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Re: Prospero, *The Tempest*, and Colonialism
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0172.  Wednesday, 2 March 1994.
 
(1)     From:   William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Tuesday, 01 Mar 1994 22:47:22 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Prospero, the Colonial
 
(2)     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Wednesday, March 2, 1994
        Subj:   Prospero and Colonialism
 
 
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From:           William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Tuesday, 01 Mar 1994 22:47:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Prospero, the Colonial
 
Joan Hartwig,
 
I'm not going to help you much, because I think there's a whole literature on
Prospero as a colonist. I seem to remember murmuring something about that
twenty years ago, and nowdays it's a flourishing industry. I admit that I don't
know who said that Prospero was the FIRST colonist.
 
Cheers,
Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Wednesday, March 2, 1994
Subject:        Prospero and Colonialism
 
As a start, I would recommend the following on the subject of colonialism and
*The Tempest*:
 
Barker, Francis and Peter Hulme.  "'Nymphs and reapers heavily vanish': The
        Discoursive Con-texts of *The Tempest*.  In *Alternative Shakespeares*.
        Ed. John Drakakis.
 
Brown, Paul E.  "'This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine': *The Tempest* and
        the Discourse of Colonialism."  In *Political Shakespeare*. Eds. Alan
        Sinfield and Jonathan Dollimore.
 
Cartelli, Thomas.  "Prospero in Africa: *The Tempest* as Colonialist Text and
        Pretext."  In *Shakespeare Reproduced*.  Eds. Howard and O'Connor.
 
                                and
 
McDonald, Russ.  "Reading *The Tempest.*"  In *The Tempest and After*.  SS 43:
        1991 as an alternative reading.
 

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