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William Shakespeare is continually praised as a great philosopher, psychologist, and poet — the rich fabric of his plays bears this out. THE TEMPEST, written in 1611, was Shakespeare’s last major work, his genius demonstrated in the play’s artful construction. The work is filled with the themes of Love, Sin, Atonement, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation.
Prospero, the scholarly and mysterious Duke of Milan, loses his crown to his scheming brother, Antonio. Exiled from their country and cast out to die at sea, Prospero and his daughter Miranda are saved when their ship washes ashore on an enchanted island. With the help of two island inhabitants, the spirit Ariel and the savage Caliban, Prospero soon establishes a new kingdom.
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