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The Tempest
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts
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merelybookish
Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Act II of the Tempest. Focus on the shipwrecked! The nobles squabble about their new home. Some are unhappy, others less so. Gonzalez imagines a society free of hierarchy. Antonio proves again a scheming jerk. Sebastian too. Ariel intervenes. Then to the servant class. Trinculo and Stephano stumble about, encounter Caliban. They give him wine and he thinks he is free. I'm skeptical.
Thoughts? Questions? Still liking it?
#shakespearereadalong

Trashcanman Yes, I'll read act two today. 26m
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Graywacke Yes - still liking it... a lot. 23m
merelybookish I will add that although the Tempest is a technically a comedy, it feels darker. I can see similarities e.g. the foray into a pastoral world, the thwarted lovers, etc. And I assume it has a happy-ish ending. Still, attempting to kill the king, controlling a world, enslaving other people all seems on a level beyond humiliating Falstaff. Or do dark themes exist in those other comedies but are more prominent here? 18m
SomedayAlmost One of my favorites. Love seeing it on stage! 13m
batsy I'm enjoying it a lot. I realise I never picked up on all the meaning and subtext with Caliban's situation the first time I read it, so I'm intrigued by what's taking place between him and the jester and drunken butler. I'm hoping Caliban keeps his wits about him. I also found Gonzalo's utopian vision somewhat compelling, minus the dodgy bits (women staying "pure" and no oil, corn, wine, metal?!) I also find it so much darker than a comedy! 7m
merelybookish @batsy Gonzalez's speech reminded me of As You Like It. And yes, Caliban IS the centre of this story now. I am worried for him. He promises Stephano all the same things he originally gave Prospero. I don't think it bodes well! 2m
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Trashcanman
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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@merelybookish @Graywacke Man that Próspero Is an asshole. I presume he gained his magic abilities from all of his reading. Just seems like a vengeful, old man. I understand his dislike for Calibran, I'm surprised he's let him lived to be honest.

#shakespearereadalong

merelybookish Vengeful indeed! It will be interesting to see if he gets his comeuppance! 12h
Graywacke @Trashcanman @merelybookish vengeful and wanting to control the world...like absolutely every aspect of the world. He‘d be a programmer today... 11h
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Gezemice
The Tempest the Graphic Novel: Quick Text Version | William Shakespeare, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Jon Haward
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When I went to the library, The Tempest was checked out - but they had the graphic novel adaptation. It contains the full text of the play in comic book format! So I am going to read it this way. I like those illustrations, it gives a new twist to the story. And those Shakesperean insults work definitely twice as well when spat from mouths seething with anger...
#shakespearereadalong

Aimeesue An unstanched wench? That's quite the image there, Will! 😄 5d
DGRachel I want this! 😍 5d
TsundokuAleax Things I did not know I needed in life. 😍😍 5d
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Gezemice @Aimeesue Clearly, fear of tampons is not a new thing. 5d
Gezemice @DGRachel @TsundokuAleax I know! I had no idea this existed but now I find it keeps my attention way better than reading the text only. 5d
Clare-Dragonfly The full text?! That must have been a lot of work for the artist! This sounds amazing. 4d
Gezemice @Clare-Dragonfly It is a play, so it is not that long. It is the size of a standard comic book volume, 133 pages. 4d
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merelybookish
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Act I of the Tempest aka The Prospero Show! He causes a shipwreck. He tells Miranda their history. He orders Ariel around and dangles freedom. He abuses Caliban. He manipulates Miranda to fall in love with Ferdinand. Is there anything this guy can't do?! Or am I being unfair? What say you #shakespearereadalong folks? Caliban is a notoriously complicated character. Is this text racist? Imperialist? Will it all go according to Prospero's plan?

merelybookish To be fair, the guys on the ship were jerks too. 😛 And painting by Edmund Dulac 1w
Trashcanman Are we starting today! Wooot 1w
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IamIamIam 😍😍 I got a notification on my phone to start today! 😍😍 1w
Graywacke Propspero is a magnificent devil. Quickly cruel, quick to balance it, he controls everything...and does it in powerful language. Loved this act. Leaves me wondering (1) how did he end up stuck on this island and (2) what happens if he loses control. (I don‘t know how the play evolves. Never read it before) (edited) 7d
merelybookish @Trashcanman @IamIamIam Yes, today is our official start! This is the Act 1 post. Feel free to comment whenever! Next Sunday I'll do an Act II and so on! 7d
merelybookish @Graywacke Magnificent devil! Nicely put. I have read it and I don't remember so will be a surprise for both of us. I think it's been argued that Prospero is a version of Shakespeare (or the artist in general). Making people do as he pleases! 7d
Graywacke @merelybookish that‘s what my introduction implied - a life an retrospect, playwright as magician controlling his world. 🙂 (the editor was more cautious in his wording) 7d
Palimpsest My favorite of the Shakespeare plays that I have read. 7d
Graywacke @Trashcanman @IamIamIam - if you have an hour or two today, you can probably read Act I. It is a bit long and if you spend a lot of time with the annotation or introduction it will of course take a lot longer. But no rush because we‘ll read your comments later in the week too! 7d
CoffeeNBooks There was so much going on already in this act, and so many different layers to the story! 7d
batsy I'm nodding along with @Graywacke ; a great way to put it. I read it long ago I've mostly forgotten but Prospero is fascinating & Machiavellian in his scheming, which does raise some interesting questions as he's the hero figure (of sorts?) in the play. I think the colonial implications are strong. I'd like to read Aime Cesaire's version of the play after this. The language is gorgeous; stuff like "his complexion is perfect gallows" is so good?? 7d
batsy And I love this painting! 7d
Gezemice I have read it but I don‘t recall it act by act. I do recall it finding too convoluted. I read it so I would understand Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood, which is a retelling. Any case someone wans to read it after 7d
IamIamIam @Graywacke Thanks!!! I forgot how short it was and I just flipped through my book and said, "Oh, that's all?!" Lol, I was looking to see if I kept a character analysis I did in my first year of college. I had so many ideas but I think I chose Prospero and how he was a maniacal yet protective father. 22 years later, the ideas are still clinging, albeit very fuzzy!!! 7d
TheBookHippie Love the painting!!! I‘m reading this differently than in high school for sure. Like how were these issues not brought up?! I now want to read the cheat summary notes 🤣. The language is just amazing! Prospero is written well, I‘ve also heard he is a version of Shakespeare as it‘s been 30 plus years it‘s new to me as well. Thinking I‘m going to love it!! Control seems to be a theme. 7d
GingerAntics It does seem that Prospero isn‘t the nicest guy. He seems like a jerk, but then so do most of the people on the ship. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7d
NeedsMoreBooks Prosperous isn‘t the nice person although he dies everything to take care of Miranda. However, this text is racist in its portrayal of Caliban. Also many critics see Prospero as a colonizer/imperialist and Caliban, the original inhabitant/owner/legal heir of the island as the colonized. 7d
Lcsmcat I can‘t help but think that Prospero deserved to lose his dukedom. He wasn‘t doing the work that went with the honor, because he was spending his time studying magic. And now he‘s not exactly showing us that he would be a good ruler. 7d
Rachbb3 I love the play already! Prospero, although he's scheming and controlling I love the character and want to know more. He's going to keep it interesting. 7d
merelybookish @Palimpsest You're welcome to join us for a re-read, if you're in the mood! 7d
merelybookish @CoffeeNBooks Agreed! We get a lot of backstories! 7d
merelybookish @batsy Oh I didn't know about the Aime Cesaire version. Maybe we can schedule a readalong add-on. I love Jane Eyre but found Wide Sargasso Sea so powerful! 7d
merelybookish @Gezemice Did you like Hag-seed? @Riveted_Reader_Melissa has read both and preferred the Atwood. Is it about or from Caliban's perspective? 7d
merelybookish @IamIamIam Yes, an Act doesn't take too long to read unless it's from Troilus & Cressida (as we discovered 🙂.) And good point about his love for Miranda! 7d
Gezemice @merelybookish No, it is a retelling where the Tempest is staged in a prison by a director who is much like Prospero and much of the story is the same as the Tempest. I liked the writing but I found the forcing of the story annoying because I don‘t think the Tempest‘s story is that great. But anyone who likes the Tempest would probably love it. 7d
merelybookish @TheBookHippie Issues like racism and colonialism? I know! I remember when I read it in college back in the 90s, those were fringey assertions. Reading it today, they seem glaringly obvious! 7d
merelybookish @GingerAntics Once again, the powerful white dudes are not...awesome. 7d
merelybookish @NeedsMoreBooks Yes, reading Caliban's history is heartbreaking, especially how he trusted Prospero initially. I think *maybe* his attempted rape of Miranda is supposed to dampen and/ or complicate our sympathy for him. 7d
merelybookish @Lcsmcat I had that thought too when he was describing how he spent his time as duke sequestered with his books! Maybe he didn't deserve to be banished but his brother was doing all the work! 7d
merelybookish @Rachbb3 Yes, definitely a compelling character! 7d
merelybookish @Gezemice Ok, good to know! I've only read one of those modern adaptations and I didn't find it very successful. But the prison setting is interesting! 7d
TheBookHippie @merelybookish EXACTLY and how do they not talk about it now??? It‘s so right in our face. So glad we picked this, great learning experience here, I may use this in the future . 7d
merelybookish @batsy @TheBookHippie And btw, that print is for sale on abebooks for $40,000. 😉 7d
GingerAntics @merelybookish I‘ll just nip in and buy that for when we move, then. Totally reasonable. 😆 7d
GingerAntics @merelybookish right? I don‘t know why I had this idea that Prospero was this greatly loved character, but he‘s a bit of a “powerful white dude in Shakespeare.” 🤣😂🤣 7d
batsy @merelybookish Me too, much like Jane Eyre, I found Wide Sargasso Sea unforgettable. I've placed an order for Aimé Césaire's A Tempest already because I was keen to read it, so I'm game for a readalong :) 6d
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Well... I haven't read a word yet, but I did seek out a summary. I found this video from Overly Sarcastic Productions rather entertaining https://youtu.be/lq2YEqSZo54 5d
erzascarletbookgasm I am liking the play! Never read it before. Prospero seems very powerful with his magic and ought to be fearful of. Very controlling and his treatment of Caliban is most unkind. 5d
MoonWitch94 I haven't touched this play since college and it's so much better than I remember. 4d
merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm I'm curious how Prospero's controlling ways are going to pan out...and yeah, Caliban's treatment is awful! 4d
merelybookish @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Thanks for the link! I will check it out. 😀 4d
merelybookish @MoonWitch94 Yes, funny how our perceptions change! 4d
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Yassss! My copy arrived on time for this month‘s #shakespearereadalong @merelybookish

batsy I'll be running to Kino tomorrow to pick mine up 😅 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Ahh, since you‘re running all the way there, might as well.... 😈📚😁 @batsy #sorrynotsorry 2w
batsy Noooo 🙈 #mustbestrong 2w
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merelybookish Yay! You're ahead of me. Need to pick up a copy soon!! 2w
merelybookish Also, that's a pretty little stack of Folger editions! 2w
Avidreader25 This is my favorite Shakespeare! 1w
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merelybookish
Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Just a reminder, we begin our #shakespearereadalong of The Tempest next week. The schedule is as follows:
Act I - Sept 15
Act II - Sept 22
Act III - Sept 29
Act IV - Oct 6
Act V - Oct 13
Feel free to share book covers, reactions, and favourite quotations along the way. And tag me if you do.
The Tempest is sometimes called a romance which is my fave Shakespearean genre. Lots of plot elements mixed together!
I'm excited! I hope you are too!

MoonWitch94 Ohhhhh fun! I‘d like to join you :-) 2w
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merelybookish @MoonWitch94 Great! I will add you to the group! 😀 2w
Trashcanman 😊 2w
IamIamIam I pulled my Complete Works out of the basement last week!! 👍👍 Thanks for the update! 2w
catebutler Looking forward to this one. 👍🏼 2w
jewright I‘m looking forward to it. It‘s one of my favorites. 2w
batsy I'm excited, as well! I've read it only once years ago for a class so I'm interested to see how it holds up. 2w
NeedsMoreBooks Excited to re-read this 🌊💨 2w
Sunraven I‘ve never read this one, yay! New reads! 2w
Gezemice I have read it a couple years ago so I could read 2w
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Graywacke
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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My inner love of Shakespeare needed a little reaffirming and Act I here did it and then some. I‘m happily wowed at Prospero‘s brutal control of his little world.

Graywacke (And, since I‘m a week early, Act ii will need to wait a bit. 🙂) 2w
merelybookish Oh good! Glad to hear it renewed your faith! 😀 Yes, official start next week! 2w
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merelybookish And nice bookmark! 2w
Graywacke @merelybookish per bookmark, nice catch 😉 2w
Tanisha_A Nice picture! 😊 2w
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alisonrose
Tempest | William Shakespeare
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This is definitely a fun romp with a lot of great lines and scenes that are amusing to picture—I‘d love to see a production of it now that I‘ve read it! I like a good tricksy revenge plot, too. I did find that I got a little confused as to the characters and had to keep reminding myself who was who, and I kinda wish the first act had actually been when Prospero and Miranda first reached the island. But still a terrific read, of course! 4/5 ⭐️

CuriousG You should read HagSeed by Margaret Atwood now. It's a contemporary retelling of The Tempest. It is brilliant! 3w
alisonrose @CuriousG I‘ve actually had Hag-Seed on my TBR shelves for a while but I really wanted to read the source material first...just took me a while to get around to it ☺️ 3w
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alisonrose
Tempest | William Shakespeare

No, noble mistress, ‘tis fresh morning with me when you are by at night.

#shakespeareanpickuplines

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alisonrose
Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Oh! I have a book with this title on my TBR shelves! Had no idea it was a Shakespeare reference ☺️🐢

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alisonrose
Tempest | William Shakespeare

Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.

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alisonrose
Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Already getting new ways to refer to The Orange Menace of D.C. 🙅🏻‍♀️

Karisa Shakespeare's insults are so creatively awesome! 🤣 Perfect re-use for these classics! 3w
Lynnsoprano Perfect for you-know-who 😂 3w
Owlizabeth Hahaha yesssss 3w
alisonrose @Karisa @Lynnsoprano @Owlizabeth in our present reality, I‘m even more grateful to the Bard for having blessed us with such wonderful jabs 😜 3w
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alisonrose
Tempest | William Shakespeare
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In June, I had decided to start reading one Shakespeare play each month. I forgot in July and am getting my August one in right under the wire, LOL. I‘ve never read The Tempest but I‘m sure I‘ve read plenty of quotes and passages from it here and there. And it‘s my Dad‘s favorite, so 👍🏻☺️ #nowreading

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BestDogDad
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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This audio version was excellent. The voice acting was amazing and audio effects were good but not too much. I need to see the play live. I think I would get more out of this seeing actors perform it. Hopefully a theater in the Twin Cities will perform it sometime in the near future.

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Tamra
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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My reading project today!

tammysue Love that cover! 2mo
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charl08
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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This outdoor production recast Prospero as Prospera: amazing 5 people cast that made music as well.

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Kimberlone
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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#Riotgrams #Day7 #ItWasAllYellow

I have almost the entire Folger Library collection of Shakespeare plays and they are all very nicely color coded on their spines/covers. Here are all the yellow ones!

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Daisey
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Due to the many references in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to The Tempest, I decided to listen to the play next. I enjoyed the audio dramatization, but I had a hard time keeping track of the characters so I read along in some parts using #SerialReader. This was quite different from other Shakespeare plays I‘ve read, but once I got the characters figured out I enjoyed it.

#LitsyBookClub #audiobook #Hoopla

JazzFeathers The Tempest is often considered one of Shakespeare's weirdest works. I still have to read it. I'll come to it sooner or later. 4mo
Libby1 @Daisey and @JazzFeathers - The Tempest is one of my favourites. 4mo
jewright It‘s one of my favorite plays. 4mo
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BookwormM Have you read Margaret Atwood version part of Shakespeare retold 4mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers It was very different, but that‘s part of what I liked! @Libby1 @jewright Not sure I‘ll consider it a favorite, but I enjoyed it. 3mo
Daisey @BookwormM I haven‘t, but I may need to add it to the list now. 3mo
Liz_M The Tempest is Wonderful! I love the meta-ness of reading Prospero as Shakespeare and all the allusions to theater/the stage 3mo
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ssravp
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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“Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air;“ — Prospero, The Tempest
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Loved the cast in this one. Ian McKellan was outstanding as usual.

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Jazinator
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Book #24: While I usually do not like the writing style of Shakespeare, and I generally don't like reading plays in general, there are some plays that I do enjoy. The Tempest is perhaps one of, if not the, weirdest of the Shakespearean plays. The premise of the play deals with a mystical island with witches and spells. And although many of...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2004/01/the-306-greatest-books-24-tempest.html

#100greatestbooks

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EmilieGR
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Romantic

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Severnmeadows
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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#spirit #poetrymatters

“These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits,and
Are melted into air, into thin air,
And, like the baseless fabric of vision,
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with sleep. “

TheSpineView 💜 5mo
Gina Loveloveloveit 5mo
Severnmeadows @Gina me too 😊 5mo
Gina There is a book called Anathema! Medieval scribes in history of book curses. It's out of print but if you can find it I think it'd be an interesting read. 5mo
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Palimpsest
Tempest | William Shakespeare
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1. A Christmas Carol
2. Shakespeare‘s The Tempest
3. Before Goodreads I just kept them in my memory.
4. Picture taken Sunday when the brick was warm from the sun.
5. Join in if you feel like it! 😊

Lindy 🦋😊 5mo
Eggs 💗🦋🦋💗 5mo
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Tempest (UK) | William Shakespeare
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Tempest (UK) | William Shakespeare
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AlaMich
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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#currentlyreading The Tempest to prep for Miranda in Milan. I‘ve never read The Tempest before and I don‘t have much background with WS in general, but I‘m enjoying it. It seems as though people are very divided on The Tempest, that you either love it or hate it.
I‘m also listening to the Arkangel production of the play, to round out the whole experience. 😊
#shakespeare #thetempest

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gradcat
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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cwheeler
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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One down, so many wonderful plays to go! The Tempest was way more fun than I was expecting, it reminded me how much I truly love the Bard! Onto the next 💚

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kgriffith
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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A friend is rereading all of Shakespeare and I finally got around to watching their recent Marco Polo message re: The Tempest (we‘re discussing Caliban and colonialism among other things), and it included a reference to Sycorax. Just this evening, I‘d read Bryn Kelly's "Other Balms, Other Gileads,” a piece assigned for my Queer and Trans Writing class and thought, huh, that‘s the name of an alien in Doctor Who. #fullcircle

readordierachel The Sycorax! 8mo
brandybear22 Remind me to show you my copy of this book, perhaps my most treasured... 8mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 I remember, and I will. 💜 8mo
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VioletMoonBooks
Tempest (UK) | William Shakespeare
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Hey Littens! In a couple hours the stars will align to allow me to watch a movie! Like all of one!

So what do I watch?

A 1946 classic? An LGBTQ+ take on Shakespeare? A weirdo favorite of mine? Or the one Bourne I still haven‘t seen?

Decide my cinematic fate in the comments!

LeahBergen I generally dislike “action” films but I like Bourne. He gets my vote! ✅ 12mo
twohectobooks I haven‘t seen any of these. I‘ll go with the one in bottom left (Limits of Control?). 12mo
LeslieO I vote Bourne! 12mo
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TK-421 Bourne's the only one I've seen, so I'll vote for it, but the others look interesting! Adding them to my to watch list! 12mo
TheSpineView Jason Bourne is good. 12mo
Dogearedcopy I‘m always a sucker for action movies so I vote for Bourne too! 12mo
JacqMac Bourne! 12mo
CouronneDhiver Bourne! 12mo
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Kimberlone
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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I‘ve had such a busy week, that my calendar hasn‘t been updated since Monday! Posting anyway since it‘s an August-appropriate quote!

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Misanthropester
Tempest | William Shakespeare
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20% off everything at Literary Book Gifts with the promo code MISANTHROPESTER20 http://www.literarybookgifts.com

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Kimberlone
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Follow up to yesterday‘s quote? Is this calendar secretly trolling me?

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CuriousG
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O.M.G. Where to begin?! Saw The Tempest in Stratford...as if gender flipped Prospero (Martha Henry) wasn't enough to make my heart sing (Note - Julius Caesar also played by a woman this year), costumes were beyond expectation...& the harpy, oh my god - the harpy! Then making the robe from all previous Prospero robes + the tent, & the list goes on!

Canadian Littens (or others who like to travel) - this is a MUST see! #stratfordfestivaltheatre

CuriousG If you want a peek at the amazing dress Iris wore, check it out on Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/p/BiAYh2kFhMz/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1o9999... 14mo
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CuriousG
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Less than 12 hours! Can't wait to see Martha Henry in The Tempest #stratfordfestivaltheatre #thetempest

julesG I saw The Tempest at The Globe in London, with Vanessa Redgrave as Prospero. 14mo
CuriousG @julesG I bet that was amazing! 14mo
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CuriousG
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And the countdown is on...less than 24 hours until I get to see The Tempest in Stratford 🙌 #stratfordfestivaltheatre #thetempest

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Iopu
The Tempest | William Shakespeare

"And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardon'd be,
Let your indulgence set me free."

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ElisabethRose
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
Mehso-so

I have to say I have never really enjoyed Shakespeare but as an English major I feel obligated to at least get throw his plays. I'm trying them in audio and it was a little better than trying to read through it myself.

Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Try some of the films instead of reading them? Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard's version of Macbeth is v good. Ditto for Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet 12mo
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jenniferw88
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#QuotsyJune18 | #Vision | @TK-421

One of my favourite Shakespeare plays!

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AmyG
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My parents had many old books...I think mostly for show. But here is a tiny “handy-volume” of The Tempest. I always need my Shakespeare handy. 😳
#OldCoolBooks @Linsy

readinginthedark 😍Beautiful! 1y
batsy That is so cool! 1y
Linsy Wonderful!! Have you read The Tempest? That‘s one Shakespeare I haven‘t gotten to. I vaguely remember being bored during a stage production of it in high school. 😅 (edited) 1y
AmyG @Linsy I have not. I haven‘t read much Shakespeare. 1y
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Jamesfahyauthor
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“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” ...

TheKidUpstairs Gorgeous edition! 1y
TNbookworm Love this pic 💜 1y
Palimpsest I love this edition. It‘s beautiful. Dulac is a favorite illustrator of mine (and Rackham). I‘ve read The Tempest three times, but a Folger edition. I enjoy the film with Helen Mirren as well. Film or plays bring about a new perspective for me of Shakespeare‘s works and that‘s the way it would have been viewed during his lifetime, so I cannot argue that the book/ play was better. I also love Twelfth Night. Thanks for sharing. (edited) 1y
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MLRio
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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What is this “weekend” you speak of? #phdlife

JazzFeathers Love this pic. And love the title of your thesis. What is it about? 1y
theawkwardbooknerd what is the subject of your phd thesis? 1y
MLRio This isn‘t my thesis, just some research reading for a seminar paper on ecological fantasy in The Tempest and Midsummer. 1y
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Kleonard
The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Pickpick

With his birthday (and death day!) coming soon on April 23rd, it seemed fitting to revisit my favorite story of his.

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Laughterhp
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I‘m giving this a so-so just because I personally have a hard time reading old English (or Early Modern English per Shakespeare online .com). I don‘t appreciate it and just want them to say what they mean. The copy I read was very helpful as it had a ton of asterisks throughout the text telling me the meanings behind phrases and words I didn‘t understand. I enjoyed the story and love that the Doctor influenced Shakespeare‘s work 😂🤪 #FreakyFriday

jenniferw88 It probably didn't help that you didn't have a teacher that made reading this hilarious! The Caliban scenes were especially funny when I studied this at school. Feel free to skip/find a modern version of Hamlet - it's a lot harder to read. 1y
Laughterhp @jenniferw88 That‘s what I was thinking too. If I was in a classroom with other people and a teacher to discuss it, it would‘ve been better! I requested a copy of Hamlet, so we will see when that comes in from the library if I can read it! I also was thinking about trying it on audio, but can‘t find a copy. 1y
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Laughterhp
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Started reading my next #FreakyFriday pick. I got really excited when I got to this page, as it reminded me of my favorite Doctor Who episode! 😊

#DoctorWho #FreakyFriday #LoveDavidTennant

cobwebmoth I love that episode! 1y
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