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Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of “The Tempest” on May 14
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
“Magic is in the air” in this glorious production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece (BroadwayWorld). But as magical as the story is, “the real magic and grandeur come from Martha Henry as Prospero” (The New York Times). She is “one of the true greats,” says the Chicago Tribune, giving a performance full of “passion and power” (The Globe and Mail). “The poetry emerging from her lips is something to behold” (Now). “Seeing it is a joy” (Toronto Star).
PRESHOW WITH MARTHA HENRY & MAMIE ZWETTLER
Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 pm EDT
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino interviews two of the film’s leading actors about their experience bringing The Tempest to the stage.
THE TEMPEST LIVE VIEWING PARTY
Thursday, May 14, at 7 pm EDT
In Shakespeare’s great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. But what revenge does she mean to take? Directed by Antoni Cimolino and featuring Martha Henry as Prospero.
MEET THE FESTIVAL: VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE
Saturday, May 16, at 10 am EDT
Join members of the cast and creative team as they take your questions during this live Q&A.
With special guests: Martha Henry, Mamie Zwettler, Sébastien Heins, Michael Blake, André Morin and David Collins. Moderated by David Prosser.
with Antoni Cimolino and Bretta Gerecke
Literary and Editorial Director David Prosser interviews designer Bretta Gerecke and director Antoni Cimolino about the creative direction for this production of The Tempest.
with Antoni Cimolino and Stephen Greenblatt
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino discusses The Tempest with Stephen Greenblatt, one of the world’s most engaging and renowned Shakespeare scholars and author of 13 books, including Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics.
IN GOOD COMPANY
with Geraint Wyn Davies and Len Cariou
Geraint Wyn Davies chats with Tony-winning actor and star of TV’s Blue Bloods, Len Cariou, about his career in Stratford, on Broadway and beyond. Len originated the role of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, winning the Tony Award for Best Actor in Sweeney Todd in 1980. He also originated the role of Frederick in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, the 1973 Tony-winning Best Musical.
Photo: Martha Henry as Prospero. © 2018 David Hou.