Book Reviews of The Tempest

The Tempest
The Tempest
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN-13: 9780671722906
ISBN-10: 0671722905
Publication Date: 5/1/1994
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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The Folger Libray edition is very useful for students who are unfamiliar with Elizabethan language, customs, and other oddities.Students find the edition easy to use and helpful.
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This is a genuinely good work of drama, which I had to read for my Intro. to Drama class. This is one of those works of Shakespeare that has been done in a multitude of forms and variations, so it is quite likely that everyone has a rough idea of the story. Still, you really cannot replace the original. It's a bit odd, but quite good fun as well. As to the edition itself, I found it to be greatly helpful in understanding the action in the play. It has a layout which places each page of the play opposite a page of notes, definitions, explanations, and other things needed to understand that page more thoroughly. While I didn't always need it, I was certainly glad to have it whenever I ran into a turn of language that was unfamiliar, and I definitely appreciated the scene-by-scene summaries. Really, if you want to or need to read Shakespeare, an edition such as this is really the way to go, especially until you get more accustomed to it.