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The Tempest in HD

Sat, Jul 28, 2012
  • 11AM
RUN TIME: 2hrs 35min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $24 ($22 for BAM members)
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Saturday July 28, 2012
Performances no longer available.

With Christopher Plummer

"Christopher Plummer is quite simply one of the greatest actors of our time, both on stage and on screen. The opportunity to see him as Prospero in The Tempest—one of the greatest roles ever written and one he has longed to play—is nothing short of historic."
—Des McAnuff, Artistic Director, Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada presents The Tempest, starring Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer. Courtesy of BY Experience, the stage play was captured with eight cameras in high-definition over two days.

The Tempest pits the desire for revenge against the demands of love and asks if man is capable of creating a brave new world. The story focuses on Prospero (Plummer), the banished Duke of Milan. Marooned on a distant island with his daughter, Miranda (Trish Lindström), Prospero has spent 12 years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel (Julyana Soelistyo), he raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom.

The presentation will include a 20-minute captured live Q&A with Christopher Plummer and Des McAnuff, hosted by Barry Avrich, executive producer of The Tempest. The Q&A reunites Plummer and McAnuff in a lively and insightful discussion about the challenges of capturing live theater for cinema screens.