Review: ‘The Tempest’ in Garden Grove tosses in too many disparate elements

By Eric Marchese

The time-tested plays of Shakespeare lend themselves to an extraordinary level of interpretation – at times, incredibly successful and at others, not so much.

Shakespeare Orange County’s outdoor amphitheater staging of “The Tempest” qualifies as a mixed bag. Some elements are marvelously effective, while others miss the boat.

The boat analogy is apt, for the play’s focal event is a raging hurricane at sea that causes its passengers and crew to become stranded on a remote island.

The storm, of course, isn’t natural, but whipped up by Prospero (Harry Groener), a magician. Twelve years earlier, he was Duke of Milan – but his [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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