The Tempest

The Tempest

Book - 1994
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare's Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.

The Tempest is the most lyrical, profound and fascinating of Shakespeare's late comedies. Prospero, long exiled from Italy with his daughter Miranda, seeks to use his magical powers to defeat his former enemies. Eventually, having proved merciful, he divests himself of that magic, his 'art', and prepares to return to the mainland. The Tempest has often been regarded as Shakespeare's 'farewell to the stage' before his retirement.

In the past, critics emphasised the romantically beautiful features of The Tempest, seeing it as an imaginative fantasia. In recent decades, however, The Tempest has also been treated as a potently political drama which offers controversial insights into colonialism and racism. Frequently staged and diversely filmed, the play has influenced numerous poets and novelists.

Publisher: Ware : Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1994.
ISBN: 9781853262036
185326203X
Branch Call Number: PR2833.A2 B76 1994b
822.33 W4a
Characteristics: 84 pages ; 18 cm.

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c67macdonald
Jun 15, 2016

Outstanding example of William Shakespeare"s brilliance!

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ivetterod
May 23, 2014

It was hilarious but just okay.

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

This was rather mild for a Shakespeare play. While I can't aver that I understood every pun and allusion in the play I did enjoy it. It's amazing how a play existing almost on dialogue alone can convey such vivid images.

AlexRider12199 Aug 02, 2013

it is a good book

dpecsreads Jul 28, 2013

A fun Shakespearean comedy full of mysticism and magic! Act V is a bit rushed but otherwise it's a fun read. Read in preparation for New York Classical Theater's production of "The Tempest" (and the John Cassavetes film "Tempest," which I saw at BAM).

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flamered
Jun 19, 2013

Read the book before seeing the movie.

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flamered
Jun 19, 2013

There is a dude & his kid sent to live on an island & he seeks vengeance for his rightful spot in the family royalty line.

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flamered
Jun 19, 2013

" Do so. To ebb hereditary sloth instructs me "

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