The Tempest is probably Shakespeare's most re-written and re-invented play. Arguably the latest play in the Shakespeare canon, it has inspired novels, poems, plays, films, paintings and a plethora of critical and socio-political essays. In the seminar, we will study the 17th-century text in order to establish a sound basis for analyses and interpretations of some of its postcolonial and transcultural re-writings and for discussions about its ongoing relevance in the 21st century. Please buy the Norton Critical Edition of the play, edited by Peter Hulme and William Sherman (2019), ISBN-13: 978-0393265422.
(Dieses Seminar kann im Rahmen des MA-BATS belegt werden für die Module Anglophone Literaturen in zeitgenössischen und Anglophone Literaturen in historischen transkulturellen Kontexten.)