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Sites about The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, raises a tempest that drives his enemies ashore onto his enchanted island, so as to forestall a rebellion, to arrange for his daughter to meet a prince, and, more importantly, to relinquish his magical powers.

Characters: Prosepero, Miranda, Caliban

Critical sites about The Tempest

Ambroise Pari’s Des Monstres as a Possible Source for Caliban
This paper argues that a Renaissance text on fanciful creatures was Shakespeare’s source for the description of Caliban in The Tempest.
Contains: Historical Context, Character Analysis
Author: Jeffrey Kahan
From: Early Modern Literary Studies 3.1 (1997): 4.1-11
Evidence of the New Orthodoxy: Sound in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest
A short essay that aims to “provide an example for students of the formalistic critical approach to literature.”
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Skylar Hamilton Burris
From: 1999
Progeny: Prospero’s Books, Genesis and The Tempest
Compares and contrasts Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the film Prospero’s Books, and the Biblical book of Genesis.
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Steven Marx
From: Renaissance Forum: An Electronic Journal of Early-Modern Literary and Historical Studies September 1996; vol. 1 no. 2

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