The Tempest is believed to be the last work written by William Shakespeare. This play tells the story tells of a duke named Prospero, who, interested in magic, neglects his responsabilities at court. His brother Antonio takes advantage of this situation and banishes Prospero (along with his daughter Miranda), taking over control of the dukendom.
Prospero and Miranda are standed on an enchanted island. While there, Prospero encounters the other magical beings who inhabit the island and continues to practice his powers. Years later, thanks to those powers, he is able to create a great storm ("the tempest" of the title), and those responsible for his exile are shipwrecked and arrive on the island. These events eventually lead to a reconciliation, and the return of Prospero to his country. The Tempest is a magical story where fantastical beings play an essential role in the resolution of human conflicts.
Our Tempest version is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic, where a duke and his daughter are banished to an enchanted island. Years later, those responsible for his exile arrive on that same island. Thanks to the tricks, cunning and help of the fantastic beings that inhabit the island, the protagonists of the story are able overcome their conflicts and reconcile their feelings. It's a story where justice and love triumph for the common good.
In our version, music and magical elements guide the protagonists along a path of reconciliation and justice. Our humorous version stars a clown and other magical characters, which is key to connect the children with this classic. The fantastic characters present in the original text have been a fundamental element in the selection of this piece as it appeals to children's imagination. The simplicity of Shakespeare's plot line also makes it more accessible to children.
The original work's message of brotherhood and justice have not been compromised either.
The five-act structure of the Elizabethan Theater has been maintained and the presence of the character of Prospero as guide and narrator of the story has been maintained to strengthen his bond with the spectators.