The Tempest - Episode 1 - What's This? Moody?
Twelve years after having been deposed in a coup, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, uses magical powers with the help of his spirit servant, Ariel, to shipwreck his enemies who are en route home from the wedding of the King of Naples’ (Alonso’s) daughter to the Prince of Tunis. Prospero’s daughter, Miranda, frets over the fate of the voyagers, but Prospero reassures her that they are unharmed before telling her the truth about their history: His sister, Antonia, conspired with Alonso to overthrow Prospero, putting him out to sea with Miranda in a rickety ship in the hope that they’d drown. Fortunately, a noble citizen named Gonzala secreted some clothing, food and water onto the ship, along with Prospero’s most prized books, by which he practiced magic. After Miranda falls asleep, Prospero beckons Ariel, who he commands to help him with more tasks now that the storm has ended. Ariel resists, but Prospero reminds the spirit that he freed it from slavery to the evil witch, Sycorax, who ruled the island until Prospero took over. After he threatens to re-enslave Ariel, the spirit relents and agrees to do Prospero’s bidding. Once Ariel is gone, Prospero wakes Miranda to show her a wondrous sight…
The Play On Podcast series, “THE TEMPEST”, was written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and translated into modern English verse by KENNETH CAVANDER. Each episode was directed by ANDY WOLK.
PROSPERO: JAY O. SANDERS
MIRANDA: KIM WUAN
ARIEL and JUNO: KUHOO VERMA
CALIBAN: GREGG MOZGALA
FERDINAND: GREG CUELLAR
ALONSO: KEVIN KILNER
ANTONIA: JORDAN BAKER
SEBASTIAN: ANTHONY COCHRANE
GONZALA: MARYANN PLUNKETT
STEPHANO: BRENT JENNINGS
TRINCULO: BARZIN AKHAVAN
BOATSWAIN, CERES and Others: PACO TOLSON
IRIS: NANCY RODRIGUEZ
Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON
Original Music by LAWRENCE SHRAGGE. Music Editor: MILES BERGSMA.
Sound Design and Mix by LINDSAY JONES.
Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI.
Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH.
Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio.
Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES).
Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
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