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The Tempest William Shakespeare

The Tempest By William Shakespeare

The Tempest by William Shakespeare


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Summary

A complete and illustrated edition of Shakespeare's late comedy with an introduction by actor, writer and director Simon Callow.

The Tempest Summary

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Tempest is Shakespeare's masterpiece of magical effects, redemptive romance, poetry and politics.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features illustrations by renowned artist Sir John Gilbert and an introduction by actor, writer and director Simon Callow.

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 Shakespeare's own farewell to the stage.

The Tempest Reviews

Shakespeare's voice rings down the ages, and, as with innumerable other human matters, we would do well to listen to it * Independent *
A magical tale of finding love and getting drunk on a tropical island * Time Out *
When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language -- D. H. Lawrence
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good -- Robert Graves

About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

Additional information

GOR010011095
9781509889761
1509889760
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2019-06-13
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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