The Tempestby William Shakespeare
Pub. Date: 03/28/1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore--as well as to forestall a rebellion, to arrange the meeting of his daughter, Miranda, with an eminently suitable young prince, and, more important, to relinquish his magic powers in recognition of his advancing age. Richly filled with music and magic, romance and comedy, the play's theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the heart.
Table of ContentsThe Tempest - William Shakespeare - Edited by Robert Langbaum Samuel Taylor Coleridge: From The Lectures of 1811- 1812, Lecture IX
E. M. W. Tillyard: The Tragic Pattern: ?The Tempest?
Bernard Knox: ?The Tempest? and the Ancient Comic Tradition
Lorie Jerrell Leininger: The Miranda Trap: Sexism and Racism in Shakespeare?s ?Tempest?
Sylvan Barnet: ?The Tempest? on the Stage
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Stephen Greenblatt: The Use of Salutary Anxiety in ?The Tempest?
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William Shakespeare's play The Tempest, is one of the best play i have read so far. In this play, Shakespeare conveys numerous things that relates to the real world. This play is not a easy play to understand. It takes time to know what's happening in each scene. Moreover, the reader needs to analyze each line carefully so he/she can understand what each line means.Over all, The tempest is a great play to read, and i am really sure that once your finished with the play, you would want to read another play by shakespeare.