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The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare By William Shakespeare

The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare

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The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare Summary


The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare Reviews


The best notes of any edition I've used. * Lewis Ward, Exeter University *

About William Shakespeare


Stephen Orgel is Professor of English, Stanford University.

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GOR002687697
The Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-04-01
256
0199535906
9780199535903
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