The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 3by William Shakespeare
The Tempest has long dazzled readers and audiences with its intricate blend of magic, music, humour, intrigue and tenderness, its vibrant but ambiguous central characters. As Virginia and Alden Vaughan show, in their wide-ranging new edition of this established favourite, such antithetical extremes exemplify the play's endlessly arguable nature, its appeal to/i>… See more details below
The Tempest has long dazzled readers and audiences with its intricate blend of magic, music, humour, intrigue and tenderness, its vibrant but ambiguous central characters. As Virginia and Alden Vaughan show, in their wide-ranging new edition of this established favourite, such antithetical extremes exemplify the play's endlessly arguable nature, its appeal to diverse eras and cultures.
The Vaughans situate The Tempest at the centre of changing cultural attitudes towards colonialism, power politics and patriarchal hierarchies, and demonstrate how the play both shaped and reflected those changing attitudes. Informed by the concerns of a post-colonial international community, their edition emphasises the play's world-wide cultural appropriation, and includes an extensive discussion of the play's after-life as well as an appendix of selected appropriations. The interdisciplinary editorial approach contributes a distinctively blended cultural and historical focus.
"The Vaughans have provided a valuable new edition of the play, one whose expanded contextualisation, especially, will contribute to The Tempest's lively and varied afterlife both within and beyond the classroom."Barbara Fuchs, University of Washington, Seattle, Shakespeare Quarterly
For more than a century educators, students and general readers have relied on The Arden Shakespeare to provide the very best scholarship and most authoritative texts available. The Third Series editions' added emphasis on all aspects of Shakespeare performance extended the Arden editions readership to also become the preferred text for theatre professionals.
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Table of Contents
List of illustrations General Editors preface Preface INTRODUCTION The play - Genesis and early performances - Genre - Structure - Music - Language - Characters The context - Domestic politics - Brave new world - Africa and Ireland - Literary forerunners - Classical models - The salvage man - Magic - Masque The afterlife - Restoration rewritings - Eighteenth-century ambivalence - Romanticism - Perspectives on imperialism - Re-enter Miranda - Freudian influences - The Tempest on stage and film since 1900 The text - Ralph Cranes manuscript - Editorial practice - Cruxes THE TEMPEST Appendix 1: Sources 1. Strachey, True Reportory 2. Montaigne, Of the Caniballes Appendix 2: Appropriations 1. Browning, Caliban upon Setebos 2. Rodo, Ariel 3. Mannoni, Prospero and Caliban Abbreviations and References Index
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