Act 1 Scene 1 – The storm

This play opens with a dramatic storm at sea. In Act 1 Scene 1, a ship carrying the King of Naples and other noblemen is wrecked.

This video shows a group of actors rehearsing the scene and the director is trying out different ways to perform it. As you watch, consider the following:

  • how you think this would have been performed in Shakespeare’s time
  • how modern special effects could be used to make the scene dramatic
  • how lighting and sound could be used to make this scene convincing to the audience