9781854598097

The Tempest

  • ISBN 13:

    9781854598097

  • ISBN 10:

    1854598090

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/10/2015
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Summary

This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore--as well as to forestall a rebellion, to arrange the meeting of his daughter, Miranda, with an eminently suitable young prince, and, more important, to relinquish his magic powers in recognition of his advancing age. Richly filled with music and magic, romance and comedy, the play's theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the heart. "From the Paperback edition."

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