The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230217850

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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The first edition of The Tempest developed by and for the RSC, with unique material including a brand new introduction from Jonathan Bate and interviews with important RSC directors.
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The Tempest

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198369271

Category:

Page: 16

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Working in partnership with the RSC, this brand new series is ideal for introducing students to Shakespeare's plays. Using trusted and established RSC approaches, Shakespeare's plays come to life in the classroom and establish a deeper understanding and lasting appreciation of his work. Comprising the most popular plays used in schools, these full-colour editions include the RSC's active approaches to exploring the text, vibrant RSC performance photographs, page summaries, glosses, contextual information and much more. This unique series aims to motivate and inspire students in their early encounters with Shakespeare's plays whilst giving students confidence for all stages of their study of Shakespeare.
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A Year of Shakespeare

Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival

Author: Paul Edmondson,Paul Prescott,Erin Sullivan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408188147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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A Year of Shakespeare gives an informed and unique overview of thelargest Shakespeare festival the world has ever known: The World ShakespeareFestival, 2012.
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Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 2485

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An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes. 100,000 first printing.
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Shakespeare's Tempest and Capitalism

The Storm of History

Author: Helen C. Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317055950

Category: Drama

Page: 252

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In this forceful study, Helen C. Scott situates The Tempest within Marxist analyses of the ‘primitive accumulation’ of capital, which she suggests help explain the play’s continued and particular resonance. The ‘storm’ of the title refers both to Shakespeare’s Tempest hurtling through time, and to Walter Benjamin’s concept of history as a succession of violent catastrophes. Scott begins with an account of the global processes of dispossession—of the peasantry and indigenous populations—accompanying the emergence of capitalism, which generated new class relationships, new understandings of human subjectivity, and new forms of oppression around race, gender, and disability. Developing a detailed reading of the play at its moment of production in the business of theatre in 1611, Scott then moves gracefully through the global reception history, showing how its central thematic concerns and figurative patterns bespeak the upheavals and dispossessions of successive stages of capitalist development. Paying particular attention to moments of social crisis, and unearthing a radical political tradition, Scott follows the play from its hostile takeover in the Restoration, through its revival by the Romantics, and consolidation and contestation in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century transatlantic modernism generated an acutely dystopic Tempest, then during the global transformations of the 1960s postcolonial writers permanently associated it with decolonization. At century’s end the play became a vehicle for exploring intersectional oppression, and the remarkable ‘Sycorax school’ featured iconoclastic readings by writers such as Abena Busia, May Joseph, and Sylvia Wynter. Turning to both popular culture and high-profile stage productions in the twenty-first century, Scott explores the ramifications and figurative potential of Shakespeare's Tempest for global social and ecological crises today. Sensitive to the play’s original concerns and informed by recent scholarship on performance and reception history as well as disability studies, Scott’s moving analysis impels readers towards a fresh understanding of sea-change and metamorphosis as potent symbols for the literal and figurative tempests of capitalism’s old age now threatening ‘the great globe itself.’
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English Shakespeares

Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521564762

Category: Drama

Page: 295

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This book, which explores the full extent of Shakespeare performances in England over the last decade, invites a broad readership of playgoers and students. As a regular theatre reviewer, Holland has examined the variety, the strengths and the problems of English productions and companies. They are charted chronologically here, and compared with productions elsewhere. Peter Holland's reviews are individually thoughtful, provocative and illuminating; cumulatively they show that there is no one English Shakespeare style but a rich and often bewildering variety.
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Tempest

Shakespeare at Stratford Series

Author: David Lindley

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436738

Category: Drama

Page: 273

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The Tempest is a strange and elusive play; which critics have interpreted in very different ways: as a drama of forgiveness and reconciliation, as an exploration of the limits of theatrical art, or as a play complicit with colonial exploitation. Prospero's island is a fearful yet enchanting place; a place suffused with music, and its storm, disappearing banquet and elaborate betrothal masque demand imaginative stagecraft. Stratford productions have steered their way through the play's complex, even contradictory potential, in fascinatingly varied fashion, and Daivd Lindley explores that variety both as evidence of the evolution of theatrical styles, and as a response to the changing critical fortunes of the play.
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Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

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This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.
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Players of Shakespeare 5

Author: Royal Shakespeare Company

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521811316

Category: Drama

Page: 234

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The fifth volume in this popular series of essays by actors with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
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