The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0825  Monday, 17 April 2000.

From:           John Ramsay <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sun, 16 Apr 2000 01:39:08 -0400
Subject:        The Tempest Cuban Style

Hail SHAKSPERians,

A Cuban version of The Tempest is now playing in Toronto.

"In this new version, which incorporates Afro-Cuban music, dance, mask,
physical theatre, a whole ship full of refugees from other Shakespeare
plays (Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, Shylock) are marooned along with Prospero
and Miranda. There they meet the Yoruban deities who inhabit the

For a complete review see "Messing with the bard" at www.eye.net

John Ramsay
Welland, Ontario

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