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On Sympathy

Sophie Ratcliffe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What happens when we engage with fictional characters? What sort of cognitive activity and affective response does reading about imaginary figures involve? How do our imaginative engagements bear on ... More


Colonization

Craig Kallendorf

in The Other Virgil: `Pessimistic' Readings of the Aeneid in Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212361
eISBN:
9780191707285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212361.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the connection between the Aeneid and the imperial projects of the 15th and 16th centuries. It was easy for the colonizers to cast themselves in the role of Aeneas and the ... More


Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Roger Warren

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's late plays – Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – have provoked a great deal of interest in the modern theatre. In this book, the author draws upon extensive ... More


Romance and Revision

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the years 1660–1678, when Shakespeare was imagined at worst as an artless rustic, at best as an archaic father-king. The rewritings which attempt to finish and update his ... More


The Tempest; or, The Disenchanted Island

David Francis Taylor

in The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300223750
eISBN:
9780300235593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223750.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on William Shakespeare's The Tempest as political theater, a play that is not a particular favorite with eighteenth-century graphic satirists. In their 1667 adaptation The ... More


The Cue-Space in The Tempest

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter shows that in The Tempest, Shakespeare takes the basic stakes in the cue — what happens if a cue is taken, what happens if it is not, what happens if it is taken twice — and creates an ... More


‘All my travels' history’: Reading the Locations of Renaissance Plays

Andrew Hadfield

in Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores a small sample of dramatic works to provide some sense of the manifold uses to which English Renaissance dramatists put the locations in which they chose to stage their plays. ... More


Magnetic Island and Islander in the Tempest

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines William Shakespeare's romance The Tempest. It suggests that this play epitomizes the romance wilderness and its magic island symbolizes Shakespeare's radical refurbishment of ... More


The Tempest in our Time

Howard Felperin

in The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Fourteen years ago, Bruce Erlich offered a Marxist interpretation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. He argued that there are times when we have a ... More


Introduction

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In the autumn of 1984, Peter Hall, the then Director of the National Theatre, publicized that Shakespeare's late plays – Pericles, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale – would be staged at the smallest ... More


‘Rather like a dream than an assurance’: The Tempest and the Book of Illusions

Charlotte Scott

in Shakespeare and the Idea of the Book

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212101
eISBN:
9780191705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212101.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest does not support an inclusive attitude to the book; nor does it engage the audience or the play-world in a reciprocal relationship with the book. In Shakespeare’s ... More


Miranda's Story

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The ‘real ancestor’ of the American Dark Lady was Margaret Fuller. In her major feminist treatise Woman in the Nineteenth Century, she wrote about her own experience as the Dark Lady under a literary ... More


Rough Magic and Heavenly Music: The Tempest

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

One of the first problems encountered in portraying The Tempest involved a line from the First Folio text: ‘A tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard’. Because of how this is conventionally ... More


Introduction

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter introduces the idea of how we might sympathise with figures in fictional and artistic representations. It questions why writers and artists return to The Tempest to consider such ... More


Monsters, Marvels, and Transport in Les Travailleurs de la mer

Kathryn M. Grossman

in The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 examines the political and poetic universe of Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866) in the light of La Légende des siècles and William Shakespeare as well as Shakespeare’s The Tempest. ... More


Revels' End: The Tempest and After

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The Tempest is Shakespeare’s final staging of the link between stage, stake and scaffold, which broke down after the Restoration. The indeterminacy of the play’s setting – ... More


An Elegy for Ariel

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents an approach to The Tempest as a play less about Prospero and his power than about Ariel and his instructions. It reads The Tempest as a play of commissioned performances, and ... More


Introduction

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about William Shakespeare's late romances. This book provides a close analysis of these romances including Pericles, Prince of ... More


Violence and Freedom

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the depiction of violence and freedom in William Shakespeare's romances. It suggests that the pivotal desert scene in The Winter's Tale anticipates in miniature what The ... More


Contexts and Beginnings

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because the last three plays that Shakespeare wrote – Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – seem to have a stronger closeness than other groups of Shakespeare's plays (with the exception of ... More


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