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The Tempest

 
 
 
 
The Tempest
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780553213072
ISBN 10: 553213075
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: 1988
Format: Paperback
Pages: N/A
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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.

Each Edition Includes:

  • Comprehensive explanatory notes
  • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
  • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
  • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
  • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography