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Transcript of The Tempest
What genre is the Tempest?
The main climax in the Tempests is when Antonio, Sebastian and Alonso are tricked into attending an imaginary banquet only to be surprised and scared by Ariel.
The Tempest is set on a magical island in the Mediterranean sea, most likely of the coast of Italy. The island was created by its previous inheritance, the mother of Caliban who also practiced the art of alchemy.
The movie adaption of Shakespeare’s play the Tempest directed by Julie Taymor, 2010, is about a women named Prospera who practices the magical art of alchemy. She was the Duke of Milan when she and her three year old daughter Miranda were betrayed by her brother Antonio and sent off on an unseaworthy vessel.
They reach an uninhabited island where Prospera makes a life for herself and her daughter with her magic and wind spirits.
Years later a storm strikes a ship carrying Alonso, Ferdinand, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Stephano and Trinculo who are heading home. The royal party and servants are struck by the storm caused by Prospera.
Once the storm is over all of the men abored the ship are placed around the island, this is the moment that Miranda and Ferdinand first meet and fall in love.
Antonio, who is Prospera’s brother, King Anslo, the father of Ferdinand, Sebastian, King Anslo’s brother and Gonzalo, who is faithful to Prospera are all being reminded of their wrong doings and being scared into remembering the terrible crimes they have committed against Prospera.
Meanwhile Caliban who is a monster born of the island and slave to Prospera meets and teams up with Trinculo who is a jester and Stephano a drunk in order to kill Prospera. Only to be distracted by Arial the wind spirit.
Ferdinand and Miranda have fallen so deeply in love that they wish to be married and with the consent of Prospera are engaged.
Prospera forgives her brother and accomplices and brings them back together with Ferdinand who announces his marriage to his father who is happy with the arrangement. All return home happy and forgiven. Prospera recives her rightful role of duke back and Miranda and Fernidand get happily married.
Thank you for watching!
By William Shakespeare
By Jazz Naughton and Samara Moretti
Themes in the Tempest