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The tempest

Author: William Shakespeare; Stephen Orgel
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1994, ©1987.
Series: The Oxford Shakespeare; World's classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, "The Tempest" is arguably one of the plays in which Shakespeare's genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Stephen Orgel
ISBN: 0192814508 9780192814500 0198129173 9780198129172 0192834142 9780192834140
OCLC Number: 30543984
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 1987.
Includes index.
Author: William Shakespeare.
Description: x, 248 pages : illustrations, music ; 20 cm.
Contents: Beginnings and issues --
First appearances --
The genre --
Readings and interpretations --
Wives and mothers --
Magic --
Caliban --
Suitors and rapists --
Renaissance political context: Political marriages --
Utopia and the New World --
Authority --
Epic and history: Italy and Carthage --
The masque: Jacobean Court spectacles --
Masque as image and symbol --
Renunciation and resolution --
Text and date: The text --
The date --
Play on the stage --
Editorial procedures: Abbreviations and references --
The tempest --
Appendix A: Seamanship of act 1, scene 1 --
Appendix B: Strachey letter --
Appendix C: The music --
Appendix D: Florio's montaigne --
'Of the cannibals' --
From 'of cruelty' --
Appendix E: Medea's incantation: From Ovid, metamorphoses, vii --
From the fifteen books of P. Ovidius Naso, entitled Metamorphosis, translated ... by Arthur Golding (1567) --
Appendix F: Lineation --
Index.
Series Title: The Oxford Shakespeare; World's classics.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Orgel.

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The best notes of any edition I've used. Lewis Ward, Exeter University

 
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