The Tempest by William; Mowat, Barbara A. & Paul Werstine Shakespeare

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 9 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Presents Shakespeare's play about a shipwrecked Duke who learns to command the spirits
Title: The Tempest
Author: Shakespeare, William/ Mowat, Barbara A. (EDT)/ Werstine, Paul (EDT)
Publisher: Pocket Classics
Publication Date: 2004/06/01
Number of Pages: 218
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 94210871
 

About William; Mowat, Barbara A. & Paul Werstine Shakespeare

See more books from this Author
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger Shakespeare Library offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and their editing.Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario. He is general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays.
 
Published June 1, 2004 by Pocket Classics. 218 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
Bookmark Counts:
1
Want to Read

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Tempest

The New York Times

See more reviews from this publication

Those of us who love Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” may well be enraged by the mauling it receives at the hands of the choreographer Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot in “The Tempest Replica,” playing through Sunday at the Joyce.

Nov 29 2012 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

The New York Times

See more reviews from this publication

Suddenly there is a glimpse of a more natural approach Mr. Lepage could have taken to “The Tempest,” one that brought the island to life instead of turning Prospero into the all-powerful general manager of a fantasy opera house.

Oct 24 2012 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

Los Angeles Times

See more reviews from this publication

Julie Taymor's bold and creative vision is nowhere to be found in her adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' which hews closely to the traditional format.

Dec 10 2010 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

Los Angeles Times

See more reviews from this publication

More than 50 "Tempest" operas are said to have been written, and many more "Tempest"-inspired, to say nothing of incidental music for the play (Purcell's and Sibelius' are of special note) or "Tempest" film scores (Michael Nyman's for Peter Greenaway's "Prospero's Books" being especially notable).

Nov 15 2012 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

The Telegraph

His production is full of arresting detail, from the sequinned, doll-like puppets who enact the masque at Miranda and Ferdinand’s nuptials to Ariel’s appearance on stilts to torment the drink-befuddled Stefano and Trinculo, and encompasses a range of teasing references, from Charlie Chap...

Aug 29 2012 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

San Francisco Chronicle

Solid Prospero The doubling of roles includes even Oregon Shakespeare Festival veteran Michael Winters as not only a solid, complex Prospero - the great magician who orchestrates the play's plot and is its central character - but in the comic role of Stephano, the drunken butler who's been shipwr...

Jun 04 2012 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

NY Daily News

Several people were already asking for donations from a New York subway car's riders when a well-dressed man — who appeared to be a Wall Street stockbroker — chimed in with his sob story.

Oct 24 2012 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

The Hollywood Reporter

Venue: Venice Film Festival (Out of Competition) Production: Touchstone, Miramax, Chartoff/Hendee Prods., TalkStory Prods., Artemisia Films, Mumbai Mantra Cast: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Ben Whishaw, Chris Cooper, Djimon Hounsou, Tom Conti, David Strathairn, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, R...

Oct 14 2010 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

The Morning Call

But when his daughter, Miranda, falls in love with Alonso's son, Ferdinand, Prospero's conscience is awakened and he forgives his brother and the king with pomp and spectacle.

Jun 26 2012 | Read Full Review of The Tempest

Reader Rating for The Tempest
66%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 6 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review

Reader reviews & activity

User Review

Anastasia Lebedev 13 Aug 2013

Rated the book as 4.5 out of 5

Anastasia Lebedev

Anastasia Lebedev 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list