The Tempest

The Tempest

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451527127
  • 288 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


Prospero, sorcerer and rightful Duke of Milan, along with his daughter Miranda, has lived on an island for many years since his position was usurped by his brother Antonio. Then, as Antonio’s ship passes near the island one day, Prospero conjures up a terrible storm…This play, combining elements of both tragedy and comedy, is believed by some to be the last Shakespeare wrote on his own, as well as one of his most fascinating works. The Signet edition also features an overview of Shakespeare’s life and times, commentary by William Strachey, Montaigne, and others, and a stage and screen history, among other special content.


Table of Contents

The Tempest – William Shakespeare – Edited by Robert Langbaum Samuel Taylor Coleridge: From The Lectures of 1811- 1812, Lecture IX
E. M. W. Tillyard: The Tragic Pattern: ?The Tempest?
Bernard Knox: ?The Tempest? and the Ancient Comic Tradition
Lorie Jerrell Leininger: The Miranda Trap: Sexism and Racism in Shakespeare?s ?Tempest?
Sylvan Barnet: ?The Tempest? on the Stage

Stephen Greenblatt: The Use of Salutary Anxiety in ?The Tempest?

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