The Resource The tempest : a guide to the play, H.R. Coursen

The tempest : a guide to the play, H.R. Coursen

Label
The tempest : a guide to the play
Title
The tempest
Title remainder
a guide to the play
Statement of responsibility
H.R. Coursen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Tempest was first published in 1623 and is probably the last play Shakespeare wrote by himself. The product of his artistic maturity, it has inspired a variety of modern adaptations and remains one of his most popular plays. While its plot is fairly straightforward, The Tempest addresses numerous issues and topics current in the 17th century, such as magic and colonialism. Scholars, in turn, have responded by generating a vast body of criticism. This reference is a comprehensive guide to the play." "The volume begins with a brief consideration of the play's textual history, followed by an evaluation of the merits of various modern editions. It then looks at some of Shakespeare's likely sources and influences, from classical literature to accounts of a 17th-century shipwreck. A chapter on the play's dramatic structure moves through the text and touches on issues raised in greater detail later in the book. The volume then studies some of the play's themes and summarizes how critics have responded to them. Finally, the book comments on the play's performance history and analyzes major productions."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coursen, Herbert R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2833
LC item number
.C68 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Tragicomedy
  • Tragicomedy
Label
The tempest : a guide to the play, H.R. Coursen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Textual history -- Contexts and sources -- Dramatic structure -- Themes -- Critical approaches -- The play in performance
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780313311918
Lccn
99051320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42772820
  • (OCoLC)ocm42772820
Label
The tempest : a guide to the play, H.R. Coursen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Textual history -- Contexts and sources -- Dramatic structure -- Themes -- Critical approaches -- The play in performance
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780313311918
Lccn
99051320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42772820
  • (OCoLC)ocm42772820

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