Innovations In William Shakespeare's The Tempest And Geological Discoveries
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“The Tempest and geological discoveries” William Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. He was baptized in April 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He was the third child of John Shakespeare, a glover, and Mary Arden, a woman coming from a wealthy family. William had two older sisters, and three younger brothers. He wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and lots of writings of many kinds. During his life, he gained a huge popularity, but his biggest success came after his death.
The Tempest is the last play of Shakespeare, probably written in 1610. It is believed, that this is the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. The inspiration for the play might have been the story of shipwreck of an English ship in Bermuda in 1609. This story was very popular in the time in London. The play was first performed in 1611 for king James I and for the marriage of the King’s daughter.
The play takes place on an island, on which Prospero, a rightful prince of Naples, and his daughter, Miranda and Caliban inhabit. The right action of the play starts when a ship sailing next to the island crashes because of the tempest created by Prospero. With help of Ariel, a magical creature, all the people from the shipwreck survive and get on a safe land. They are quickly separated by Ariel and driven into different sceneries.
The play can be read as Shakespeare’s comment on European discoveries of new lands in 17th century. By his characters the writer shows the way