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Musician and teacher James G. Henderson, '71 wrote a musical based on Shakespeare's The Tempest called The Tempest, Ariel's Way: A Musical of Betrayal Revenge, and Reconciliation. Written in 2003 and first performed in 2005, Ariel's Way was revised and restaged in October 2010 with professional performers and musicians. This second production was shot on multiple cameras and edited into a high-quality video.

This collection contains, in hard copy and digital form, all visual, musical, and written materials required to produce Ariel’s Way. These include the libretto, written scores for piano and conductor, lead sheets for musicians, guidelines for scenic and costume designers, and supplemental audio tracks. Also included are videos of the October 2010 production, and business cards with contact and website information.

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Collection Size

.27 cubic feet

Publication Date

March 2016


Musical, Shakespeare, Tempest, James G. Henderson, libretto, score, video


Music | Theatre and Performance Studies

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-192:  Ariel's Way