As the curtain falls on this bewitching play, the audience is left wondering who the greater magician is: Prospero or Lepage. Set design, costumes, even seemingly banal objects are brought to life with acts of theatrical sorcery. Poet Michel Garneau transforms the energy, rhythm and poetry of the original play into “classical” Québécois, and nothing could be more natural.
In his prelude to the play, Garneau asks the audience to “imagine,” for this, Shakespeare’s last play, remains a most glorious testament to the fertility of the human imagination.
By William Shakespeare
Translated and adapted by Michel Garneau
Directed by Robert Lepage