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The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare's Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.
The Tempest is the most lyrical, profound and fascinating of Shakespeare's late comedies. Prospero, long exiled from Italy with his daughter Miranda, seeks to use his magical powers to defeat his former enemies. Eventually, having proved merciful, he divests himself of that magic, his 'art', and prepares to return to the mainland. The Tempest has often been regarded as Shakespeare's 'farewell to the stage' before his retirement.
In the past, critics emphasised the romantically beautiful features of The Tempest, seeing it as an imaginative fantasia. In recent decades, however, The Tempest has also been treated as a potently political drama which offers controversial insights into colonialism and racism. Frequently staged and diversely filmed, the play has influenced numerous poets and novelists.

Categories : Littérature générale > Théâtre

  • Authors

    William Shakespeare

  • Publisher

    Wordsworth

  • Publication date

    05/05/1994

  • EAN

    9781853262036

  • Disponibilité

    Indisponible

  • Nombre de pages

    84 Pages

  • Longueur

    18.4 cm

  • Largeur

    12.1 cm

  • Distributeur

    Sodis

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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