Note for clip being currently displayed

Production description

Co-directed by Wu Hsing-kuo and the Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark, the Tempest combined jingju, kunju, and Taiwan’s aboriginal dance, with a cinematic visual language to comment on the tension between the aboriginals and mainland Chinese immigrants to the island of Taiwan.

Performers: Prospero: Wu Hsing-kuo, Ariel: Chu Sheng-li, Alonso: Ma Pao-shan, Stefano: Wang Kuan-chiang, Gonzalo: Liu Zhuoyu, Ferdinand: Sheng Chien, Miranda: Liu Chia-hou, Caliban: Yang Ching-ming, Antonio: Mo Chung-yuan, Sebastian: Hsu- Hsiao-tsun, Trinculo and Boatswain: Lin Chao-hsu, Winter Spirit: Chang Ching-ping, Spring Spirit: Chien Yow-ru, Autumn Spirit: Yu Wei-ling, and Summer Spirit: Wang Juo-mei
Translator / Scriptwriter: Translators: Yamg Mu and Fang Ping and Adapters: Xi Zhigan and Wu Hsing-kuo
Producer: Lin, Hsiu-wei

Designers: Stage and Costume Designer: Tim Yip, Lighting Designer: Tommy Wong, Music Director: Sun Li-yen, Music Composers: Chung Yao-Kuan (new version) and Lee Yi-Chin (Premiere), Percussion Director and Arranger: Chuang Bu-Chiao, and Conductor: Chen Chun-Shian

See also the 2008 performance and the 2009 performance.

Leave a Comment


    The Tempest

    Tsui, Hark | Productions
    Wu, Hsing-kuo | Productions
    Contemporary Legend Theatre Company
    View productions by this company


    Source: Courtesy of Contemporary Legend Theatre

    Full video

    Note: This is the full video

    Duration: 02:44:18

    Caliban curses Prospero

    Note: Caliban (an aboriginal Taiwanese) curses Prospero.

    Duration: 00:06:44

    Caliban and Ariel

    Note: Prospero bids farewell to Caliban and Ariel.

    Duration: 00:02:32