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In The Tempest, long considered one of Shakespeare’s most lyrical plays, Prospero, a sorcerer, and his daughter, Miranda, have been stranded on an enchanted island for 12 years. When a shipwreck—caused by the eponymous tempest—brings enemies to the island, the stage is set for comedy, romance, and reconciliation.

The Tempest embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe began to explore and conquer the New World. Its poetic beauty, complexity of thought, range of characters—from the spirit Ariel and the monster Caliban to the beautiful Miranda and her prince Ferdinand—and exploration of difficult questions that still haunt us today make this play wonderfully compelling.

Public Domain (P)2002 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • monique
  • 27/02/2011

Couldn't hear

There was soo much atmospheric sound that the words were drowned out, let alone its Shakespeare! Didn't get past the first 5 mins.

7 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • CB
  • 20/06/2012

Shakespeare...Wait a minute. Did that say Sonya??

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

All Shakespeare should be read aloud. There is a rhythm to Shakespeare that you just don't get when you read it silently. (Hence, at least part of the problem with High School English classes,) But, when you have the chance to listen to some really fine actors playing the parts, you have the ability to watch the story unfold before you
Tempest was the first professional theatrical production I ever saw and this audiobook brings back all the magic of that experience.
Besides which...I actually knew Sonya Lanzener.

4 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bethany
  • 16/11/2020

A Wonderful Rendering.

I had never read ‘The Tempest’ before, so I’m so glad I got to experience this audible version. I feel like I got to enjoy the next best thing to seeing a live performance on stage. All of the vocal actors were wonderful in their parts. This classic story had a lot of humor and reminded me very much of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ which has always been a favorite of mine.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • james evangelos
  • 16/11/2020

5 Stars for Shakespeare

Thank you to the National Endowment for Humanities for the free recording. No complaints when free.

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mariam
  • 06/11/2020

short and very entertaining

The performance was top notch, the story is very entertaining. The actors did a very good job.

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  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Harry R. Mahoney
  • 20/04/2021

terrible sound

Although I enjoy Shakespeare this production was not of quality sound. Ariel's voice sounded like Alvin the chipmunk with a British accent, very very hard to understand. The music at times was too loud and overwhelming to the voices.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Denise
  • 07/04/2021

PARTS

parts were missing. but otherwise it's a good recording. . . . . . .

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bison
  • 23/03/2021

Not for me.

I found certain voice actors nearly impossible to understand having not read The Tempest before. To each their own.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 08/02/2021

Not for me

Story: I’d like to formally apologize to Romeo and Juliet. This play is ridiculous beyond redemption, and the language is dull also—giving no respite from the insufferable characters and plot.

Performance: A cast of very talented voice actors are trapped in a production which is hell bent on draining all possible humanity or gravity out of the text with gratuitous sound effects, voice distortions, and overwrought delivery.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Yas
  • 27/11/2020

Always refreshing

Ageless in content as in quality. There is a Shakespeare play for every theme & the tempest combines a number of them quite easily.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Utente anonimo
  • 29/05/2021

Liked it

A crew of men are shipwrecked on a magical island and tormented by an old man and his slaves.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Pollendine
  • 08/01/2016

A Fun production - good for young people.

The voices are clear and the story is at a good pace. I particularly liked the portayal òf Prospero, Miranda, Alonso and Caliban too. I didn't like the distortion on Ariels voice and found neither Stephano or Trinculo very inspiring.
Ferdinand and Antonio were OK.
music was excellent throughout and the Bowson had a great cameo and nearly sole the show but for Prospero's final speech, which I loved.