The Tempest

The Tempest

Book - 1998
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Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, The Tempest is one of the plays in which Shakespeare's genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression. Significantly, it was placed first when published in the First Folio of 1623, and is nowgenerally seen as the playwright's most penetrating statement about his art.Stephen Orgel's wide-ranging introduction examines changing attitudes to The Tempest, and reassesses the evidence behind the various readings. He focuses on key characters and their roles and relationships, as well as on the dramatic, historical, and political context, finding the play to be bothmore open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998, c1987.
ISBN: 9780192834140
0192834142
Branch Call Number: 822.33 Shakespe 1987
Characteristics: x, 248 p. ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Orgel, Stephen

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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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Jun 19, 2013

" Do so. To ebb hereditary sloth instructs me "

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