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R3Arts: Night Waves - Landmark: The Tempest 03 May 12

May 4th, 2012

Episode 135 of 1341 episodes

Philip Dodd presents a Landmark edition devoted to Shakespeare's The Tempest, a drama reimagined by artists from Purcell to Derek Jarman via TS Eliot, Derek Walcott and Thomas Adès. In the studio to discuss this strange and compelling play are the writer and director Jonathan Miller who first directed the Tempest in 1970 and again in 1988, David Troughton, the actor who played Caliban in Sam Mendes 1993 production, the Shakespeare scholar Helen Hackett, composer and director Jeremy Sams who created a version of The Tempest story, The Enchanted Island, for the Metropolitan Opera and the writer Kamila Shamsie.

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