Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Sea-Change Into Something Rich and Strange

...and then in dreaming
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked
I cried to dream again.

~ William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them, ding-dong, bell.

~ William Shakespeare, The Tempest

I was thinking recently that it was time for a new film version of The Tempest, and the next day I heard that there was one coming out. That's a nice surprise! In honor of the new movie (with Helen Mirren!), we have Tempestuous stuff today.

A promotional picture of The Tempest from London's Unicorn Theatre

The Tempest
from Shakespeare on Tour

Thomas Ades' opera version of The Tempest

A poster from the Tempest Ball held by the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis

Ferdinand Lured by Ariel
by John Everett Millais

A poster from Florida's New Theatre's Tempest
~ The trailer for the new movie
~ A glass bead exhibition with a Tempest theme. Check it out!
~ This Tempest artwork by Adam S. Doyle is fabulous.
~ A Tempest study guide from the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis
~ A Waterhouse painting of Miranda that I posted before
~ More Shakespeare posts (scroll down)
~ More poster posts (also scroll down)

1 comment:

Southbound said...

One of Shakespeare's most imaginative plays...and these posters are in keeping with that.

All excellent...but I especially like the Tempest Ball piece.