The Tempest - Prospero and Miranda - NY, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 40° 46.842 W 073° 58.126
18T E 587015 N 4514924
Quick Description: A sculpture depicting two characters from Shakespeare's Tempest, Prospero and Miranda, is located outside the Delacorte Theatre, opposite W 81st Street in Central Park, New York City.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2017 12:37:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMX7JF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
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Long Description:

The sculpture titled The Tempest depicts the main characters of Shakespeare's tragicomedy - Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan and his daughter Miranda.

In this larger than life, somewhat abstract, bronze sculpture the magician Prospero is standing to the right of his daughter Miranda. He is sheltering Miranda under his left arm while casts a spell with his right hand. The details of the sculpture are created in a rough cast, suggestive style. Milton Hebald created the sculpture which was installed in front of Central Park's Delacorte Theatre in 1973. The sculpture rests on a rectangular granite base that is inscribed:


Prospero is a sorcerer and the rightful Duke of Milan,, He together with his daughter Miranda have been deposed and exiled for twelve years on an island by Prospero's jealous brother Antonio.

The play takes it's title from the action of Prospero that, divining that his brother Antonio is on a nearby ship, raises a tempest that causes the passengers to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned.

The Delacorte Theatre is the home of free Shakespeare in the Park productions.

Location Type: Statue/Bust/Portrait

Property Type:: Public

Date of event:: 1973

Location notes::
Delacorte Theatre opposite W 81st Street Central Park NY, NY

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