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Tempest

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ISBN-10: 0393978192

ISBN-13: 9780393978193

Edition: 2003

Authors: William Shakespeare, Peter Hulme, William H. Sherman

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'The Tempest' presents some of Shakespeare's most insightful meditations on the cycle of life. Based on the first Folio text, this edition is accompanied by explanatory annotations. The play's central themes are explored in the criticism section which includes 18 essays.
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List price: $10.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.16" wide x 8.35" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

Peter Hulme is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex. He is the author of Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean, 1492-1797 and Remnants of Conquest: The Caribs and Their Visitors, 1877-1998. He is co-editor, with William H. Sherman, of The Tempest and Its Travels and, with Tim Young, of the Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing.

William H. Sherman is Professor of Early Modern Studies in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. He is the author of John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the English Renaissance and of many articles on Renaissance literature, travel writing, and the history of the book.nbsp;He has also edited The Tempest and Its Travels with Peter Hulme, and the new Cambridge edition of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist with Peter Holland.

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Beginnings and Issues
First Appearances
The Genre
Readings and Interpretations
Wives and Mothers
Magic
Caliban
Suitors and Rapists
The Renaissance Political Context
Political Marriages
Utopia and the New World
Authority
Epic and History
Italy and Carthage
The Masque
Jacobean Court Spectacles
The Masque as Image and Symbol
Renunciation and Resolution
Text and Date
The Text
The Date
The Play on the Stage
Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References
The Tempest
The Seamanship of Act I, Scene I
The Strachey Letter
The Music
Florio's Montaigne
'Of the Cannibals'
From 'Of Cruelty'
Medea's Incantation
From Ovid, Metamorphoses, vii
From The Fifteen Books of P. Ovidius Naso, Entitled Metamorphosis, translated...by Arthur Golding (1567)
Lineation
Index