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Series: The Tempest

Contains 4 Videos

Context and Background

Context and Background

Shakespeare was at the height of his success when he wrote The Tempest. This video reveals aspects of the playwright’s life and times that influenced the work, including the ‘discovery’ of new worlds by colonial powers. It also examines the...Show More
Dramatic Techniques

Dramatic Techniques

'The Tempest', not only Shakespeare’s final play, also his shortest, unfolds before the audience in real time. This video explores a range of dramatic techniques employed, including its structure based around the three unities, exposition,...Show More
Prospero and Caliban

Prospero and Caliban

Two key characters in 'The Tempest' are Prospero and Caliban. This video explores the relationship between the dominating, magical ruler of the island and his slave, who is dismissed by some as a monster. But both are very complex and conflicted...Show More
Theme of Power

Theme of Power

Power is a theme Shakespeare visits throughout 'The Tempest'. This video probes that theme – including Prospero’s supernatural powers and yearning to resume his dukedom, Antonio’s power base in Milan, the murder plot to make Sebastian king...Show More