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The Tempest

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Tempest


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This remarkable edition features a newly edited text of The Tempest based on the earliest printed text of the play, along with detailed notes and performance annotations. An integrated audio CD showcases the deeper understanding and enjoyment from the power of performance. Hear…Read…See: -- Hear recordings of great contemporary and historical performances of key scenes from the play. -- Read about a modern production, from the director's point of view. -- See production notes and photos alongside the text that takes you inside the stage experience. -- See photos from contemporary stage productions and movie adaptations. -- Read and see how a modern cast approaches the play, from interviews with the actors. -- Hear and read about how a legendary voice coach (previously from the RSC) approaches the text and works with actors on “Speaking Shakespeare.”

Sourcebooks Inc.

More than 60 minutes of audio on the CD including over 20 classic scenes and excerpts from famous performances past and present
The Sourcebooks Shakespeare brings THE TEMPEST to life in a revolutionary new book and audio CD format
In the Book:
Photographs from notable productions including:

  • Vanessa Redgrave as Prospero from the 2000 production at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London
  • Ian McKellen as Prospero and Claudie Blakely as Miranda from the 1999 West Yorkshire Playhouse production
  • Patrick Stewart as Prospero from the 1995 Joseph Papp Public Theater production (New York City)

Hear 23 great scenes on audio CD:
Memorable performances by Ian McKellen (Naxos Audiobooks, 2004), William Hutt (The CBC Stratford Festival Reading Series, 1998), Donald Wolfit (Living Shakespeare, 1962), Adrian Lester, Jennifer Ehle, and Simon Russell Beale (The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare, 2003)
Narrated By Sir Derek Jacobi


Bringing the Shakespeare page to life.

Authors: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Statement of Responsibility: William Shakespeare ; text editor, Richard Preiss ; advisory editors, David Bevington and Peter Holland
Title: The tempest
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. :, Sourcebooks MediaFusion,, c2008
Characteristics: xiv, 288 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. + 1 sound disc (73 min., 27 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
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Report This Nov 22, 2013
  • LaPhenixa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was rather mild for a Shakespeare play. While I can't aver that I understood every pun and allusion in the play I did enjoy it. It's amazing how a play existing almost on dialogue alone can convey such vivid images.

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  • dpecsreads rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fun Shakespearean comedy full of mysticism and magic! Act V is a bit rushed but otherwise it's a fun read. Read in preparation for New York Classical Theater's production of "The Tempest" (and the John Cassavetes film "Tempest," which I saw at BAM).

Report This Jun 19, 2013
  • flamered rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Read the book before seeing the movie.

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  • flamered rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

There is a dude & his kid sent to live on an island & he seeks vengeance for his rightful spot in the family royalty line.

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Report This Jun 19, 2013
  • flamered rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

" Do so. To ebb hereditary sloth instructs me "

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  • étoile rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"We are such stuff that dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep..."

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