... just got back from seeing the RSC Tempest and it was simply amazing. I don't think I've seen a production like that for years, if ever.
Patrick Stewart was just fantastic and Ariel - well. Rather than being the normal, wirey, Puck-like creature, he was more silent-horror-movie-statuesque-disdainful.
the whole thing was amazing.
words have actually failed me at this point, so I'll go to bed!