Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Tempest

This should be interesting : the South Bank Show tonight (ITV, 10.15pm) examines Shakespeare's late play The Tempest:

"Melvyn Bragg explores the history of Shakespeare's play and its appeal to modern audiences. He focuses on the work of alchemist John Dee, said to have been the basis for the character Prospero, the shipwreck in 1609 that might have inspired it and the role played by magic in the story. With archive footage of British, Italian and German productions and contributions from experts including Charles Nicholl and Gary Taylor."

Last night our Junior Play production of Romeo and Juliet concluded, with a fine final performance. We'll shortly have plenty of photos, and a review by a pupil.

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