The Tempest

DigiCat, 28.05.2022 - 224 Seiten
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare. The story is set on a faraway island, where the magician Prospero lives with his daughter Miranda, and his two servants: Caliban, a savage monster figure, and Ariel, an airy spirit...

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William Shakespeare, the pre-eminent figure in English literature, was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist, he is often called England's national poet. Shakespeare's work includes 39 plays, 154 sonnets, and two long narrative poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. 'The Tempest,' one of his late romances, written in 1610–1611, grapples with themes of magic, betrayal, revenge, and family. It is distinct for its mature reflective tone and the use of a shipwreck as a plot device, which prefigures the tragicomedy genre. Shakespeare's influence on literature is expansive, with his plays delving into the human condition, exploring complex themes such as love, power, jealousy, betrayal, and the supernatural. His innovative use of language, character development, and genre-blending contributes significantly to the foundation of modern literature. Shakespeare's literary style combined lyrical prose, vivid imagery, and a deep understanding of human behavior, making his works timeless and continually relevant to new audiences. His contribution to English literature is monumental, with his words and phrases becoming ingrained in the English language. His legacy endures not only through his literary output but through the countless adaptations and cultural references that attest to his universal appeal.

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