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“But this rough magic/I here abjure.”

The Tempest Act Five, Part One By Dennis Abrams ————————— Act Five:  Ariel reports that the spirits of Alonso and the other Neapolitans have been broken, and Prospero instructs him to release them. Ariel leads the group in by magic, … Continue reading

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“This island’s mine, by Sycorax my mother,/Which thou tak’st from me.”

The Tempest Act One, Part One By Dennis Abrams ————- MAJOR CHARACTERS Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, living in banishment on an island Miranda, Prospero’s daughter Antonio, Prospero’s brother, the usurping Duke of Milan Alonso, King of Naples Sebastian, … Continue reading

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“But what the world is cannot be said in a sentence. Or even in a poem as complete and beautiful as ‘The Tempest.’”

The Tempest An Introduction By Dennis Abrams ——————————– The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most cherished works.  Yet, at the same, it can seem his most abstruse, and even at time unfathomable. It recounts the story of an exiled Italian … Continue reading

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“Where am I? Where’s my lord? What world is this?”

Pericles Act Three, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————————————— From Tanner: “Act III finds Pericles in the middle of a terrible storm at sea, and also finds Shakespeare beginning to write in his recognizably late style. Pericles gains a daughter … Continue reading

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“I’ll put a girdle round about the earth/In forty minutes.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act Two, Part One By Dennis Abrams ————————– Act Two:  In the woods, Oberon and Titania bicker over a boy in Titania’s service, whom Oberon wants as an attendant.  When Titania refuses, Oberon plots revenge, sending … Continue reading

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