The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of... show more
The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote.Each volume in the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare includes:New Scholarship – Premiere scholars introduce each play with contemporary scholarship. An essay on editing the text provides an in-depth look at the quartos and folios used in the edition. Contextualizing Essays – Essays on Shakespeare’s England, language, and life, along with essays on performing Shakespeare and significant performances frame the play in both historical and theatrical context for readers. A look at the lasting influence of the play on music, art, film, and dance creates an interdisciplinary framework with which to approach the play. Better Notes – Through one-word margin definitions, facing-page glosses, and longer end notes after the play, our innovative approach to notes pulls readers away from the text fewer times while providing them with more information and comprehensive analysis. Further Reading – An annotated bibliography of titles, hand-selected by the introduction author, takes readers beyond the edition for further reading.An extraordinary blend of visual spectacle, story, and poetry, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s dramatic meditation on the art of power. The editor, Gordon McMullan, illuminates the play by putting it in the context of early modern writings on colonization and political conflict.
Publish date: January 25th 2007
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Shakespeare
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.
I went to see The Tempest in the Globe theatre in the summer of 2013. And while it was some time ago, it really helped me to understand the play. The tempest, Shakespeare's final play and considered to be one of his least understandable is not an easy read but an interesting read it is. Filled wit...
Even though I gave The Tempest five stars, it's still not quite up there with how much I loved Macbeth and Othello. I would consider The Tempest the most romantic of Shakespeare's plays I have read so far. At least this one doesn't have people settling for those that they decide to make do with (Twe...
It can be really annoying as you read a book and pick up all of these wonderful ideas about the themes and suddenly discover that you have forgotten them by the time you get around to writing the review. Honestly, it happens to me all the time, and it is even more annoying with these Shakespeare Sig...
I boarded the king's ship: now on the beak, Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin, I flamed amazement - Ariel, The Tempest 1.2.227-229 The Tempest has been in my top five Shakespeare plays ever since I read it; in fact, I think it's probably my second favourite, behind Henry V. The play is ...