n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Storm Warning : Directed by Malcolm Purkey, September 2004 : theatre review

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



Extracted from text ... STORM WARNING : The Tempest. Directed by Malcolm Purkey, The Wits Theatre. Design by Gerhard Marx and lighting design by Melanie Dobbs, 13-25 September 2004. TONY VOSS There is no stage curtain, so the island and the magician's cell, his books and instruments, are visible as the audience enters. In the crepuscule of the house-lights dimming, the stage fills, the weather breaks, and in the darkness set and machinery come to life. What looked like a huge oldfashioned semi-cylindrical blotter turns into a metronomically rolling deck on which a deckhand clings perilously to a mast: the wound wind-machine seems to ..

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