Nathan Roberts, Production Manager and Lecturer in Theater and Performance Studies, created the original music and sound design for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (playing now through Sept. 4).

Britney Simpson and Tyler Fauntleroy, foreground, with, in the background, Kayla Coleman, left,  and Howard W. Overshown in Ryan Quinn’s production of “The Tempest.” photo by T. Charles Erickson
August 12, 2021

GARRISON, N.Y. — Prospero’s grievance has been gnawing at him a dozen years when at last he speaks of it to his teenage daughter, Miranda, explaining how they were forced from their noble life in Milan into island exile.

His own treacherous brother snatched his dukedom away, propelled by “an evil nature” and a craving for power that Prospero — bookish sorcerer, kindly father, distracted ruler — hadn’t suspected in him…

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