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    DescriptionPerformed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, The Tempest is one of the plays in which Shakespeare's genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression. Significantly, it was placed first when published in the First Folio of 1623, and is now generally seen as the playwright's most penetrating statement about his art. Stephen Orgel's wide-ranging introduction examines changing attitudes to The Tempest, and reassesses the evidence behind the various readings. He focuses on key characters and their roles and relationships, as well as on the dramatic, historical, and political context, finding the play to be both more open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Tempest: The Oxford Shakespeare
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Volume editor Stephen Orgel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199535903
    ISBN 10: 0199535906
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    Libri: ENGL3090, ENGM1060
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    LC classification: PR2833.A2 O74 2008
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Stephen Orgel is Professor of English, Stanford University.
    Review quote
    The best notes of any edition I've used. Lewis Ward, Exeter University