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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Tempest (1968, Basil Coleman)

TitleThe Tempest
Release LocationsGB
DirectorBasil Coleman
Length1 hrs, 56 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Tempest (teleplay)
SeriesPlay of the Month


With Cedric Messina as producer, this production of The Tempest marked a step toward what might be called the "modern era" of BBC Shakespeare productions. Mr. Messina was subsequently to capitalize on the experience with these earlier Shakespeare plays when in 1976 he became the first producer of the BBC series, "The Shakespeare Plays."

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

AlonzoJames Cairncross
FerdinandJonathan Dennis
GonzaloDonald Eccles
AntonioPaul Hardwick
AdrianJohn Horton
CeresAnn Kennedy
TrinculoJack Macgowran
CalibanKeith Michell
JunoJeanne Moody
ArielRonald Pickup
StephanoDouglas Rain
ProsperoMichael Redgrave
FranciscoLlewellyn Rees
IrisHilary Tindall
SebastianJohn Woodvine
MirandaTessa Wyatt

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorBasil Coleman
ProducerCedric Messina
ComposerRaymond Leppard
ProductionTony Abbott

Company Overview

Playgroup The Ballet Rambert

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell