The Tempest

In an attempt to wreak revenge upon his brother, Antonio, and the King of Naples, Prospero uses magic to conjure a storm to wreck the nobles’ ship on his island where Prospero lives with his daughter, Miranda. But while Prospero focuses on his own revenge plot, an unexpected love story begins to take place between Miranda and the king’s son Ferdinand.

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At a Glance

Magic • Revenge • Love • Supernatural

Productions, Readings & Workshops

The Tempest Workshop

December 2019 | Workshop | Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

The Tempest

April 20 – May 14, 2017 | Alabama Shakespeare Festival | Production | Montgomery, AL, USA

Paperback & eBooks

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Translation by Kenneth Cavander

​Considered by most scholars to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote, The Tempest is a stormy tale of betrayal and forgiveness. After being banished by his brother Antonio, Prospero harnesses the magic of an otherworldly island full of monsters and spirits to seek revenge. In reworking this play for a twenty-first-century audience, Kenneth Cavander focuses on the humor and the magic in the tale, much of which has largely escaped modern audiences in recent years.

Production History

Nov 20, 2015

Translation Workshop

4 day workshop with full cast in NYC.

Produced by:
Play On! / Holmes Productions

April 14, 2016

Translation Workshop

Additional work on the translation in NYC.

June 1, 2019

Play On! Festival NYC

Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Andy Wolk with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

Produced by:
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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