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FRESH FACES RISE TO THE CHALLENGE OF BARDíS POETRY

Print Version
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Director: Roderick D Morgan
Outdoor Summer Shakespeare
Auckland University

at Old Arts Quad of the Maidment Theatre, Auckland
From 25 Feb 2009 to 14 Mar 2009

Reviewed by Paul Simei-Barton, 2 Mar 2009
originally published in New Zealand Herald

I was fortunate to catch Auckland University's Summer Shakespeare before the weekend's stormy weather put a dampener on the season. The event has transferred to a corner of Old Government House gardens, where an eclectic blend of mature oaks and lush subtropicals offer the perfect setting for the strange music of Shakespeare's enchanted island.

The many ambiguities of The Tempest have made it a favourite for post-structuralists and post-colonial theorists but director Roderick Morgan has refreshingly claimed the aegis of a "traditional" approach. [More]
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