Critics The Tempest

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Peter Hall (P)
'a blasphemous play about a man who is allowed to play God'
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Edward Dowden (P)
We identify Prospero in some measure with Shakespeare himself
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Jan Kott
Prospero's narrative is a description of a struggle for power, of violence and conspiracy
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Andrew Green
Prospero the composer, Ariel the performer
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Jonathon Miller
1970 Production produced the play as an oppression of colonialism
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Bill Varble
The romance plays with a fairy tale quality
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Walter Cohen
The tempest perhaps uncovers the racist and imperialistic bases of English nationalism
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Russ Macdonald
to listen to the language of the tempest is to become deeply sceptical about the operations of all types of power
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Stephen Orgel
Prospero learns the proper exercise of authority
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Cristaudo and Poiana
Shakespeare contrasts the practical wisdom of the boatswain with the foolish and reckless behaviour of the men in rank
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Bowen
Prospero learns the value of mercy and the virtue of reconciliation
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We identify Prospero in some measure with Shakespeare himself

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Prospero's narrative is a description of a struggle for power, of violence and conspiracy

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Prospero the composer, Ariel the performer

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1970 Production produced the play as an oppression of colonialism

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