Host Danny Boyle used a line from what Shakespearean play to welcome the athletes and fans arriving in London for the 2012 Olympics? – 2017

Host Danny Boyle used a line from what Shakespearean play to welcome the athletes and fans arriving in London for the 2012 Olympics?

The Tempest

Danny Boyle inspired by ‘The Tempest’ for Olympics ceremony

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle said that William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” served as an inspiration for his recently revealed designs for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. The live extravaganza, which will be broadcast on television July 27, comes with an estimated price tag of $42 million and will mark the opening of the Summer Games.

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