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The Tempest: Third Series - The Arden Shakespeare Third Series (Paperback)
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The Tempest: Third Series - The Arden Shakespeare Third Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 15/08/2011
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The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, both in the classroom and in the theatre, and this revision brings the Arden 3 edition right up-to-date. A completely new section of the introduction discusses new thinking about Shakespeare's sources for the play and examines his treatment of colonial themes, as well as covering key productions since this edition was first published in 1999. Most importantly it looks at Julie Taymor's ground-breaking 2010 film starring Helen Mirren as "Prospera." Alden and Virginia Vaughan's edition of The Tempest is much valued for its authority and originality and their revision brings it up-to-date, making it even more relevant and useful to students and theatre practitioners.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408133477
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 405 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Edition: Revised edition

'The Tempest is a play that insists on both a dreaminess and its metaphysical significance.' * Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard 15.6.10 *
'It's often said The Tempest is better read than performed.' * Christopher Hart, Sunday Times, 4.7.10 *
`Because the Vaughans are steeped in The Tempest, having both produced separate volumes about the play, their attempts to cram in as much detail as possible into the introduction makes for a very dense read. But refreshingly their work lacks an agenda; probably because they've worked through their own opinions elsewhere they're more relaxed about simply presenting the arguments of others and letting the reader decide as to their merits, pleasingly giving due prominence to contemporary thinkers like Bate, Wells and Kermode.' * Stuart Ian Burns, The Hamlet Weblog, 30.8.11 *
The Vaughans devote twenty-two new pages to an account of the latest scholarship, including new new suggestions for sources and comparisons for the play... The new pages are a sound and worthwhile addition to an edition that was good already. -- Raphael Lyne * Times Literary Supplement *

“I can never get enough Shakespeare!”

It taken me a while to read this cover to cover, but now I have I think I will enjoy watching the play even more. It is one of the shortest of Shakespeare's plays and therefore an easy one to just pick up and... More

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