Christopher Plummer’s 2010 Performance of ‘The Tempest’ to Screen One Night Only: “There were only two days in which we were able to film this”
Have any plans on June 14? At 7:00 PM (local time) in North America there will be a one-night-only screening of the 2010 Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of The Tempest starring Christopher Plummer as Prospero in 565 movie theaters. Plummer recently spoke about the experience of being filmed while performing on stage and what his view is of filming live theatrical performances.
Plummer admits that there were some difficulties with filming a performance, especially since they would not do it without an audience. He explains, “There were only two days in which we were able to film this. There are two barriers in front of you. There’s the screen and then there’s the audience in the theatre. So I think a lot of credit to making this thing interesting was that it was shot with great imagination and very quickly so it did have a cinematic look about it. And the audience being present is terribly important because you then feel you have to photograph the audience so you know that they’re there. You then feel that you’re also there in the theatre.” Read more