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Shakespeare on Film: The Tempest

BBC/Time Life

Shakespeare Behind Bars

  • Shakespeare Behind Bars (2006): For one year, a cast comprised of convicted felons rehearses and performs a full production of Shakespeare's last play, "The Tempest," a play fittingly about forgiveness. Over the course of the year, these men are changed as they discover the power of truth, forgiveness and transformation. Available to stream for free from Amazon Prime.

Shakespeare's Globe

  • The Tempest (2013):

    Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

    This production employs Renaissance costumes and staging.

  • Available to stream for a small fee from Globe Player.