Tuesday, January 04, 2005


THROUGH SHAKESPEARE'S 'The Tempest,' playwright Tom Ziegler brings Fanny Kemble to life. Her name doesn't ring a bell? Well, see the play 'Mrs. Kemble's Tempest' at the Walnut Street Theatre through Jan. 23, and her story unfolds.

Shakespeare's story of one woman's turbulent life sort of parallels Kemble's. 'Kemble's Tempest' illustrates her battle with smallpox, and the dissonance and dismay she felt upon discovering that her Philadelphia-born husband was one of this country's largest slave owners."

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