The Tempest

The Tempest stands at the entrance of the Delacorte Theater, home to the annual summer productions of Shakespeare in the Park.

The sculpture features two figures from Shakespeare’s tale—the wizard and exiled Duke Prospero, who shields his wind-swept daughter Miranda with one hand, the other hand curled to cast his spell.

The Tempest, along with its companion piece Romeo and Juliet, were sculpted by Milton Hebald and unveiled in 1977. They were the gift of publisher and philanthropist George T. Delacorte, who also donated several other features in the Park, including the theater that bears his name.