The Oxford Shakespeare: The Tempest

May 17, 2008|
The Oxford Shakespeare: The Tempest by William Shakespeare
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Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, The Tempest is one of the plays in which Shakespeare''s genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression. Significantly, it was placed first when published in the First Folio of 1623, and is now generally seen as the playwright''s most penetrating statement about his art. Stephen Orgel''s wide-ranging introduction examines changing attitudes to The Tempest, and reassesses the evidence behind the various readings. He focuses on key characters and their roles and relationships, as well as on the dramatic, historical, and political context, finding the play to be both more open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed.
Stephen Orgel is Professor of English, Stanford University.
Title:The Oxford Shakespeare: The TempestFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:258 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.55 inShipping dimensions:258 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.55 inPublished:17 mai 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199535906

ISBN - 13:9780199535903

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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