The second week of North Fulton Drama Club’s Steampunk Tempest’s rehearsals came and went rather quickly. It was filled with lots of Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban as their scenes were roughly blocked. Another scene blocked out was the romantic scene between Miranda and Ferdinand. Though… you won’t see any photos from that night. I didn’t really think the plan all the way through until that night.
It’s hard to take photos and video of a scene you are in. In any case, a revised plan is now in place so the next time you might be able to get a glimpse into Miranda’s scenes.
I thought it might be a good idea to give you a short synopsis of the show.
The Tempest is Shakespears’ last comedy. It takes place over only a couple days and is the story of Prospero regaining his titles and life. The show opens with a terrible storm that rips apart a fleet of ships. The one carrying the King of Naples, Duke of Milan, friends and family crashes on the shore of the island were Prospero has been marooned with his daughter, Miranda, for the past twelve years.
As the show progresses you find out Prospero’s evil sibling overthrew his reign as Duke of Milan and tried to have him and his family killed. But, a dear friend, Gonzalo, whisks Prospero and Miranda onto a small ship and sets them out to sea. Over the years Prospero continued his studies, passing his knowledge to Miranda, and dreamed he might have the change to take back his kingdom. With the help of Ariel, a spirit Prospero rescued, he is able to guide events in such a way where … well. You will need to watch the show to find out.
Shakespeare weaves a very concise story with out his the confusion of genders or the over-involvement of gods. The Tempest is a story of betrayal, revenge, schemes, magic, and love. A great night at the theater is in the making.
And! With the weather warming up, we were able to go outside for a night. But, night also brings on new challenges. We will see what next week has in store for the cast and crew. Lights? Bugs? Warm? Cool?
“Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands:
Curtsied when you have, and kiss’d
The wild waves whist,
Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the burthen bear.”