Sunday, March 24th at 1 pm ~ FREE! This is the final Silver Screen Sunday performance at the Delaware Art Museum this season. The Tempest is a 2010 American comedy-drama film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, featuring Helen Mirren in the principal role of Prospera, David Strathairn as King Alonso, Djimon Hounsou as Caliban, and Russell Brand as Trinculo. The film is directed by Julie Taymor and premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2010. Introduction and discussion: Allyson Good, Delaware Shakespeare Festival.
As part of the Year of the Bard, a statewide Shakespearean festival, the Delaware Art Museum is screening contrasting versions of three Shakespeare plays (Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest) from January through March 2013. Each screening will be introduced by a Shakespeare expert and/or humanities scholar, showing how Shakespeare’s text has been absorbed, adapted, and altered to reflect a changing society. Sponsored by Delaware Humanities Forum. Snacks will be available for purchase in the Thronson Café.