The Tempest adapted by Lynn Brittney

The approximate running time of this play is 40 minutes.

The wizard, Prospero, who was once Duke of Milan, has been marooned on a strange island with his daughter ever since his wicked brother seized his throne. During this exile, Prospero has developed his magic powers and, with the help of a spirit named Ariel, whom Prospero rescued, he is able to perform many wonders.

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Through his magic powers, he learns that his wicked brother, the King of Naples and his son and other noblemen, will be travelling near the island on a sea voyage. Prospero conjures up a mighty storm and Ariel transports the shipwrecked men to various parts of the island.

Prospero means to take revenge but he also hopes that his daughter will fall in love with the Prince of Naples. What follows is a magical fantasy with, ultimately, a happy ending.

As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, props and costumes.

There is no music with this play but we would recommend the use of some light classical incidental music if required.

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