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Overview

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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"The Vaughans have provided a valuable new edition of the play, one whose expanded contextualization, especially, will contribute to The Tempest's lively and varied afterlife both within and beyond the classroom...Extensive, up-to-date critical introduction that incorporates recent and even forthcoming scholarship...Te introduction provides a formidable range of materials for teachers, performers, and directors. The section on “The afterlife” of the text is especially strong, with a comprehensive survey of both stage and film productions, Particularly valuable is this section’s geographical breadth...Lavish illustrations further enhance the production history. The notes to the text itself are copious and replete with useful information, from staging possibilities to related literary usages. They also refer frequently to previous editions, providing a virtual map of the text’s editorial history. The notes...are a model of thorough scholarship."—Shakespeare Quarterly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780174435358
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Arden Shakespeare Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2002

    My fav Shakespeare....

    ....second only to 'The Winters Tale'. The main character serves as an image for a loving father, God Himself even. I was afraid when I took a course on Shakespeare that his stories would be too hard to follow in their old language, but it's really not that hard if you just stay focused and refer to Cliffsnotes whenever you get really lost.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    I love it

    I read this because i wanted to know it feels like to act. I always said,"im gonna be anbactor when i grow up "
    . So bi tryed this play and i loved it. Thanks for reading

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    Posted April 26, 2013

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    Awesome

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    Posted July 14, 2012

    AWESOMENESS!!!!

    The first one was awesone and the prolouge was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Awesome

    This is awesome because i had a play about it and i didnt even know about it and it helped me my favorite charecter was areal (because she was my part)

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    Posted October 10, 2014

    This sucks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    So boring

    It was so boring that when i was reading this to my cat he tried to plug his ears now was that painful thanks for that auther

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    Posted May 9, 2014

    Aerostar to Thorn and GoldenBrook

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    HEY TO ALL BLOODCLAN! >:(!

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    Princess

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    Posted March 12, 2014

    Was ok

    Not a big fan..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    READ THIS RIGHT NOW

    This story the Tempest is only good if you like to read plays.

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