Shakespeare – made simple for young people – The Tempest

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The Tempest: A storm! A shipwreck! An enchanted island!

Translated into Greek by P.GIOULIS, a hugely enjoyable musical adaptation.

The tempest is a mystical, magical, mysterious, musical romantic comedy of revenge, a father's love for his daughter and the misuse of power.

All under the magical spell of Prospero, the former Duke of Milan

The backbone of this production is effectively an abridgement and paraphrase of Shakespeare's text into colloquial Modern Greek, but this is combined with entirely new lines and songs, and peppered with phrases and longer passages of Shakespeare's original unaltered blank verse and prose. This company shows such skill in integrating these three very different types of material that anybody who did not know Shakespeare's play would have found it impossible to tell when or where the production slipped into and out of the Shakespearean original.

PERFORMANCES
Megaron Mousikis Thessalonikis, Thessaloniki, Greece