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The Tempest (The Annotated Shakespeare)

The Tempest (The Annotated Shakespeare)
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780300108163
ISBN 10: 300108168
Edition: 1
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2006-04-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 157
List Price: $8.95

Shakespeare's valedictory play is also one of his most poetical and magical. The story involves the spirit Ariel, the savage Caliban, and Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, now a wizard living on a remote island who uses his magic to shipwreck a party of ex-compatriots.

This extensively annotated version of The Tempest makes the play completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century." Linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary, pronunciation, and prosody and provides alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations give readers all the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. Raffel provides an introductory essay, and in a concluding essay, Harold Bloom examines the characters Prospero and Caliban.