The Tempest presents some of Shakespeare’s most insightful meditations on the cycle of life—ending and beginning, death and regeneration, bondage and freedom. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the First Folio text and is accompanied by explanatory annotations.“Sources and Contexts” offers... show more
The Tempest presents some of Shakespeare’s most insightful meditations on the cycle of life—ending and beginning, death and regeneration, bondage and freedom. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the First Folio text and is accompanied by explanatory annotations.“Sources and Contexts” offers a rich collection of documents on the play’s central themes—magic and witchcraft, politics and religion, geography and travel. Writers include Ovid, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Gabriel Naudé, Michel de Montaigne, and William Strachey. “Criticism” collects eighteen responses to The Tempest, from John Dryden and Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Stephen Orgel and Leah Marcus. “Rewritings and Appropriations” includes creative reactions to The Tempest, by playwrights, filmmakers, and poets, among them H.D., Peter Greenaway, and Ted Hughes. A Selected Bibliography is also included.
Publish date: December 23rd 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 368
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 ...