Shakespeare’s Comedy of the Tempest

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Shakespeare’s Comedy of the Tempest

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Title: Shakespeare’s Comedy of the Tempest
Author: William Shakespeare, Edmund Dulac (illus)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982. a limited facsimile reprint of the famous Dulac edition of 1908. Scarce.
Condition: Hardcover, full deep blue-black leather. All edges gilt. Very good. Gorgeous book, with 40 tipped in plates by Edmund Dulac.

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The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation.

It is now considered to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Quote:

“Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.”