Narrator R.H. Thomson would have made a fine Prospero in Shakespeare's TEMPEST: His voice has the ideal blend of toughness and tenderness to portray the vengeful but ultimately forgiving Duke of Milan. In Atwood's contemporary retelling of the Bard's final play, the veteran Canadian actor (but relat... more »
Karissa Vacker's tones are subdued as she narrates the first-person story of 16-year-old Sarah. Her muted performance matches the heroine's depressed affect. But there lurks in Vacker's restraint an edge that hints at Sarah's emotional tornadoes. Sarah, always renewed by art, suddenly finds that she... more »
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