The Tempest (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1by William Shakespeare
Pub. Date: 11/19/2003
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
“Sources and Contexts” offers a rich collection of documents on the
The Tempest presents some of Shakespeare’s most insightful meditations on the cycle of lifeending and beginning, death and regeneration, bondage and freedom. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the First Folio text and is accompanied by explanatory annotations.
“Sources and Contexts” offers a rich collection of documents on the play’s central themesmagic and witchcraft, politics and religion, geography and travel. Writers include Ovid, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Gabriel Naudé, Michel de Montaigne, and William Strachey.
“Criticism” collects eighteen responses to The Tempest, from John Dryden and Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Stephen Orgel and Leah Marcus. “Rewritings and Appropriations” includes creative reactions to The Tempest, by playwrights, filmmakers, and poets, among them H.D., Peter Greenaway, and Ted Hughes.
A Selected Bibliography is also included.
Table of Contents
PART I. SHAKESPEARE AND THE TEMPEST
Introduction: The Life and Work of William Shakespeare
The Text of The Tempest
PART II. A CASE STUDY IN CRITICAL CONTROVERSY
Introduction: Why Study Critical Controversies about The Tempest?
Literary Study, Politics, and Shakespeare: A Debate
George Will, Literary Politics
Stephen Greenblatt, The Best Way to Kill Our Literary Heritage Is to Turn It into a Decorous Celebration of the New World Order
Sources and Contexts
Michel de Montaigne, from Of the Cannibals
William Strachey, from True Repertory of the Wreck
Sylvester Jourdain, from A Discovery of the Barmudas
Richard Hakluyt, Reasons for Colonization
Bartolome de la Casas, from Letter to Philip, Great Prince of Spain
Ronald Takaki, The Tempest in the Wilderness
Shakespeare and the Power of Order
Frank Kermode, From Shakespeare: The Final Plays
Reuben A. Brower, The Mirror of Analogy: The Tempest
The Postcolonial Challenge
Paul Brown, "This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine": The Tempest and the Discourse of Colonialism
Francis Barker and Peter Hulme, Nymphs and Reapers Heavily Vanish: The Discursive Con-Texts of The Tempest
Aime Cesaire, A Tempest, Scene 2
Responding to the Challenge
Deborah Willis, Shakespeare's Tempest and the Discourse ofColonialism
David Scott Kastan, "The Duke of Milan/And His Brave Son": Dynastic Politics in The Tempest
Meredith Anne Skura, Discourse and the Individual: The Case of Colonialism in The Tempest
The Feminist Challenge
Ania Loomba, from Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama
Ann Thompson, "Miranda, Where's Your Sister? Reading Shakespeare's Tempest
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