How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in’t!”
The Tempest has been described by some as the perfect Shakespeare play. It has the love story of Romeo and Juliet, the revenge, intrigue and plotting of Richard III and the magic, fantasy and comedy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. If the heart of a good play is conflict, this one has more contradictions that you can shake Prospero’s staff at. It was the last play Shakespeare wrote alone and many equate Prospero’s relinquishing of magic with Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage.
Shakespeare in the Squares is a not-for-profit touring theatre company that stages a Shakespeare play in London garden squares for one night in each venue every summer. The productions are tailored to the individual garden squares, and they work with the garden committees and other local organisations to create a unique community celebration around the play.
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