While it will lack the open-air atmosphere that helps make Free Shakespeare on the Common productions special, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has found a way to present “The Tempest” this summer after all.
That way involves — what else? — a livestream.
CSC announced Thursday that the cast that had been scheduled to perform “The Tempest” on Boston Common this summer before COVID-19 intervened — including John Douglas Thompson as the island sorcerer Prospero — will deliver a script-in-hand performance on Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. on CSC’s YouTube channel. That channel can be accessed via www.commshakes.org.