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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
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May 29, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: theatre, poetry, mariners, england, europe, criticism, essays
Read on January 01, 2004 — I own a copy , read count: 2

In time this has become my favourite play of his, to the extent that I'd read it for the 4th/5th time rather than pick up a fresh one.
Quite short, very dense.
Critical readings usually underline the colonial aspects of the play, which only makes sense if you're teaching EFL to a roomful of teens. Obviously more interesting is the discourse on creation, art-making, ποιήσις.
Prospero as the puppet-master may remind one of the duke in Measure for Measure.

Fantastic out-at-sea opening.

This is also his only play (along with MND, ça va sans dire) to feature magic & fairies, which is reason enough as far as I'm concerned.

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