Friday, November 5, 2010

Plummer's Tempest Now on Film

If you missed The Tempest this past summer at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, you're not alone. The play, starring Christopher Plummer as Prospero, sold out many of its performances at the Festival Theatre, an unusual feat for the festival's largest venue.

But all is not lost: The acclaimed production is now on film. It will be shown at theaters in Canada only, but we should be able to get a DVD copy south of the border. (It's not on Netflix or Amazon, but I'll keep looking.) It's worth tracking down: I've never seen a funnier, more whimsical production of this play.

1 comment:

  1. The DVD will be available later in the new year once the film has aired on television...also in Canada. But you can pre-order the DVD by calling the Festival box office if you want to make sure you get a copy. We are working on getting the film in the United States so it's possible for Americans to watch it online.

    Aaron Kropf
    Social and Online Media Coordinator
    Stratford Shakespeare Festival.