Watch Shakespeare’s The Tempest
On Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents the 25th production of Free Shakespeare on the Common. Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler directs “What’s Past Is Prologue,” by William Shakespeare, an online script-in-hand performance. This performance of The Tempest will continue to be available for streaming through Monday, August 10th, at 7 p.m.
There will be separate recordings that will include captioning, audio descriptions and ASL interpretation of the performance, made available on the CSC website by Saturday, August 8 at 7 p.m. Both the recording of the live performance and the ASL interpreted performance will be available on the CSC YouTube channel until Monday, August 10 at 7 p.m.
Last year the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company staged Cymbeline.
About The Tempest
Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is a tale of magic, betrayal, revenge and family that takes place on a mysterious and enchanting island. The play’s host of colorful characters include the wise and powerful Prospero, who struggles to maintain the world he’s created as order is thrown off balance by those around him: his curious daughter, Miranda; a man who’s just washed ashore, Ferdinand; the half-human, half-monster, Caliban; two fools, Stephano and Trinculo; and the mystical spirit of the air, Ariel, among many others. With elements of tragedy and comedy, this “brave new world” is a charming escape to revel in.
About the Actors
Watch “Encores” for FREE Anytime
Additionally, there are various “Encores” available from previous years: Artists who have performed on the Shakespeare on the Common stage sharing monologues they have performed in the past. Watch the Encores.
Support the Upcoming Season of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
If you’d like to support CSC’s upcoming season, the suggested donation is $20.