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The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare

ISBN : 9780199535903

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,463
Author: 
William Shakespeare; Stephen Orgel
Pages
256 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Apr 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, The Tempest is one of the plays in which Shakespeare's genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression. Significantly, it was placed first when published in the First Folio of 1623, and is now generally seen as the playwright's most penetrating statement about his art.
    
Stephen Orgel's wide-ranging introduction examines changing attitudes to The Tempest, and reassesses the evidence behind the various readings. He focuses on key characters and their roles and relationships, as well as on the dramatic, historical, and political context, finding the play to be both more open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed. 

Index: 

List of illustration
Introduction
 
Beginnings and Issues
First Appearances
The Genre
Readings and Interpretations
Wives and Mothers
Magic
Caliban
Suitors and Rapists
    
The Renaissance Political Context
Political Marriages
Utopia and the New World
Authority
    
Epic and History
Italy and Carthage
 
The Masque
Jcobean Court Spectacles
The Masque as Image and Symbol
 
Renunciation and Resolution
 
Text and Date
The Text
The Date
   
The Play on the Stage
    
Eitorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References

About the author: 

William Shakespeare
Edited by Stephen Orgel, Professor of English, Stanford University.

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

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