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Re: Prospero, *The Tempest*, and Colonialism
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0177.  Thursday, 3 March 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 2 Mar 1994 12:27:08 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0172 Re: Prospero, *The Tempest*, and Colonialism
 
(2)     From:   William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Wednesday, 02 Mar 1994 20:18:57 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0172  Re: Prospero, *The Tempest*, and Colonialism
 
 
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From:           Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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Date:           Wednesday, 2 Mar 1994 12:27:08 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0172 Re: Prospero, *The Tempest*, and Colonialism
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0172 Re: Prospero, *The Tempest*, and Colonialism
 
Let's add to the list, one of the very latest contributions:
 
Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan, SHAKESPEARE'S CALIBAN: A
CULTURAL HISTORY. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1991.
 
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From:           William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Wednesday, 02 Mar 1994 20:18:57 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0172  Re: Prospero, *The Tempest*, and Colonialism
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0172  Re: Prospero, *The Tempest*, and Colonialism
 
In 1964, I was Peter Alexander's graduate assistant, and I remember that he
used to insist that THE TEMPEST was a reflection of William Strachey's account
of a shipwreck on the Bermudas, and that the Virginia Company stands behind the
play. Isn't it only a little step to suggesting that Prospero is a colonist?
 
Bill Godshalk
 

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