The Tempest

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Drama - 248 pages
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Each edition includes: - Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play - Scene-by-scene plot summaries - A key to famous lines and phrases - An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language - An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play - Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Barbara A. Mowat 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 offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

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Contents

The Masque
40
Renunciation and Resolution
50
Text and Date
56
The Play on the Stage
64
Editorial Procedures
89
THE TEMPEST 93
97
APPENDIX
209
APPENDIX C
220
APPENDIX D
227
APPENDIX
239
INDEX
245
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Stephen Orgel is Professor of English, Stanford University.

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