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

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The Tempest has long dazzled readers and audiences with its intricate blend of magic, music, humour, intrigue and tenderness, its vibrant but ambiguous central characters. As Virginia and Alden Vaughan show, in their wide-ranging new edition of this established favourite, such antithetical extremes exemplify the playÂ's endlessly arguable nature, its appeal to diverse eras and cultures. The Vaughans situate The Tempest at the centre of changing cultural attitudes towards colonialism, power politics and patriarchal hierarchies, and demonstrate how the play both shaped and reflected those changing attitudes. Informed by the concerns of a post-colonial international community, their edition emphasizes the play's world-wide cultural appropriation, and includes an extensive discussion of the play's after-life as well as an appendix of selected appropriations. The interdisciplinary editorial approach contributes a distinctively blended cultural and historical focus. Â'The Vaughans have provided a valuable new edition of the play, one whose expanded contextualisation, especially, will contribute to The TempestÂ's lively and varied afterlife both within and beyond the classroom.Â' Barbara Fuchs, University of Washington, Seattle, Shakespeare Quarterly

Synopsis:

This edition situates "The Tempest" at the centre of changing cultural attitudes towards colonialism, power politics and patriarchal hierarchies, and demonstrates how the play both shaped and reflected those changing attitudes.

Synopsis:

The Tempest has long dazzled readers and audiences with its intricate blend of magic, music, humour, intrigue and tenderness, its vibrant but ambiguous central characters. As Virginia and Alden Vaughan show, in their wide-ranging new edition of this established favourite, such antithetical extremes exemplify the play

Table of Contents

List of illustrations General Editors preface Preface INTRODUCTION The play - Genesis and early performances - Genre - Structure - Music - Language - Characters The context - Domestic politics - Brave new world - Africa and Ireland - Literary forerunners - Classical models - The salvage man - Magic - Masque The afterlife - Restoration rewritings - Eighteenth-century ambivalence - Romanticism - Perspectives on imperialism - Re-enter Miranda - Freudian influences - The Tempest on stage and film since 1900 The text - Ralph Crane?s manuscript - Editorial practice - Cruxes THE TEMPEST Appendix 1: Sources 1. Strachey, True Reportory 2. Montaigne, Of the Caniballes Appendix 2: Appropriations 1. Browning, Caliban upon Setebos 2. Rodo, Ariel 3. Mannoni, Prospero and Caliban Abbreviations and References Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781903436080
Editor:
Vaughan, Virginia Mason
Editor:
Vaughan, Alden T.
Editor:
Vaughan, Virginia Mason
Author:
nia Mason
Author:
Vaughan, Virgi
Author:
Vaughan, Alden
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Vaughan, Virginia
Author:
Vaughan, Virginia Mason
Author:
Vaughan, Alden T.
Publisher:
Arden Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Magicians
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Third (Paperback)
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
7.87 x 5 x 0.725 in

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"Synopsis" by , This edition situates "The Tempest" at the centre of changing cultural attitudes towards colonialism, power politics and patriarchal hierarchies, and demonstrates how the play both shaped and reflected those changing attitudes.
"Synopsis" by , The Tempest has long dazzled readers and audiences with its intricate blend of magic, music, humour, intrigue and tenderness, its vibrant but ambiguous central characters. As Virginia and Alden Vaughan show, in their wide-ranging new edition of this established favourite, such antithetical extremes exemplify the play
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