Shakespeare Sunday - Tempest

The Shakespeare Club reads one play each month and its discussions are led by UMass Professor Arthur Kinney. The group typically meets the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m., on the College Street/upper level of the store. Please use the side door to enter the bookshop as the group meets before the store opens.
 
January 21 - Tempest
 
Putting romance onstage, The Tempest gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. When his enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero turns his power upon them through Ariel and other spirits.

The characters exceed the roles of villains and heroes. Prospero seems heroic, yet he enslaves Caliban and has an appetite for revenge. Caliban seems to be a monster for attacking Miranda, but appears heroic in resisting Prospero, evoking the period of colonialism during which the play was written. Miranda's engagement to Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked party, helps resolve the drama. 

Event date: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Event address: 
9 College St.
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
The Tempest (New Folger Library Shakespeare) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780743482837
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2004