The Tempest

byJulie Taymor, William ShakespeareForeword byJonathan Bate

November 1, 2010|
The Tempest by Julie Taymor
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The book of The Tempest is both a handsome edition of Julie Taymor’s eminently readable adaptation of Shakespeare’s play and a stunning visual narrative of her new film, which stars Helen Mirren as Prospera, the magician/alchemist in a bold, gender-switched realization.


One of Shakespeare’s greatest and most popular plays, The Tempest begs to be visualized by a master filmmaker. Taymor’s definitive film version combines romance and tragicomedy in one powerful story. She uses all of her considerable storytelling skills to make the action and atmosphere of the play come vividly to life. With an artist’s touch, she combines extraordinary locations with experimental visual effects to create the magic that suffuses this great work.

Julie Taymor is is an award-winning director of theater, opera, and film. The Tempest is her fourth feature film. She also directed Titus, Frida, and Across the Universe. Her stage adapation of The Lion King has been presented in 13 countries. Her production of The Magic Flute has become a modern classic and is in the repertory of th...
Title:The Tempest
Product dimensions:176 pages, 11.25 X 12 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 11.25 X 12 X 0.75 in
Published:November 1, 2010
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780810996557

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