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Picnic Play Reading: The Tempest By William Shakespeare

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The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–1611, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to cause his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand. (Wikipedia)

Reading will be held in the Amsterdamse Bos (weather permitting). Exact location details will be announced closer to the date. Please send an email to or for details of the location and to let Matt know you are coming. You do not need to be an InPlayers member to attend a play reading and there is no charge. Bring picnic food, something to drink and a blanket or chair to sit on. Reading starts at 16:00 and we will picnic afterwards for those who wish to stay.

Later Event: July 13
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