The Tempest

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Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his performance as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings is Prospero, and heads a strong cast in Shakespeare’s last great play. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done. With Emilia Fox as Miranda, Scott Handy in the pivotal role of the sprite Ariel and Ben Owukwe as Caliban, this new production directed by John Tydeman, balances the magic and the earthiness with music playing a key role.
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auth_author2Crowther, John
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Redgrave, Michael
Schaffer, Randal
Taccone, Tony
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authorShakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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display_descriptionIt is entirely probable that the date of "The Tempest" is 1611, and that this was the last play completed by Shakespeare before he retired from active connection with the theater to spend the remainder of his life in leisure in his native town of Stratford-on-Avon. The main thread of the plot of the drama seems to have been some folk-tale of a magician and his daughter, which, in the precise form in which Shakespeare knew it, has not been recovered. The storm and the island were, it is believed, suggested by the wreck on the Bermudas in 1609 of one of the English expeditions to Virginia. Traces are found, too, of the author's reading in contemporary books of travel. But the plot itself is of less importance than usual. Supernatural elements are introduced with great freedom, and the dramatist's interest was clearly not in the reproduction of lifelike events. The presentation of character and the attractive picturing of the beauty of magnanimity and forgiveness are the things, which, along with its delightful poetry, make the charm of this play. It is not to be wondered at that readers have frequently been led to find in the figure of the great magician, laying aside his robes and wonder-working rod in a spirit of love and peace toward all men, a symbol of the dramatist himself at the close of his great career; and it is surely legitimate to play with this idea without assuming that Shakespeare consciously embodied it. One can hardly conceive a more fitting epilogue to the volume, which is the crown of the world's dramatic literature than the romance of "The Tempest."
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Caliban (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Castaways -- Drama
Castaways -- Juvenile drama
Comedies
DRAMA / Shakespeare
Drama
Electronic books
English literature -- History and criticism
Fathers and daughters -- Drama
Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile drama
Islands -- Drama
Magicians -- Drama
Magicians -- Juvenile drama
Miranda (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Nobility -- Italy -- Drama
Plays
Political refugees -- Drama
Prospero (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Shakespeare
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Tempest
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Tempest -- History and criticism
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Shipwreck victims -- Drama
Spirits -- Drama
Survival -- Juvenile drama
Tragicomedy
Young adult drama, English
title_displayThe Tempest
title_fullThe Tempest
The Tempest Shakespeare, William.
The tempest [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
The tempest [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William,
The tempest [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
The tempest [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_shortThe Tempest
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