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No Fear Shakespeare: "The Tempest" (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare)

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    John Crowther(Author)

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No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of The Tempest on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary
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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • John Crowther(Author)
  • Spark Notes (18 Nov. 2004)
  • English
  • 4
  • Music, Stage & Screen

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  • By KittyKat33 on 18 February 2016

    I purchased this purely as a pleasure read but it would also be perfect for someone to use a part of a school or university course. It has a very comprehensive introduction but I found the accompanying notes explaining the text very brief in some cases. Having said that this is a very 'readable' Shakespeare play and does not, in my opinion, require flicking back and forwards very much as the text and plot are easily understood. If someone wants to expand their knowledge of Shakespeare this is a very good play to start with and great value. Highly recommended.

  • By sassyreader on 7 January 2017

    The No Fear series is invaluable to my teaching and brings Shakespeare alive for my students. After reading a very simple version of the plays we move to No Fear text and tackle Shakespeare head on! If you have always dreaded reading Shakespeare then check these out and dive into the Bards best loved tales. As for The Tempest, my most favourite tale of all by William!

  • By Mr. Patrick N. Andrews on 21 April 2017

    Not a favourite but enjoyed it. Read before I saw it which I usually do but watching is far better and gives more substance to the text.

  • By Bishmanrock on 20 November 2013

    This is a brilliant edition of The Tempest, including the history of the play and its adaptations, complete with pictures. The actual script itself is superb - the play itself runs along one side of the page with various notes explaining the meanings of words and speeches, the way it should be delivered and on occasion the way the audience would have reacted. A brilliant version, essential for understanding The Tempest.

  • By Dero on 30 July 2013

    Having studied The Tempest many years ago at A Level, all I can say is that I wish this book had existed then. The "translation" is printed directly opposite the original text and makes straight reading of the play very easy indeed - no more turning to the back of the book for notes, or constantly referring to footnotes. Of course, if you're studying the play in depth you'll need much more guidance on Shakespeare's subtleties, double meanings, use of prose v poetry etc. etc. However, you'll still get enjoyment and understanding from this book, giving you a solid platform on which to build. Use it alongside (say) the RSC's excellent complete works and you'll soon find yourself appreciating and understanding the Bard's language like never before.Some may find the translation too American here and there, but "The Tempest" is a wonderful work and anything that makes it more accessible to a wider public gets my vote.

  • By Jane on 1 February 2014

    With the emphasis in exams on the play in performance, this edition is invaluable. The notes take you through all the directorial and artistic decisions behind RSC productions and has interviews with directors. It makes comparisons between different interpretations in performance. It also has very useful critical interpretations and contextual information and explanations of the meaning. For me it is an ideal edition for A Level. I have also found other plays in this series really useful for GCSE and A Level coursework and exam preparation.

  • By Rafaella on 3 August 2017

    Good review and analysis of the play for an A level student, however you will need other resources and not just this one for a better picture.

  • By Mr. J. Masters on 27 November 2015

    The York Notes Advanced are helpful if you're struggling to understand the behaviour of some of Shakespeare's characters or the meaning behind certain references. These notes, along with David and Ben Crystal's 'Shakespeare's Words', really opened the play up for me.

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