Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Tempest (1985, John Hirsch)

TitleThe Tempest
Release LocationsCanada
DirectorJohn Hirsch
MediumColor video
Length30 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsThe Tempest (documentary)
SeriesFrom Page to Stage


One of a series of educational cassettes issued by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, Canada. As of this writing excerpts from five plays have been made available (see 45, 572, 606, 661). For background, see 45

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

BoatswainShaun Austin-Olsen
ProsperoLen Cariou
AlonsoRichard Curnock
ArielIan Deakin
MirandaSharry Flett
AntonioColin Fox
GonzaloLewis Gordon
Ship MasterDeryck Hazel
TrinculoJohn Jarvis
CeresLoreena McKennitt
FerdinandJim Mezon
SebastianRichard Monette
IrisIrene Neufeld
JunoAnita Noel-Antscherl
Stephano/NarratorNicholas Pennell
CalibanMiles Potter
AdrianPeter Waisberg

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJohn Hirsch
ProducerSam Levene
ProductionDesmond Heeley

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell