Royal Shakespeare Company Reimagines The Tempest
To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, the Royal Shakespeare Company whips up a storm of performance-capture technologies to dazzle audiences and celebrate The Tempest.
A wicked storm, fantastical spirits, a magician with otherworldly powers – these are elements of Shakespeare’s The Tempest that have challenged artistic directors since the play’s first performance in 1611. How to convey the magical world of Prospero’s Island? How to show the powers of Ariel the sprite? How to create a fantasy world in live theater?