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HSC English:The Tempest'Make your mark' study guides provide students with model essays and workbook activities designed to help expose the structural techniques behind strong responses. The model essays provide achievable examples of what makes a good essay response and -- most importantly -- why it is good. This enables students to move independently from emulation to confidence in their own writing style. The focus on deconstructing the question will help students understand how to respond in the required way
Call Number: HSC STUDY GUIDES 822.332 TEMP
The TempestAn improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'The Tempest' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'The Tempest' from around the world.
Call Number: 822.332 TEMP
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood'It's got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.' Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall? Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own
Call Number: GENERAL ATWOOD
CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's the TempestThe original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Tempest, you follow the famous story of Prospero and his daughter Miranda. Through magic, Prospero conjures up a storm that brings a ship full of his enemies to the island on which he and Miranda live. What follows is Shakespeare's comic masterpiece that's full of intrigue and romance. Summaries and commentaries lead you, act by act, through this Shakespearean classic, and critical essays give you insight into the play as a political romance. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of William Shakespeare A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure--you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Addressing Gerard Genette's Rewriting Practices in Margaret Atwood's “Hag-Seed” by Esther Peter (Andraș)Abstract: This paper seeks to investigate the multifaceted relationships between William
Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed (2016), as its postmodern novelistic
adaptation. Gérard Genette’s categories of rewriting practices serve as critical methodology in this
study. The aim of drawing up these perspectives is to offer a comprehensive overview of the ample
possibilities of intentional transformations of a specific hypotext in order to meet the expectations of
the contemporary reader while paying a respectful homage to the original material.
Reading Reflections of The Tempest: Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed from Postcolonial and Postmodernist PerspectivesAbstract:
The significance of the title Hag-Seed, in the light of the enigmatic re-presentation of
Caliban, potentially leads to two antithetical interpretations of Margaret Atwood’s recreation
of a Shakespearean classic: a value-coded, idealistic project legitimising its canon and a
postcolonial venture problematising the hierarchical relationships to convey a different
postcolonial reality. Beyond the two antithetical positions, however, could there be a “Third
Space”? And in the process, how much does the novelist endorse or erase the colonial bases of
the play? The first part of the article analyses the positioning of the novel in the milieu of
postcolonial rewritings to examine it as a textual response of resistance.
Correspondingly, for readers who seek to recall the magic of The Tempest in today’s
spirit from Hag-Seed, the novel becomes a theatre of endless possibilities. The novel’s inward
gaze when it is self-reflexive and its backward gaze when it connects with the play travel in
tandem. The reader traverses the novel’s two worlds concurrently. Atwood’s plot only makes
the journey dizzyingly entertaining. The second part of the article assesses the postmodernist
tendencies of the novel such as multiplicity, self-reflexivity, parody and interplay, which tackle
the issue of power and exploitation mock-seriously with the main aim of entertaining.
Atwood’s Recreation of Shakespeare’s Miranda in The Tempest by Awfa Hussein AldooryAbstract
In The Tempest, Shakespeare portrays Miranda as a character which follows the path designed for her by Prospero, her father. Margret Atwood, through appropriating and intertextualizing Shakespeare’s The Tempest, reconstructs Miranda to be a motivator of action rather than a receiver of a patriarchal power. It is through recreating Shakespeare’s Miranda, Atwood gives her more spaces of critical analysis rather than being critically confined to the frame of femininity. This paper argues that Atwood’s Hag-Seed, by means of intertextuality and appropriation, recreates a new Miranda who is almost ignored by critical studies that focus mainly on reading The Tempest from post-colonial perspectives. As a feminist, though she claims not to be, Atwood consciously employs Shakespeare’s conceptual and thematic concerns like a play within a play, revenge, usurpation, and the father-daughter relationship. These concerns, which are mainly tackled in The Tempest, are employed by Atwood for the sake of creating a new Miranda who would determine and motivate the whole action of Hag-Seed. Atwood’s appropriation, this paper argues, is a feminist revision of a canonical text that limits woman’s role, and presents her either with the quality of passive innocence, or with that one of the devilish witch.