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Stratford Festival: The Tempest (NR)

Cast: Martha Henry, Graham Abbey, Michael Blake, Sébastien Heins

Runtime: 2 hr. 32 mins.

Genre: Program

For twelve years, Prospero, former Duchess of Milan and a practitioner of the magical arts, has been marooned on a remote island with her daughter, Miranda. They landed there by chance after Prospero's brother, Antonio (aided by Alonso, King of Naples), deposed her from her throne and cast her and Miranda - then not quite three years old - out to sea in a decaying and ill-equipped vessel. Prospero has spent her exile establishing dominion over the island's other inhabitants, the monstrous creature Caliban and the spirit Ariel.

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For twelve years, Prospero, former Duchess of Milan and a practitioner of the magical arts, has been marooned on a remote island with her daughter, Miranda. They landed there by chance after Prospero's brother, Antonio (aided by Alonso, King of Naples), deposed her from her throne and cast her and Miranda - then not quite three years old - out to sea in a decaying and ill-equipped vessel. Prospero has spent her exile establishing dominion over the island's other inhabitants, the monstrous creature Caliban and the spirit Ariel.

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