Friday, November 7, 2014
Such stuff as dreams are made on
Helen Mirren stars in the principal role of Prospera, the duchess of Milan, who is usurped by her brother, Antonio (Chris Cooper), and cast off on a raft to die with her three-year-old daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones). Twelve years later, Prospera has her opportunity for revenge; she conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure her usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island.
Ben Whishaw plays Ariel, a spirit who aids Prospera; Djimon Hounsou is Caliban, Prospera’s slave; David Strathairn is Alonso, the King of Naples; and Reeve Carney is Ferdinand, Alonso’s son, who falls in love with Miranda.