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Bursts as a wave that from the clouds impends,
And swell’d with tempests on the ship descends;
White are the decks with foam; the winds aloud
Howl o’er the masts, and sing through every shroud:
Pale, trembling, tir’d, the sailors freeze with fears;
And instant death on every wave appears. Homer, The Iliad XV:752
The winds grow high;
Impending tempests charge the sky;
The lightning flies, the thunder roars;
And big waves lash the frightened shores. Matthew Prior, The Lady’s Looking-Glass
Just imagine: you’ve been ruined on a deserted island for twelve years when amazingly the men who conspired to put you here are shipwrecked in a storm, are washed up, defenceless, on to the same shore. They are at your mercy. So what are you going to do? Shakespeare Uncovered IV: Trevor Nunn on The Tempest, BBC 2012
The last complete play by William Shakespeare. ibid.
More ambitious than anything he’d written before, more radical. ibid.
Did he play Prospero? ibid.
How do we become the people we are? What does it mean to be human? And what happens for the first time when we fall in love? ibid.
There was no existing fictional story. ibid.
Whose island is it anyway? ibid.
Are we bestial or benign? ibid.
How should the power of knowledge or science be used? ibid.
Prospero addresses the young couple and talks about the fragility and transience of life itself. ibid.
The Tempest is a farewell work. ibid.
He was only fifty-two. ibid.
It leads us to the essence of the man who wrote them. ibid.
They are at your mercy – so what are you going to do? Trevor Nunn: My Shakespeare, Sky Arts 2014
Among Shakespeare’s strangest characters – Caliban. ibid.
We get closest to the workings of the mind of that genius William Shakespeare. ibid.
Therefore the fierce tempest is he coming,
In thunder and in earthquake, like a Jove. William Shakespeare, Henry V II iv 99-100, Exeter to King Charles et al
O my soul’s joy,
If after every tempest come such calms. William Shakespeare, Othello II I 185-186
Hast thou, spirit,
Performed to point the tempest that I bade thee? William Shakespeare, The Tempest I ii 194-195, Prospero
I have suffered with those that I saw suffer. William Shakespeare, The Tempest 2010 starring Helen Mirren & Felicity Jones & Chris Cooper & Russell Brand & Reeve Carney & Tom Conti & Alan Cumming & Dimon Hounsou & Alfred Molina & Ben Whishaw et al, director Julie Taymor, Miranda
Canst thou remember a time before we came unto this cell? ibid. Prospera
Hast thou forgot the foul witch Sycorax? ibid. Prospera
The fringed curtains of thine eye advance. ibid. Prospera to Miranda
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. ibid. Trinculo
For the liquor is not earthly. ibid. Caliban
Open-eyed conspiracy. ibid. Ariel
For I have given you here a third of mine own life, all that for which I live. ibid. Prospera
Do you love me, master? ibid. Ariel
The strongest oaths are straw to the fire of the blood. ibid. Prospera
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. ibid.
I do forgive thee. Unnatural though thou art. ibid.
How wonder. How many goodly creatures are there here? How beauteous mankind is. Oh brave new world that has such people in ’t! ibid. Miranda
And thence retire me to my Milan. Where every third thought shall be my grave. ibid. Prospera
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause. Job 9:17
Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. Jonah 1:1-4
And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? And whence comest thou? What is thy country? And of what people art thou?
And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him. Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them.
Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? For the sea wrought, and was tempestuous. Jonah 1:7-11
And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! Matthew 8:23-27
And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mark 4:36-41