The Tempest

The Tempest

eBook - 2012
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This bewitching play, Shakespeare's final work, articulates a wealth of the playwright's mature reflections on life and contains some of his most familiar and oft-quoted lines. The story concerns Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants -- Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch's son. Into their idyllic but isolated lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous harmony. Students, poetry lovers, and drama enthusiasts will treasure this convenient, modestly priced edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays and one of literature's finest comedies.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, 2012
ISBN: 9780486113845
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
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c67macdonald
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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