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'The Tempest' and Its Travels

Edited by Peter Hulme and William H. Sherman

'The Tempest' and Its Travels
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Edited by Peter Hulme and William H. Sherman

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320 pages | 38 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2000
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781861890665 Published February 2006 For sale in North and South America only
E-book $14.48 to $24.95 ISBN: 9781861896896 Published February 2006
One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain.

'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play’s productions abroad. Distinguished contributors explore The Tempest’s contemporary translations at the hands of actors, directors, and writers from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean to North and South America. Matching the eclectic nature of the play itself, 'The Tempest' and Its Travels departs from traditional casebook models, bringing together an innovative collection of critical and creative readings, as well as historical images of the play’s productions. The book will provide fruitful reading for scholars and students in a variety of disciplines.

“This is an ambitious, bold, and imaginative collection that truly becomes something greater than even the sum of its impressive parts.”—David Scott Kastan, Columbia University
Shakespeare Quarterly
"This rich and imaginative anthology will be essential reading."
Choice
"A valuable addition to the burgeoning literature taking a postmodern interest in this Shakespeare play. . . . The essays are engaging and free of murky theoretical discourse. . . . Numerous black-and-white photographs and illustrations help present The Tempest as both cultural artifact and literary creation."
Contents
Notes on the Editors and Contributors
 
Preface
Peter Hulme and William H. Sherman
 
Prologue:  'After Prospero'
Robin Kirkpatrick
 
I.  Local Knowledge
 
Introduction
 
1.  'Baseless Fabric':  London as a 'World City'
Crystal Bartolovich
 
2.  'Knowing I loved my books':  Reading The Tempest intertextually
Barbara A. Mowat
 
3.  The Ship Adrift
Elizabeth Fowler
 
4.  Wild Waters:  Hydraulics and the Forces of Nature
Christy Anderson
 
5.  Trinculo's Indian:  American Natives in Shakespeare's England
Alden T. Vaughan
 
6.  The Enchanted Island:  Vicarious Tourism in Restoration Adaptations of The Tempest
Joseph Roach
 
II.  European and Mediterranean Crossroads
 
Introduction
 
7.  The Italy of The Tempest
Robin Kirkpatrick
 
8.  'The foul withch' and Her 'freckled whelp':  Circean Mutations in the New World
Marina Warner
 
9.  Re-Engineering Virgil:  The Tempest  and the Printed English Aeneid
Donna B. Hamilton
 
10.  The Mediterranean and Shakespeare's Geopolitical Imagination
Andrew C.  Hess
 
11.  Carthage and Tunis, The Tempest and Tapestries
Jerry Brotton
 
12.  Island Logic
Roland Greene
 
On the World Stage
 
Césaire's Une tempête at the Gate
Philip Crispin
 
Otra Tempestad at the Globe
Raquel Carrió
 
Tempest(s) at Terra Nova Theatre Institute
Ric Allsopp
 
III.  Transatlantic Routes
 
Introduction
 
13.  The Figure of the New World in The Tempest
John Gillies
 
14.  'This island's mine': Caliban and Native Soverignty
Patricia Seed
 
15.  Arielismo and Anthropophagy: The Tempest in Latin America
Gordon Brotherston
 
16.  Reading from Elsewhere:  George Lamming and the Paradox of Exile
Peter Hulme
 
17.  Maintaining the State of Emergence/y:  Aimé Césaire's Une tempête
Lucy Rix
 
18.  H.D.'s 'The Temptest'
Martha Nell Smith
 
19.  Hogarth and the Canecutter
David Dabydeen
 
Envoy: 'The Word--In the Beginning'
Merle Collins
 
References
Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index
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