The Tempest follows the story of Prospero (Christopher Plummer), the banished Duke of Milan. Marooned on a distant island with his daughter, Miranda (Trish Lindstrom), Prospero has spent twelve years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel (Julyana Soelistyo), he raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Stratford Festival.
"Des McAnuff's production of The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, is the show that most of us have been waiting to see at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for many years" - Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star