PROSPERO’S FAREWELL

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Picasso’s pen-and-ink portrait of the Bard, 1964.

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 1964, I had three small parts in Olivier’s Othello at the National Theatre.

On this 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, I thought it might be appropriate to speak Prospero’s final speech, his farewell to his magic, which some have thought was Shakespeare’s farewell to the theatre.

Two new films will soon follow.

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  • Joanne Maynard

    Age cannot wither nor custom stale Edward Petheridge.

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