidious brother to the enchanted island on which he and his daughter Miranda have spent 12 years in exile. Combining sumptuous Jacobean costume with enchanting music and spellbinding staging' (The Daily Telegraph), this acclaimed Globe production starring Olivier Award winner Roger Allam as a poignantly humane' Prospero (The Financial Times) is a touching portrayal of one of the Bard's most lyrical stage works.. Press Reviews "Jeremy Herrin's production, with beautiful Jacobean costumes and genuinely enchanting music by Stephen Warbeck, captures all the wonder of this play about forgiveness, with its tough acknowledgement that it isn't always possible to redeem the hardest of hearts even with the help of magic. The great Roger Allam won an Olivier award for his magnificent performance as Falstaff at the Globe and this most versatile and humane of actors is in equally fine form here. James Garnon is an outstanding, feral Caliban ... Colin Morgan memorably captures Ariel's mixture of the ethereal and the petulant. Trevor Fox is genuinely funny as a Geordie Trinculo ... his spellbinding staging ... a production that memorably captures the humour, the enchantment and the tantalising sense of mystery of Shakespeare's last masterpiece." (The Daily Telegraph ) "Roger Allam brings something new to the party by suggesting that Prospero is first and foremost a father: what we see, in this riveting performance of Shakespeare's usurped protagonist, is a man torn between possessive concern for his adored Miranda and recognition that she is an agent of reconciliation with his enemies. " (The Guardian ) "Allam is a master of the sceptical pause and he uses it beautifully here his Prospero seems a kindly, sardonic, bookish presence, keenly aware that his great project might founder any moment." (The Financial Times ) "It's a brilliant tactic to elaborate his [Roger Allam as Prospero] portrait of a loving and devoted father who is trying to steer the life of his daughter Miranda a thankless, insipid role attractively enlivened by Jessie Buckley while ensnaring his enemies and renouncing his rough magic; things keep going wrong, but he gets there in the end. With his perfect vocalisation he's thought about every single phrase he utters and unforced baritonal melodiousness, he commands the stage as well as the elements (up to a point), before joining in the joyous masque for Miranda's wedding to Joshua James's hilarious, posh boy Ferdinand; he trips the light fantastic as well as he speaks it." (The Independent ) CastRoger Allam (Prospero)Jason Baughan (Antonio)Jessie Buckley (Miranda)Sam Cox (Stephano)James Garnon (Caliban)Colin Morgan (Ariel)Trevor Fox (Trinculo) Stage Director: Jeremy HerrinTelevision Director: Ian RussellDesigner: Max Jones Catalogue Number: OA1138DRunning Time: 161 minutesSound: Dolby stereo / Dolby SurroundAspect Ratio: 16:9 AnamorphicSubtitles: EN, DE, FRLabel: Opus Arte

Running Time: 161 minutes
Region: All Regions
Subtitles: English|French|German
Release Date: 30 Jun. 2014

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