The Tempest and Its Travels

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Reaktion Books, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 319 pages
One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain.

'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play’s productions abroad. Distinguished contributors explore The Tempest’s contemporary translations at the hands of actors, directors, and writers from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean to North and South America. Matching the eclectic nature of the play itself, 'The Tempest' and Its Travels departs from traditional casebook models, bringing together an innovative collection of critical and creative readings, as well as historical images of the play’s productions. The book will provide fruitful reading for scholars and students in a variety of disciplines.

“This is an ambitious, bold, and imaginative collection that truly becomes something greater than even the sum of its impressive parts.”—David Scott Kastan, Columbia University

 

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Contents

London as a World City
15
Reading The Tempest Intertextually
29
3 The Ship Adrift
39
Hydraulics and the Forces of Nature
43
American Natives in Shakespeares England
51
Vicarious Tourism in Restoration Adaptations of The Tempest
62
Introduction
75
7 The Italy of The Tempest
80
Introduction
173
13 The Figure of the New World in The Tempest
182
Caliban and Native Sovereignty
204
The Tempest in Latin America
214
George Lamming and the Paradox of Exile
222
Aimé Césaires Une tempête
238
18 HDs The Tempest
252
19 Hogarth and the Canecutter
259

Circean Mutations in the New World
99
The Tempest and the Printed English Aeneid
116
10 The Mediterranean and Shakespeares Geopolitical Imagination
123
11 Carthage and Tunis The Tempest and Tapestries
134
12 Island Logic
140
Cesaires Une tempete at The Gate
151
Otra Tempestad at The Globe
159
Tempests at Terra Nova Theatre Institute
164
The Word In the Beginning
267
References
271
Further Reading
310
Acknowledgements
314
Photographic Acknowledgements
315
Index
316
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Peter Hulme is professor of literature at the University of Essex. William H. Sherman is associate professor of English at the University of Maryland.

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