The Tempest | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Robert Brustein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of The Tempest.
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Critical Review by Robert Brustein

SOURCE: Brustein, Robert. Review of The Tempest. New Republic 213 (4 December 1995): 27-8.

In the following review of director George C. Wolfe's production of The Tempest, Brustein observes that spectacular technical and set design elements were unmatched by poorly realized individual performances in the drama.

George C. Wolfe's dynamic production of The Tempest, which played last season in the Central Park and has now moved to the Broadhurst, proves once again that Joe Papp's latest successor is a brilliant showman. There is hardly a moment in this New York Shakespeare production that is not alive with dazzling and spectacular effects: Bunraku puppets, Indonesian shadow play, Caribbean carnivals, Macy's Day floats, Asian stiltwalkers, death masks, stick dancing, magical transformations effected through a haze of smokepots. Don't look to spend any quiet time here. The stage is...

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