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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
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Mar 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: plays, classics
Read on March 24, 2012

It's very tempting to make this review simply, "It's Shakespeare. What do you expect?"

I'm really glad I never had to study The Tempest. I've never been able to appreciate Shakespeare (or Chaucer, for that matter) when he was shoved down my throat for a course. I'm glad that I could randomly decide to pick it up on a Saturday morning, with a background of Loreena McKennitt's beautiful Prospero's Speech. Aside from seeing them performed live, I think coming to Shakespeare's plays of your own accord is the best way to experience them, when you don't have to read them looking for themes and whatnot. You can just appreciate the fine language and the skill with which he arranges his scenes.

I already knew the epilogue well (from the aforementioned song), so it might be cheating to call that my favourite part. So I'll say Ariel is my favourite bit.
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