The Tempest captured my attention with words, action, and costumes. I love period pieces and the wardrobes that accompany them. I’m not saying I wish we dressed up as the Shakespearean people did but I do really love full dresses. The men’s clothing, not so much.
Here is a full peek behind the scenes with this slideshow of images of the cast, and original sketches of their costumes!
Synopsis: This modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical and magical fantasy with Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen, 2006) leading a star-studded cast including Russell Brand (Get Him To The Greek) and Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer’s apprentice). Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera (Mirren) conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge. Directed by Julie Taymor (Frida) — and complete with exclusive bonus features — The Tempest, with its innovative twist, is a supernatural dramedy filled with Shakespearean villains, lovers and fools that will leave you spellbound.
A New Wardrobe
I always love watching Shakespearean movies. I feel like I’ve been shipped off in a time capsule when they’ve been done well and The Tempest was done well. Not only that but it has a touch of supernatural with witch powers and of course a bit of romance. The Tempest is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.