The Tempest is a difficult play to nail down. It is also the most reinterpreted and adapted of Shakespeare’s plays. In this episode, Sheldrake pursues three themes – Love, Power and Art – and examines how they have been reinterpreted over the centuries.
I am currently teaching the Tempest from the various isolated islands my students and I inhabit in New Jersey. Do you have a handy bibliography for some of the criticism you summarized?
Thank you for a great, enjoyable program, and I think your thematic areas of focus are useful!