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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Stuff of Dreams (1979, John Carroll)

TitleThe Stuff of Dreams
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorJohn Carroll
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 17 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Tempest (documentary)


A prize-winning documentary showing the activities of a commune in Guilford, Vermont, whose members conceived of and then mounted an outdoor production of The Tempest. Shown on Vermont public television in 1979, the production has since then been kept alive mainly through word of mouth by its admirers

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

AlonsoRandy Baier
SebastianWard Bronson
ProsperoJohn Carroll
ArielChristopher Coutant
CalibanPeter Gould
IrisJoan Marr
JunoEvelyn McLean
Ship MasterEric Morse
13 Dancers and 7 Musiciansnot specified
MirandaSharon O'Sullivan
GonzaloShoshana Rihn
FerdinandKevin Scully
CeresEllen Snyder
StephanoJohn Wilkins
AntonioMarshall B. Williams
TrinculoRichard Wizansky

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJohn Carroll
DirectorJohn Scagliotti
ProducerJohn Carroll
ProducerSusan Dater
ProducerAlan Dater
ProducerJohn Scagliotti
EditorOwen Kahn
EditorJohn Scagliotti
ComposerZeke Hecker
ComposerDon McLean
ComposerBlanche Moyse
ChoreographyVirginia Scholl
Additional EditingAlan Dater
Additional EditingSusan Dater
Stage ManagerJacqueline Gens
CostumesSue Merton
HeadpiecesStacy Morse
CostumesJoan Peters
LightingAlan Dater
SoundSusan Dater
SoundGeorge Shafnacker
Additional PhotographySteve Sloan
ConstructionMark Fenwick
OtherDan Keller
OtherChuck Light
OtherWarner Longston
PeacocksNeek Williams

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell