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This is the main article about all things related to the play ''The Tempest''. It is most definitely a stub.
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''This article is about Shakespeare's play. For other uses, see [[The Tempest (disambiguation)]].''
  
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Putting romance onstage, ''The Tempest'', one of [[William Shakespeare's plays]], gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. When his enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero turns his power upon them through Ariel and other spirits.
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The characters exceed the roles of villains and heroes. Prospero seems heroic, yet he enslaves Caliban and has an appetite for revenge. Caliban seems to be a monster for attacking Miranda, but appears heroic in resisting Prospero, evoking the period of colonialism during which the play was written. Miranda's engagement to Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked party, helps resolve the drama.
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''The Tempest'' is thought to have been written in 1610–11; it was performed at court on November 1, 1611. It appears in the 1623 First Folio. Sources include an account of Sir Thomas Gates’s shipwreck, Silvester Jourdain’s ''A Discovery of the Barmudas, the True Declaration of the Estate of the Colonie in Virginia'', and other sources Shakespeare often used for his plays.<ref>Adapted from the Folger Library Shakespeare edition, edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. © 1994 Folger Shakespeare Library.</ref>
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== Productions at the Folger ==
 
== Productions at the Folger ==
 
*[[The Tempest (Folger Theatre, 2007)|''The Tempest'' (Folger Theatre, 2007)]]
 
*[[The Tempest (Folger Theatre, 2007)|''The Tempest'' (Folger Theatre, 2007)]]
 
*[[The Tempest (Folger Theatre, 2000)|''The Tempest'' (Folger Theatre, 2000)]]
 
*[[The Tempest (Folger Theatre, 2000)|''The Tempest'' (Folger Theatre, 2000)]]
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:[[Helen Hayes Awards]]
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:''Wins'': "Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Play or Musical" for Scott Burgess, and "Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Play or Musical" for Dan Covey
  
 
== Early editions ==  
 
== Early editions ==  
 
 
'''First Folio'''
 
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:LUNA: [http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/1h6hde/ Second Folio]: A1r - B4r  
 
:LUNA: [http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/1h6hde/ Second Folio]: A1r - B4r  
 
:Hamnet: [http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=97486/ STC 22274 Fo. 2 no. 07]
 
:Hamnet: [http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=97486/ STC 22274 Fo. 2 no. 07]
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File:STC 22273 Fo.1 no.68 A1r.jpg|The title page of ''The Tempest'' printed in the 1623 First Folio.STC 22273 Fo.1 no.68.
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File:STC 22274 Fo.2 no.07 A1r.jpg|The 1632 Second Folio title page of ''The Tempest''. STC 22274 Fo.2 no.07.
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== Modern editions ==
 
== Modern editions ==
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[[File:Tempest Folger Edition.jpg|150px|right]]
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''The Tempest'' can be read online with [http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/?chapter=5&play=Tmp&loc=p7/ Folger Digital Texts] and purchased from [http://books.simonandschuster.net/Tempest/William-Shakespeare/Folger-Shakespeare-Library/9780743482837/ Simon and Schuster].
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Hamnet link to Folger Edition: [http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=192176/ PR2753 .M6 2003 copy 2 v.31]
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''The Tempest'' can be read online with [http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/?chapter=5&play=Tmp&loc=p7/ Folger Digital Texts] and purchased from [http://books.simonandschuster.net/Tempest/William-Shakespeare/Folger-Shakespeare-Library/9780743482837/ Simon and Schuster].
 
  
:Hamnet link to Folger Edition: [http://shakespeare.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=192176/ PR2753 .M6 2003 copy 2 v.31]
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==In popular culture==
  
 
== Translations ==
 
== Translations ==
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The Folger owns at least 40 stand-alone translations of ''The Tempest'' in various languages (not including collected works). Cataloging of these works is ongoing as of early 2015, and many have full-level catalog records, but some works still have only partial records. Translations can be found [[Hamnet]] in by searching for "Translations"in the '''Genre/Form Term''' field, or by searching the '''Call Number (Left-Anchored)''' field for call numbers starting with PR2796 (see the list of [[List of Sh.Col. call numbers#PR2796 .E2.80.93 Translations|Sh.Col. translations call numbers]] for specific language call numbers). Since not all translations are fully cataloged, some items may only turn up in one of these searches.
  
 
== Performance materials ==
 
== Performance materials ==
  
 
== Other media ==
 
== Other media ==
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===Image Group===
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Explore the curated [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/4iu9yz image group] for ''The Tempest'' in the Folger digital image collection.
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''Content Advisory'': this image group contains representations of nudity.
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== Notes ==
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[[Category: William Shakespeare's works]]
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[[Category: The Tempest|Tempest, The]]
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[[Category: Early modern drama]]

Latest revision as of 12:29, 10 August 2020

This article is about Shakespeare's play. For other uses, see The Tempest (disambiguation).

Putting romance onstage, The Tempest, one of William Shakespeare's plays, gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. When his enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero turns his power upon them through Ariel and other spirits.

The characters exceed the roles of villains and heroes. Prospero seems heroic, yet he enslaves Caliban and has an appetite for revenge. Caliban seems to be a monster for attacking Miranda, but appears heroic in resisting Prospero, evoking the period of colonialism during which the play was written. Miranda's engagement to Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked party, helps resolve the drama.

The Tempest is thought to have been written in 1610–11; it was performed at court on November 1, 1611. It appears in the 1623 First Folio. Sources include an account of Sir Thomas Gates’s shipwreck, Silvester Jourdain’s A Discovery of the Barmudas, the True Declaration of the Estate of the Colonie in Virginia, and other sources Shakespeare often used for his plays.[1]

Productions at the Folger

Helen Hayes Awards
Wins: "Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Play or Musical" for Scott Burgess, and "Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Play or Musical" for Dan Covey

Early editions

First Folio

LUNA: First Folio: A1r - B4r
Hamnet: STC 22273 Fo. 1 no. 68

Second Folio

LUNA: Second Folio: A1r - B4r
Hamnet: STC 22274 Fo. 2 no. 07

Modern editions

Tempest Folger Edition.jpg

The Tempest can be read online with Folger Digital Texts and purchased from Simon and Schuster.

Hamnet link to Folger Edition: PR2753 .M6 2003 copy 2 v.31





In popular culture

Translations

The Folger owns at least 40 stand-alone translations of The Tempest in various languages (not including collected works). Cataloging of these works is ongoing as of early 2015, and many have full-level catalog records, but some works still have only partial records. Translations can be found Hamnet in by searching for "Translations"in the Genre/Form Term field, or by searching the Call Number (Left-Anchored) field for call numbers starting with PR2796 (see the list of Sh.Col. translations call numbers for specific language call numbers). Since not all translations are fully cataloged, some items may only turn up in one of these searches.

Performance materials

Other media

Image Group

Explore the curated image group for The Tempest in the Folger digital image collection.

Content Advisory: this image group contains representations of nudity.

Notes

  1. Adapted from the Folger Library Shakespeare edition, edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. © 1994 Folger Shakespeare Library.