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Tempest

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ISBN-10: 0553213075

ISBN-13: 9780553213072

Edition: Revised 

Authors: William Shakespeare, David Bevington, David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, Robert Kean Turner

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This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill.  Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore--as well as to forestall a rebellion, to arrange the meeting of his daughter, Miranda, with an eminently suitable young prince, and, more important, to relinquish his magic powers in recognition of his advancing age.  Richly filled with music and magic, romance and comedy, the play's theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the heart.
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
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,…    

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