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In ‘The Tempest’ Prospero Can Be A Woman

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Katherine Almquist plays Prospero in “The Tempest” directed by Robin Frome at The Sherman Playhouse. Photo by Trish Haldin

Prospero comes in all shapes, sizes and dispositions. The powerful and sometimes vengeful magician in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” can be athletic, he can be remote, he can be cruel, he can be forgiving.

He can be a woman. 

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