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One of Shakespeare’s well-loved comedies, The Tempest introduces one to a host of
intriguing characters like the earthy Caliban, the conniving Prospero, and an ethereal spirit,
Ariel. An exploration of the urge to rule, conquer and re-establish one’s authority, this play
provokes debates about legitimate rights over territory and its inhabitants.
This special edition of The Tempest has annotations that accompany the text that will
familiarize readers with a critical frame for looking at this play and help them examine it