The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series)

The Tempest (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series)

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by William Shakespeare, Alden T. Vaughan, Virginia Mason Vaughan
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903436073
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.91(d)

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English dramatist, poet, and actor, generally regarded as the greatest playwright of all time.

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The Tempest 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reason I read this play was because of personal reasons. My ancestor Stephen Hopkins was aboard the Sea Venture in which influenced this play. Good read. Derek D
Guest More than 1 year ago
You need to take your time because if you rush into it you will not get the full effect as you will if you would take your time and understand. I think that you should read this and act out some of your favorite scenes!!! Just have FUN!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally feel that of all of Shakespeare's works, the language in The Tempest is one of the easiest to understand. That being said, the notes and meanings given on the left-hand pages helped immensely while reading. I will ALWAYS buy Barnes and Noble Shakespeare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Guys? I'm gonna turn in for the night. My head is throbbing and my eyes are hurting really bad. I love you Mason. Everyone else goodnight" She falls on a pew falling asleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Good." She nods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(( True feelings come out! DX ))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She vowed to kill anyone who tried to fo<_>rcema<_>te her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O.o......this is a once in a lifetime offer, kit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bbt. Sis is an ass...
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Because I never received it. I am writing this review because I have had the most abysmal customer service from B&N. I contacted B&N after my package failed to arrive, though marked as delivered. They promptly responded via email and asked me to reply to the email indicating whether I wanted to cancel or have them ship out a new item, free of charge. I replied immediately to please ship a new item. I did not receive a confirmation or response. Days go by and I reply to the same thread, asking if they had an update; still no response. I continually monitor my online account for any changes. Finally, after a week, I call and ask about my order. The customer service representative said there was no record of my contact. I forwarded the entire email exchange to complain about the lack of response and never heard back. I submitted a separate email complaint to let them know that as a B&N member for the past six years, it was really disappointing that they couldn't even bother to acknowledge my dismal experience. Obviously, I have never heard back; however, I still get "reminder" emails that I have items in my cart. Meanwhile, I had the exact same problem with Amazon and they replaced my order AND upgraded me to overnight shipping AND gave me a five dollar credit for the hassle. I will not be shopping at Barnes and Noble anymore, which is truly a shame. I am so disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was hoping to use this to teach my sophomores, but the footnotes are just a black screen. Disappointed I bought the more expensive copy of the play now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She does as she is told, bubbling with excitment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe he'll be the cranky old wizard :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are funny. One Direction is freaking horrid though. Lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i read
BonnieMcCune More than 1 year ago
A classic. A number of contemporary plays, movies, and books re-use the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not in english in chinese
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kay_elle_ More than 1 year ago
I'm reviewing the NookBook formatting, not the play. If you plan on purchasing this in eBook format for a class, I strongly suggest buying it in paperback. There are no line numbers! The footnotes refer to lines, but the lines themselves are numberless! I actually own this in paperback copy, but I left it at my parents' house and I needed it to write a paper. So, naturally I just decided to purchase it for my Nook instead of getting it mailed, however, the whole reason I needed it in the first place (to reference the lines) is nonexistant in the eBook format. Yes, it was only $5, but it almost seems pointless to read Shakespeare without the line numbers for reference.