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Publication Date: 17 Apr 2008
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13)
AR: 9.0 UY
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Annotated study edition of this Shakespeare play.
The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the works for modern readers
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 now generally 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 both more open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed.
List of illustrations
Beginnings and issues
The Renaissance political context
Epic and history
Renunciation and resolution
Text and date
The play on the stage