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ENG220Y1 Lecture Notes - First Folio, List Of Counts Palatine Of The Rhine, Bermuda


Department
English
Course Code
ENG220Y1
Professor
Elizabeth Harvey

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ENG220Y1 – LECTURE NOTES
The Tempest
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
6:17 PM
March 26, 2014
Introduction:
First recorded performance on Hallowmas Night in 1611
Text is based on the only authoritative texts, which is printed in the First Folio, 1623
Play that takes on its subject of magic, spirits and the supernatural
One of the 14 plays performed to celebrate the betrothal and marriage of Elizabeth,
daughter of James I to Frederick, elector palatine
No direct source for the main plot
But there are influences and intertexts such as Silvester Jourdan's a discovery of the
Bermudas and William Strachey's a true repertory of the wracke
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