Will McKay, Chasen Schneider, Levi Morger, Mitchel Kawash & Ariana Karp puzzle through Act IV of The Tempest.
The Ben Jonson Masque put into the play - difficult to incorporate the Iris/Ceres/Juno part in a way that moves the plot forwardIris/Ceres/Juno sequence as a marriage ceremony for Miranda and FerdinandWhy is Prospero so upset about remembering Caliban’s treachery?Difficulty of the specific stage directions in the actWhat is Prospero’s confrontation with mortality caused by? Caliban’s plot? The appearance of the spirits? His daughter getting married? Achieving immortality through wordsIs Prospero concerned with legacy?Music as frightening and overwhelming as opposed to soothing and pleasantShakespeare’s use of mixed metaphors “smelt music,” "rainy marching in the painful field" & “I see a voice”Is this Shakespeare’s only play that takes place entirely outside?Shakespeare and the relationships between punctuation, breathing, rhythm and meaning
Colin Morgan as Ariel in the Globe's 2013 production.