The Tempest

The Tempest

Book - 2004
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Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, uses his skill at controlling natural forces to cause the shipwreck of his old opponents, forcing them to seek refuge on the island where he and his daughter Miranda have been living in exile, and setting the stage for Miranda to fall in love with Ferdinand, the prince of Naples. Includes explanatory notes, plot summaries, critical essay, and illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2004, ©1994
ISBN: 9780743482837
0743482832
Branch Call Number: 822.33 U7m 2004
Characteristics: li, 218 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Mowat, Barbara A.
Werstine, Paul

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A storm, a shipwreck, a remote island, an overthrown kingdom, the setup and the setting for this late romance by Shakespeare bring together young lovers, old enemies, a sorcerer, a beast, a clown, a sprite, a saint, gods and goddesses. The action of this
play covers amazing tricks and maybe the... Read More »


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pca73macdonald
Jun 15, 2016

Outstanding example of William Shakespeare"s brilliance!

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ivetterod
May 23, 2014

It was hilarious but just okay.

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

This was rather mild for a Shakespeare play. While I can't aver that I understood every pun and allusion in the play I did enjoy it. It's amazing how a play existing almost on dialogue alone can convey such vivid images.

AlexRider12199 Aug 02, 2013

it is a good book

dpecsreads Jul 28, 2013

A fun Shakespearean comedy full of mysticism and magic! Act V is a bit rushed but otherwise it's a fun read. Read in preparation for New York Classical Theater's production of "The Tempest" (and the John Cassavetes film "Tempest," which I saw at BAM).

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flamered
Jun 19, 2013

Read the book before seeing the movie.

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flamered
Jun 19, 2013

There is a dude & his kid sent to live on an island & he seeks vengeance for his rightful spot in the family royalty line.

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Jun 19, 2013

" Do so. To ebb hereditary sloth instructs me "

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