The Tempest | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | February 2, 2012
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A strong cast, but too much shouting. Interesting visuals, but too much style over concentration on substance. Not the best interptretation.
genre Drama | Fantasy
synopsis The Tempest, based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, is written and directed by Julie Taymor. The play's main character was Prospero, and Taymor changed the character's gender to cast Helen Mirren as Prospera. In Shakespeare's play, Prospero was the Duke of Milan. In the adaptation, Prospera is the wife of the duke. She is
lead actors Felicity Jones | Reeve Carney | David Strathairn | Tom Conti | Alfred Molina | Djimon Hounsou | Russell Brand | Alan Cumming | Chris Cooper | Helen Mirren | Ben Whishaw | Jude Akuwudike
director Julie Taymor