The Tempest- Critic Quotes- AO3

The Tempest AO3 quotes

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Jan Frans Van Dijkhuizen
"The masque celebrates Prospero's paternal magnanimity and his ability to defy the laws of time and nature"
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David Lindley
"The play is often seen as a play about power and control bu perhaps should rather be regarded as a play about the illusion of freedom"
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Valdivieso
"Miranda's main role is to obey her father"
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Rex Gibson
"Caliban is brutish and evil by nature" "Caliban is a lonely, oppressed and dispossessed slave"
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Davis Lindely
"The relationship between Prospero and Caliban deteriorates into one of rebellion and domination"
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Liz Dollimore
"The best of Shakespearean humour is undercut with sadness"
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Taylor Sharpe
"Every character is driven by an internal cry for freedom"
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Ashley Riches
"Descent from control and an accession to humanity"
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Mike Brett
"The act of calling someone perfect can be construed as an act of control"
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Miranda Nesler
"As a spirit of the air, Ariel highlights the shifting nature of gender as it was perceived during the period"
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Monica Krysa
The 2010 Julie Taymor version of the play (the one with Helen Mirren as Prospero) is "a comment on women's empowerment"
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Barry Beck
"The play can be seen on a realistic plane as a tale of political power and social responsibility"
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Rex Gibson
"Shakespeare presents a eurocentric view of colonisation in The Tempest"
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Clifford Davidson
"The masque is informed by an altogether different level of understanding than the revenge motif"
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Walton Beacham
Ariel's "only request is for freedom"
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Chris Thurman
2008 RSC performance- "It is clear that Kani's approach to the role [of Caliban] is based on his identification with Caliban as a victim of tyranny"
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Mike Brett
"It could be argued that Miranda's apparent freedom is entirely illusory"
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SophieWebb96

This is really helpful thanks! Ania Loomba gives some good quotes on colonialism and women as well.

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