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Prospero's Books


Puzzle-master [[Performer~P92456~Peter Greenaway~petergreenaway]] exposes another aspect of his peculiar obsessions to the filmgoing public. Prospero's Books uses [[Performer~P314726~Shakespeare~williamshakespeare]] as a foundation and then skips along to define its own lush territory. The books of the title are briefly referenced in The Tempest -- Prospero is a magician who gets to keep only a small fragment of his enormous library when he is exiled with his daughter to an enchanted island. In the film...more