SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST AND THE LESSONS OF FORGIVENESS with Dr. Kolb
Tuesday June 27, 2017
“Oh brave new world that has such people in’t”
Prospero, an exiled ruler and practitioner of magic, causes a tempest to shipwreck his enemies as he seeks revenge for wrongs committed against him twelve years before. But on his island, “full of noises, sounds and sweet airs,” Prospero’s better self finally emerges, allowing him to learn to forgive, achieve reconciliation, renounce his “rough magic,” and return from his deserted island to the rough and tumble of a Milan that he was forced to leave twelve years ago. The island setting of The Tempest has been likened to the “New World” of the Americas, paradise, utopia, and the imaginary world of the theatre itself. The Tempest is Shakespeare’s last complete play, followed only by plays written in collaboration with others. This presentation will include audio/video illustrations.
Location: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
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