Watch Prospero's Books
"Prospero's Books" (1991) is a film adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest." It combines animation, dance, opera, and mime. Prospero himself is the narrator. He is an exiled magician whose plans for revenge against an enemy are complicated when his daughter falls in love with the enemy's son. His sprite, Ariel, sides with the daughter and tries to talk the wizard out of revenge.
- John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson, Isabelle Pasco
- Peter Greenaway