Archives - The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Mervyn Lloyd

Saturday 5th – Saturday 12th May 1984 in the Auditorium

In 1609 an English ship carrying colonists to Virginia was caught in a violent storm and wrecked on the island of Bermuda. The survivors contrived from the wreckage a boat which they called Endeavour and eventually made their way home. Tradition has it that their log-book somehow became known to Shakespeare and gave him the opening scene for this most magical of all his works. The evidence is the famous reference to “the still-vexed Bermoothes”. From this starting point, he developed a lyrical play which has enchanted audiences for all but four-hundred years.

Festivals

  • Buxton
    • Unplaced
    • Best Actor
    • Best Original Music

Part of the Barn’s 1983/1984 season and a festival entry

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

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