The Tempest (New Cambridge Shakespeare) (Paperback)

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The Tempest is one of the most suggestive, yet most elusive of all Shakespeare's plays, and has provoked a wide range of critical interpretations. It is a magical romance, yet deeply and problematically embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power. In this updated edition, David Lindley has thoroughly revised the introduction and reading list to take account of the latest directions in criticism and performance. Including a new section on casting in recent productions, Lindley's introduction explores the complex questions this raises about colonization, racial and gender stereotypes, and the nature of the theatrical experience. Careful attention is also given to the play's dramatic form, stagecraft, and use of music and spectacle, to demonstrate its uniquely experimental nature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781107619579
ISBN-10: 1107619572
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 16th, 2013
Pages: 298
Language: English
Series: New Cambridge Shakespeare