Janni Younge Productions

The Tempest

Set on a fictitious island off the coast of Africa, this Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Tempest interpreted the text from a post-colonial perspective, reading into the role of Prospero and Caliban the power dynamics of oppression.

I created the tempest puppets to capture some of the more magical characters and qualities in this most magical of Shakespeare’s plays.

 

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Credits

Credits

Producer: Royal Shakespeare Company and the Baxter Theatre Centre
Director: Janice Honeyman
Puppets: Design, construction and choreography by Janni Younge
Music: Neo Muyanga
Starring: John Kani and Anthony Sher

Recognition

Puppet design nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award