The Tempest (1908)

8m, 780 feet
blkack and white, silent

A British fantasy film directed by Percy Stow.

Plot Summary

Prospero lives in exile with his daughter Miranda on a remote island. Prospero uses his powers to shipwreck his hated brother and sets in motion a chain of events that will change everyone's lives.


Director: Percy Stow
Clarendon Film Company
Script: Langford Reed
Play: William Shakespeare



  • The Bioscope no.113 (10 December 1908) p.14 – review
  • Literature/Film Quarterly vol.33 no.2 (2005) pp.142-155 – illustrated article (“Suiting the Action to the Word”: The Clarendon Tempest and the Evolution of a Narrative Silent Shakespeare by John P. McCombe)


  • by Walt Lee p.480 – credits
  • Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive by Luke McKernan and Olwen Terris pp.162-163 – credits, note