Tempest: RSC, Blu-ray (2017)
Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in January 2017.
Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero, directed by Gregory Doran, in a unique partnership with Intel, using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play.
Running time: 159 mins
Region: 0 (Region Free)
Number of discs: 1
Extra Features: Director’s Commentary, 400 years in the making: Intel and the RSC, Becoming Ariel: Interview with Simon Russell Beale
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.
The Blu-ray includes a director’s commentary with Gregory Doran and Production Designer Stephen Brimson Lewis.
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