The Tempest



In The Tempest, Long Considered One Of Shakespeare S Most Lyrical Plays, Prospero A Magician On An Enchanted Island Punishes His Enemies, Brings Happiness To His Daughter, And Comes To Terms With Human Use Of Supernatural Power The Tempest Embodies Both Seemingly Timeless Romance And The Historically Specific Moment In Which Europe Begins To Explore And Conquer The New World Its Complexity Of Thought, Its Range Of Characters From The Spirit Ariel And The Monster Caliban To The Beautiful Miranda And Her Prince Ferdinand Its Poetic Beauty, And Its Exploration Of Difficult Questions That Still Haunt Us Today Make This Play Wonderfully Compelling The Tempest Is A Play By William Shakespeare, Believed To Have Been Written In 1610 11 It Is Set On A Remote Island, Where Prospero, The Exiled Duke Of Milan, Plots To Restore His Daughter Miranda To Her Rightful Place, Using Illusion And Skilful Manipulation The Eponymous Tempest Brings To The Island Prospero S Usurping Brother Antonio And The Complicit Alonso, King Of Naples There, His Machinations Bring About The Revelation Of Antonio S Low Nature, The Redemption Of Alonso, And The Marriage Of Miranda To Alonso S Son, Ferdinand.The Tempest

William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been tr William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performedoften than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613 His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare s.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature

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  • The Tempest
  • William Shakespeare
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  • 08 November 2019
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10 thoughts on “The Tempest

  1. says:

    The Tempest, abridged or maybe not so abridged But in my defense, this play is really fucking complicated MIRANDA So, um, Daddy, did you notice that huge ass storm that just crashed a ship on the shore of our previously deserted island PROSPERO Wow, is it exposition time already Okay, kiddo, listen up I used to be the duke of Milan, but then my asshole brother and the King of Naples put you and me on a boat and we ended up here on Wherever The Hell Island, but luckily it s full of spirit The Tempest, abridged or maybe not so abridged But in my defense, this play is really fucking complicated MIRANDA So, um, Daddy, did you notice that huge ass storm that just crashed a ship on the shore of our previously deserted island PROSPERO Wow, is it exposition time already Okay, kiddo, listen up I used to be the duke of Milan, but then my asshole brother and the King of Naples put you and me on a boat and we ended up here on Wherever The Hell Island, but luckily it s full of spirits who apparently didn t have anything better to do, so I made them crash the boat, which holds my brother, the king, his son, and some other guys Now I will exact my revengesomehow MIRANDA is asleep PROSPERO Works every time Hey, Ariel ARIEL Hi, great and noble master Am I allowed to stop b...

  2. says:

    Simple yet profound, The Tempest is a heartbreakingly sincere piece of elaborate theatrical artifice Shakespeare is a magician at the height of his powers, so accomplished at his craft that he can reveal the mechanisms of his most marvelous tricks and still astonish us.This time through, I was struck by how closely references to language, freedom, power and transformation are bound up together, and how they all seem to point to some metaphysical resolution, even if they don t finally achieve it Simple yet profound, The Tempest is a heartbreakingly sincere piece of elaborate theatrical artifice Sh...

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    It s so easy to judge Caliban based upon his actions and his violent speech, but he does have some real problems that cause them He tried to rape Miranda This is, of course, an absolutely terrible thing however, does Caliban actually know this In his life he has only known two people prior to meeting Prospero and Miranda The first person he knew of was his mother she was the evil witch who raised him This doesn t sound like a fun childhood The second person he knew was his mother s slave It s so easy to judge Caliban based upon his actions and his violent speech, but he does have some real problems that cause them He tried to rape Miranda This is, of course, an absolutely terrible thing however, does Caliban actually know this In his life he has only known two people prior to meeting Prospero and Miranda The first person he knew of was his mother she was the evil witch who raised him This doesn t sound like a fun childhood The second person he knew was his mother s slave Ariel he would have witnessed his mother abuse her slave, and he would have seen her imprison him That s it That s all the life experience Caliban has had He has had nobody teach him h...

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    The Tempest is one of Shakespeare s last plays, and somehow he probably knew this as he was writing and producing it while I was rereading this book for the umpteenth time, I realised how strongly this particular play goes over and wraps up all the thirty five plays that came before it.The plot is intricate, but could be summed up like so Prospero lives on a remote island, deposed and exiled from his dukedom of Milan as in King Lear, as in the Duke in As You Like It, or even the Duke in The T The Tempest is one of Shakespea...

  6. says:

    Spoiler alert Which seems really funny to do with a play over 400 years old Our revels now are endedThese our actors, As I fortold you, were all spirits, andAre melted into air, into thin air,And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,The cloud capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,The solemn temples, the great globe itself,Yea, all which is inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,Leave not a rack behind we are such stuffAs dreams are made on and our Spoiler alert Which seems really funny to do with a play over 400 years old Our revels now are endedThese our actors, As I fortold you, were all spirits, andAre melted into air, into thin air,And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,The cloud capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,The solemn temples, the great globe itself,Yea, all which is inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,Leave not a rack behind we are such stuffAs dreams are made on and our little lifeIs rounded with a sleep I ve read this piece of writing numerous times in my life I ve discussed it in college classes It has been mentioned or referred to several times in other books I ve read over the years Yet, I was reading along, caught up in Shakes...

  7. says:

    William Shakespeare s last play , that he wrote every word of, the burnt out, but rich, distinguished gentleman , just wanted to go back to his little, quiet, pretty, home town of Stratford upon Avon, and relax, enjoy himself Afterthan twenty, strenuous, nevertheless, productive years of writing for the stage, he needs the calm and leave noisy London, far, far, behind Besides Shakespeare is pushing 50, old for the time, 17th century his illustrious career, unmatched, then or now Th William Shakespeare s last play , that he...

  8. says:

    Your tale, Sir, would cure deafness These words, spoken by the lovely character Miranda, listening to her father Prospero telling her of the political misfortunes of their previous life, apply to almost anything Shakespeare put on stage Whenever I try to review a favourite play by the Bard, I inevitably have to reread, to ponder, to think What does this mean to me, at this moment in time Why to I revisit this play again And why do I have to add to the countless words spoken on the words Your tale, Sir, would cure deafness These words, spoken by the lovely character Miranda, listening to her father Prospero telling her of the political misfortunes of their previous life, apply to almost anything Shakespeare put on stage Whenever I try to review a favourite play by the Bard, I inevitably have to reread, to ponder, to think What does this mean to me, at this moment in time Why to I revisit this play again And why do I have to add to the countless words spoken on the words spoken by the master Not to give a scholarly analysis, for sure There ar...

  9. says:

    Shakespeare s last play is a stroke of a genius Defying categorization, The Tempest is the hybrid result of merging tragedy, comedy and fantasy that condenses The Bard s genius in the symbolical representation of the world through the demirugical elements of Greek mythology.The setting takes place on an exotic island where Prospero and his astonishingly beautiful daughter Miranda have lived in exile for the last twelve years Overthrown by his treacherous brother, Prospero has crowned himself r Shakespeare s last play is a stroke of a genius Defying categorization, The Tempest is the hybrid result of merging tragedy, comedy and fantasy that condenses The Bard s genius in the symbolical representation of the world through the demirugical elements of Greek mythology.The setting takes place on an exotic island where Prospero and his astonishingly beautiful daughter Miranda have lived in exile for the last twelve years Overthrown by his treacherous brother, Prospero h...

  10. says:

    Your tale, sir, would cure deafnessThe first time I read Shakespeare was when I was around ten years old I borrowed a collected edition of translated Shakespearian plays from my library just because I heard someone talk about him I read around half a dozen of his famous plays like a pro and everything I read went over my head There were merchants, betrayal, ghosts, blood, somebody s skull What s happening But Tempest was an exception My younger version loved that play because itYour tale, sir, would cure deafnessThe first time I read Shakespeare was when I was around ten years old I borrowed a collected edition of translated Shakespearian plays from my library just because I heard someone talk about him I read around half a dozen of his famous plays like a pro and everything I read went over my head There were merchants, betrayal, ghosts, blood, somebody s skull What s happening But Tempest was an exception My younger version loved that play because it had MAGIC, a sorcerer, a beautiful princess, a funny angel, and a huge ship getting wrecked in a tempest And now, afterthan a decade, I decided to read the grand play again We are dropped in the middle of an island where the sorcerer, Prospero has been living in exile with his only daughter for twelve years He used to be a Duke of Milan, but he was betrayed by his ow...

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