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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Tempest (1960, George Schaefer)

TitleThe Tempest
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorGeorge Schaefer
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 16 mins
Audiencegeneral public
high school
Play ConnectionsThe Tempest (interpretation)
SeriesHallmark Hall of Fame


One of the ambitious live telecasts of a Shakespearean play that starred Maurice Evans, this Tempest is still well worth viewing. Richard Burton makes an unforgettable Caliban and a youthful Lee Remick as Miranda is absolutely stunning. For other Shakespeare plays in the Hallmark television series, see 102, 126, 305, 309, 484, 593, 594, and 649

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

CalibanRichard Burton
ProsperoMaurice Evans
ArielRoddy McDowall
CastTom Poston
GonzaloLiam Redmond
MirandaLee Remick

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorGeorge Schaefer
ProducerGeorge Schaefer
ProductionRouben Ter-Arutunian

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell