Experimenting with Shakespeare's ‘Tempest'

2008-02-01 00:00

LAST time I saw Murray McGibbon, back in 2005, he was full of plans for an African version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. He talked about bringing some of his students from the University of Indiana, where he teaches, and putting them together with South African actors. He had won a grant for the project from the Eli Lilly Foundation in the United States and also got funding from the University of Indiana and was talking about 2006 as the date.

“I'm very influenced by Peter Brook - he's my private theatre god,” says McGibbon, referring to the influential British director. “I want to see if we can use his method of taking diverse groups and welding them into something.”

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