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The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Dover Publications | October 13, 1998 | Trade Paperback |

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The bard''s final play, containing his mature reflections on life, concerns Prospero, a philosophical old magician, and Miranda, his lovely daughter, who dwell in peaceful isolation on an enchanted island. When a shipwreck brings old enemies to shore, the stage is set for a masterly drama of comedy, romance, and reconciliation.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: October 13, 1998

Publisher: Dover Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 048640658X

ISBN - 13: 9780486406589

Appropriate for ages: 14

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The Tempest

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: October 13, 1998

Publisher: Dover Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 048640658X

ISBN - 13: 9780486406589

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The bard''s final play, containing his mature reflections on life, concerns Prospero, a philosophical old magician, and Miranda, his lovely daughter, who dwell in peaceful isolation on an enchanted island. When a shipwreck brings old enemies to shore, the stage is set for a masterly drama of comedy, romance, and reconciliation.

About the Author

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare
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The last play of the world's greatest playwright is indeed a mystical adventure. The Tempest is William Shakespeare's tale of Prospero, a philosophical old magician and Miranda, his innocent and beautiful daughter. The two are alone on a deserted island, until a shipwrecked party, including the enemies that condemned them to the island, joins them and mayhem ensues.

Appropriate for ages: 14

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