An Italian adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Giorgio Strehler in 1983.
Notes on full video recording for the Italian TV broadcast, 1984.
Of interest is Strehler’s interpretation of magic as seen by Carlo Battistoni, who directed the TV broadcast of the stage play: see, in particular, the opening tempest and its metatheatrical dimension; Ariel’s first apparition (00:18:50); Ariel as Harpy (01:57:00); Prospero’s renunciation of his magic (02:36:20). See also Caliban’s first entrance from under the stage (00:28:30).
how do i get a copy of this with English subtitles?
Thank you Shane for your question. Unfortunately, there is no recording or dvd on sale with English subtitles. However, the text is basically the Italian translation of The Tempest.
why can I only see the clips and not the whole play/film?
The full video (hosted by a third party) has been taken offline. We are working to find a replacement.
I attended a performance of this production in Il Piccolo Teatro in Milan. I had a wonderful seat just near enough and not too near. I was completely astonished and moved by the entire experience. I have never forgotten it.