Once more into the storm, dear friends, once more…

OK, been a pretty long time since I wrote about The Tempest (save for the video reviews). I’m trying to wrap my head around what I’ve read, and where I wanted to go with it.

Any ideas?

When I was first starting to plan out the rest of this Tempest-talk (and, man, that was almost THREE MONTHS AGO), I figured to talk a bit about staging dilemmas (something that seems to be a given in these Romances), some dramaturgical issues, some scene breakdowns, a look at the whole father/daughter thing, and some on genre. Back then, I wasn’t too sure how much I was going to talk about the whole colonial/post-colonial thing…but now that I’m back in the Masters-program saddle–and taking, funnily enough, a course on Post/Colonial Encounters–I feel the need to at least touch upon it.

But I really feel out of practice. Not sure how much justice I’m going to do to this play…

One Reply to “Once more into the storm, dear friends, once more…”

  1. I don’t think it’s an urgent issue, but I’ve always been intrigued by the whole “our revels now are ended” and “this rough magic I here abjure” question: whether–assuming THE TEMPEST was Shakespeare’s final full play–he was writing it partly as a farewell to the theater, and what he might have intended by it.

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