Product code: 63213


Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero, directed by Gregory Doran, in a unique partnership with Intel, using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play.

Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in January 2017.

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On a distant island a man waits.
Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

‘State-of-the-art stagecraft’
Financial Times

‘Simon Russell Beale’s superb Prospero’

‘The visuals…are, true to the hype, of a breath-taking order’

The DVD/Blu Ray includes a director’s commentary with Gregory Doran and Production Designer Stephen Brimson Lewis.

All purchases support the work of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Certificate: Exempt
Region : 0 (Region Free)
Number of discs: 1
Subtitles : EN
Extra Features: Director’s Commentary
400 years in the making: Intel x the RSC
Becoming Ariel: Interview with Simon Russell Beale

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