JULIE LYNCH IS THE MAGICIAN WHO HAS CREATED THE SET AND COSTUMES FOR THE TEMPEST, A TASK SHE DESCRIBES AS “DESIGNING A WHOLE WORLD”. WE ASKED HER TO REVEAL SOME OF THE TRICKS BEHIND HER TRADE. Can you tell us about the island world you’ve created for this production of The Tempest? It’s a very … Continue reading CONJURING MAGIC ON THE ISLAND
One of Shakespeare's most captivating characters stands at the centre of The Tempest. His name is Prospero and he mesmerises audiences with his magic, his malevolence and - in the end - his mercy. Brian Lipson will play Prospero for Bell Shakespeare in August and September, and John Bell will direct him. For this special … Continue reading WHO IS PROSPERO?
AT THE END OF HIS CAREER, SHAKESPEARE WHIPPED UP A STORM THAT CONTAINED ALL THE VERY BEST ELEMENTS OF HIS WORK TO DATE. AND IN DOING SO, HE GAVE US A TANTALISING GLIMPSE OF HOW HE MAY HAVE FELT ABOUT BIDDING FAREWELL TO THE STAGE. When is Shakespeare most Shakespearean? It sounds like the sort … Continue reading THE SORCERER WITHIN