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'Sources and Contexts' offers a rich collection of documents on the play's central themes'magic and witchcraft, politics and religion, geography and travel. Writers include Ovid, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Gabriel Naudé, Michel de Montaigne, and William Strachey. 'Criticism' collects eighteen responses to The Tempest , from John Dryden and Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Stephen Orgel and Leah Marcus. 'Rewritings and Appropriations' includes creative reactions to The Tempest , by playwrights, filmmakers, and poets, among them H.D., Peter Greenaway, and Ted Hughes. A Selected Bibliography is also included.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. ix|
|Beginnings and Issues|
|First Appearances||p. 1|
|The Genre||p. 4|
|Readings and Interpretations||p. 5|
|Wives and Mothers||p. 18|
|Suitors and Rapists||p. 28|
|The Renaissance Political Context|
|Political Marriages||p. 30|
|Utopia and the New World||p. 31|
|Epic and History|
|Italy and Carthage||p. 39|
|Jacobean Court Spectacles||p. 43|
|The Masque as Image and Symbol||p. 47|
|Renunciation and Resolution||p. 50|
|Text and Date|
|The Text||p. 56|
|The Date||p. 62|
|The Play on the Stage||p. 64|
|Editorial Procedures||p. 89|
|Abbreviations and References||p. 89|
|The Tempest||p. 93|
|The Seamanship of Act I, Scene I||p. 207|
|The Strachey Letter||p. 209|
|The Music||p. 220|
|Florio's Montaigne||p. 227|
|'Of the Cannibals'||p. 227|
|From 'Of Cruelty'||p. 238|
|Medea's Incantation||p. 239|
|From Ovid, Metamorphoses, vii||p. 239|
|From The Fifteen Books of P. Ovidius Naso, Entitled Metamorphosis, translated...by Arthur Golding (1567)||p. 240|
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