CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 05.10.2016 - 124 Seiten
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616), dramatist, man of the theatre and poet, was baptized in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. He was the eldest son of John Shakespeare, a glover and dealer in other commodities who played a prominent part in local affairs, becoming bailiff and justice of the peace in 1568, but whose fortunes later declined. John had married Mary Arden, who came from a family of higher social standing. Of their eight children, four sons and one daughter survived childhood. In 1587 an actor of the Queen ́s Men died through manslaughter shortly before the company visited Stratford. That Shakespeare may have filled the vacancy is an intriguing speculation. He was a leading member of the Lord Chamberlain ́s Men soon after their refoundation in 1594. With them he worked and grew prosperous for the rest of his career as they developed into London ́s leading company, occupying the Globe Theatre from 1599. Over 200 years after Shakespeare died, doubts were raised about the authenticity of his works. His play scripts have formed the basis for the English theatrical tradition, and they continue to find realization in reader's ́imagination and, in richly varied transmutations, on the world ́s stages."The Tempest"(1611). Prospero, duke of Milan, ousted from his throne by his brother Antonio, and turned adrift on the sea with his child Miranda, has been cast upon a lonely island. This had been the place of banishment of the witch Sycorax. Prospero, by his knowledge of magic, has released various spirits formerly imprisoned by the witch, and these now obey his orders. He also keeps in service the witch ́s son Caliban, a misshapen monster. Prospero and Miranda have lived thus for twelve years. When the play begins a ship carrying the usurper, his confederate Alonso, king of Naples, his brother Sebastian and son Ferdinand, is by the art of Prospero wrecked on the island.
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