The Tempest is a masterpiece of magical effects, redemptive romance, poetry and politics. Prospero has long been exiled from Italy and banished to a remote island with his daughter Miranda. He uses his magical powers to conjure up a fearsome storm, and his enemies, including his treacherous broth Antonio, are shipwrecked. There follows a play filled with murderous plots, drunken confusion, love and redemption. And along the way, the reader discovers an unmistakable message that this is Shakespeares own farewell to the stage. This Macmillan Collectors Library edition is illustrated throughout by renowned artist Sir John Gilbert and includes features an introduction by actor, writer and director Simon Callow.
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, probably written in 1610–1611, and thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote alone. After the ... From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes , the SparkNotes The Tempest Study Guide has everything you need to ace ... A storm strikes a ship carrying Alonso, Ferdinand, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Stephano, and Trinculo, who are on their way to Italy after coming from the ...
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