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The Tempest, starring Ralph Fiennes, Theatre Royal Haymarket
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
I wanted to celebrate the current production of The Tempest, playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. I went back for a repeat viewing tonight (Friday) and another member of the com is going tomorrow (Saturday).

This is a Mychael Barratt limited edition print, this time focusing on Ariel and Prospero.

Picture credit: http://www.ponyhide.com/mychaelbarratt/shakespeare.html

And here are Prospero (Ralph Fiennes) and Ariel (Tom Byam Shaw) from the current production of The Tempest playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket:

Photo credit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2034375/Ralph-Fiennes-proves-box-office-draw-The-Tempest-takes-1m-advance-ticket-sales.html

Extract from Act One, Scene Two:

Ariel, thy charge
Exactly is perform'd: but there's more work.
What is the time o' the day?

Past the mid season.

At least two glasses. The time 'twixt six and now
Must by us both be spent most preciously.

Is there more toil? Since thou dost give me pains,
Let me remember thee what thou hast promised,
Which is not yet perform'd me.

How now? moody?
What is't thou canst demand?

My liberty.

Before the time be out? no more!

I prithee,
Remember I have done thee worthy service;
Told thee no lies, made thee no mistakings, served
Without or grudge or grumblings: thou didst promise
To bate me a full year.

Finally, my reaction to the current production is here: