The Tempest

Our production of The Tempest has been created especially for schools, including dramatization of key scenes along with language and contextual analysis perfect for GCSE preparation.

Prospero’s manipulation of the castaways on his magical island parallels the control the author himself has over his characters. In his final play as a solo author, Shakespeare consolidates the themes of his entire output. Love, hate, jealousy, revenge, forgiveness, reconciliation, kingship, conspiracy, usurpation, tyranny, treason, art, nature, magic, witchcraft… all these themes are brought together in The Tempest.

Key scenes covered:

  • The shipwreck
  • Prospero and Miranda’s history
  • The relationship between Ariel and Prospero
  • The relationship between Caliban and Prospero
  • The meeting of Miranda and Ferdinand
  • The buffoonery of Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban, and their plot against Prospero
  • Miranda and Ferdinand falling in love
  • Forgiveness and reconciliation

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