The Tempest: Liberation and Exhilaration (Make-up event)

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An all-female version of The Tempest starring Harriet Walter as Prospero was directed by Phyllida Lloyd, captivating reimagining explores themes of freedom and justice in a women prison.

By Jiaxuan Meng

“Exhilarating…Ecstatic Energy…The most entertaining ‘Tempest’ I have ever seen…”

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times Critics

The Tempest takes place in a women’s prison, which is a thrilling Trilogy that Shakespeare originally wrote for men. This great Shakespeare Trilogy led by Harriet Walter who played Prospero proves a moving metaphor also presented with a comprehensive education program in the juvenile justice system and underserved young women.

Honestly speaking, this version of The Tempest made me very pleased while watching and I was deeply impressed by the power, energy, and passion of those great performers. The all-female version of “The Tempest” made me feel fresh and surprised.

The stage was cleverly designed with wonderful lighting making it had great visual effects. In the background, beautiful music by British singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading, making the audiences easily followed the paces of the play and deeply touched. Their professional facial expression, body movements, speeches, and tones made me easily and truly feel and understand their emotions, desires, and dilemmas… I could definitely feel such exhilarating, ecstatic energy.

It is a very refreshing version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. Deeply impressed and enjoyed which watching, and i would like to recommend it to my friends 🙂

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