Join Vanessa Vaché, Patrick Harvey, Ellyn Heald, Samantha Blinn, Levi Morger, Will McKay, Jen Greenwald and Ariana Karp as we discuss Act I of The Tempest.What is the storm in the first scene of the play? Why does Prospero sink the ship?Is Prospero’s ultimate goal to torment his enemies? What is his end-game?Prospero as stage-manager/puppet-master/directorWhere are Prospero’s powers from? A book? The earth? Did Ariel cast a love spell over Ferdinand and Miranda?Miranda as front-footed. Bashfulness is something that is learnedWho can see Ariel? Is Prospero the only one? Does Miranda know about the spirits?The idea that Ariel is the manifestation of a humanoid form of magic, Ariel can split and shape shift into any form.Challenges of staging the very lengthy second sceneAriel being compelled and confused by human behavior as a way to “other” Ariel Does Prospero have some remorse and regret about neglecting his duties as Duke of Milan?