On a misty, forgotten isle somewhere between Tunis and Naples, two strange castaways, a father and a daughter, are watching the long-awaited ship. For Prospero, a duke robbed of his title, there is grim pleasure. At last his enemies are within his grasp.
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Nobody will take this seriously. Serious Shakespeare fanatics would be advised to look someplace else. And the animation isn't exactly Wallace and Gromit standard, but saying that, it's not cr*p either. And it is far easier to understand and watch than other longer, more boring adaptations. Though you can't understand what the characters are saying most of the time, it works far better than most stage performances, and it's good to have a laugh once in a while. Though Caliban and the villains are hardly intimidating at all, and everything seems rather dumbed down, this still makes for interesting viewing even if it doesn't feel a thing like traditional Shakespeare. This may not be a gem or a classic, but they're being released on DVD now in releases of two 25-minute shows, and though a £10 investment isn't the wisest of ideas, it is still worth a rent, even if it is just to poke fun at the rather stupid-sounding characters. 6/10
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