Shakespeare: The Tempest (recorded live in 2017)

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Shakespeare: The Tempest (recorded live in 2017)
Royal Shakespeare Company / Simon Russell Beale, Joe Dixon, Mark Quartley, Jenny Rainsford, Simon Trinder

[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 15 August 2017

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Rated: PG - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993PG Coarse language & sexual references

In a unique partnership with Intel, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production uses today's most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare's magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience. Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

On a distant island a man waits.

Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him.

Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

Subtitles: EN

Running time: 159 minutes

Sound format: LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1

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