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The Tempest: Further Reading

I am recommending just two books on the group of plays which includes The Tempest, and two specifically on Caliban.

In addition, I am including a group of books on Shakespeare, representative of current trends in Shakespeare criticism. Let me stress again that I believe it more important for you to spend time reading plays than reading about plays; nonetheless, by this stage in the course, you will be confident enough in your ability to read Shakespeare that you will not be overpowered by a particularly persuasive critic. A general rule: never read just one criticism of a play.

A general survey of Shakespeare's life and works

Some discussions of theoretical approaches

Three feminist studies

A study which emphasises performance

An anthology of political approches

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This page last updated on 28 August 2006. © Michael Best, 2002.