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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."

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