Feuding noblemen, embroiled in a world of spirits and sorcery, are to come to terms with their past when their children meet by chance and fall passionately in love.
Unfamiliar English accents, so prevalent in most Shakespearian productions, are absent from this series. English and drama teachers, as well as the typical playgoer, will find this feature of tremendous value. Shakespeare's own language is preserved; clarity of both language and story is achieved.
Prospero brings King Alonso, Duke Antonio and court attendants safely ashore. Unbeknown to the rest of the castaways, Ferdinand, the King's son, arrives separately and meets Miranda, Prospero's daughter. The two fall in love.
The missing Ferdinand is assumed drowned. Alonso repents of his past deeds, believing Ferdinand's death was punishment for his own wrongdoing. Prospero, convinced that his false brother and the King have reformed, reveals himself as the wronged, but genuine Duke of Milan. The rejoicing group celebrates the wedding of Ferdinand and Miranda.