Understanding The Tempest

  title={Understanding The Tempest},
  author={R. Pierce},
  journal={New Literary History},
  pages={373 - 388}
  • R. Pierce
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • New Literary History
Some years ago I wrote an article1 on Shakespeare's The Tempest in which I gave a reading that was quite sympathetic to Prospero and Miranda. I tried in that article to express an important part of my understanding of the play at that time, and I would still stand behind what I then said. On the other hand, I find much that is appealing and persuasive in a series of New Historical and anticolonialist readings of the play,2 which tend to be not at all sympathetic to Prospero and if anything to… Expand
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