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Murray explaining his vision of the play to the cast and crew. The founder and artistic director of the Royal Exchange Theatre Company says: "I've never agreed with productions that portray Prospero as an older man."

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Staging Shakespeare's midlife crisis

Director Braham Murray gives his take on Prospero, the central character in the Bard's last play, The Tempest.
Apr 17, 2015 5:50 AM

THE plot of The Tempest might be about a marooned duke plotting his way out of an island back into Milanese government, but it's really about a man going through a midlife crisis.

That's certainly how director Braham Murray says he read the character of Prospero in Shakespeare's last play

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