ISBN10: 0521444071 ISBN13: 9780521444071 Contributors: Dymkowski, Christine Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Sep 1 2000 Pages: 373 Weight: 1.65lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
This edition of The Tempest is the first dedicated to its stage history. Dymkowski examines four centuries of mainstream, regional, and fringe productions in Britain, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American stagings, and recent Australian, Canadian, French, Italian, and Japanese productions. She analyzes the cultural significance of changes in theatrical representation, eg. when and why Caliban began to be represented by a black actor, and Ariel became a man's role rather than a woman's. The commentary annotates each line of the play with details about acting, setting, textual alteration and contemporary reception.