Author(s): William Shakespeare
We are used to reading the work of Shakespeare with modernised spelling, footnotes and glosses - effectively in translation. This new edition of Shakespeare's last play, The Tempest, offers an authentic reading experience, allowing us to experience the unmediated original. Designed as a beautiful, slim volume, this edition takes us back to Shakespeare's own time and allows us to view his unforgettable words afresh, as he originally wrote them.
William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love poetry in English. Shakespeare died in Stratford in 1616.