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Re: Tempest Costumes; *Tempest* on Broadway
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0829.  Monday, 23 October 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Michael Saenger <
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        Date:   Friday, 20 Oct 1995 19:06:57 -0400
        Subj:   Tempest Costumes
 
(2)     From:   Joe Nathan <
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        Date:   Friday, 20 Oct 1995 19:23:27 -0700
        Subj:   *Tempest* on Broadway
 
 
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From:           Michael Saenger <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Oct 1995 19:06:57 -0400
Subject:        Tempest Costumes
 
Clark Bowlen bring up the questions of Inigo Jones' sketches.  I am not aware
of any for this pageant, which was a celebration of the formal "creation" of
Henry as Prince of Wales.  This is essentially new research territory, so if
anyone would like to search for more evidence, I hope they do so.
 
There is, however, an intriguing pamphlet (Entitled "London's Love to the Royal
Prince Henrie"), written by Anthony Munday, who seems to have been responsible
for directing the pageant.  His main actors were two of the King's men, Richard
Burbage and John Rice.  This pamphlet contains much description of the
costumes, but since it is written quite poetically, it is not as detailed as a
sketch would be.  Nonetheless the descriptions match those of the costumes in
the Tempest.
 
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From:           Joe Nathan <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Oct 1995 19:23:27 -0700
Subject:        *Tempest* on Broadway
 
The Public Theater production of *The Tempest*.  Not a weak member in the cast
-- real ensemble acting with Patrick Stewart most persuasive as Prospero, and
an absolutely adorable Carrie Preston as Miranda.  Beautiful portrayals of
Ariel and Caliban.  Not a weak member in the cast -- nor a slow moment.  The
direction, the sets, the lighting -- wonderful. Don't miss this one.
 

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