Critics’ Reviews

“I heartily welcome the new Broadview Shakespeare edition of The Tempest, edited by Paul Yachnin and JF Bernard… While fully explicating the play’s historical context, sources, and afterlife, the editors engage deeply with the play’s ethical ambiguities. They reveal The Tempest as a canonical play that speaks powerfully to today’s social concerns about justice, memory, revenge, service, freedom, and power. As the editors put it beautifully, ‘it is a quality of great works of art that they—unlike the people who make them—grow younger, stronger, more various, and more influential as they grow older.’ Long may it be so.” — Gail Kern Paster, Professor Emerita, Folger Shakespeare Library

Posted on January 8, 2021