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Q: Allusions to *The Tempest*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0503.  Thursday, 22 June 1995.
 
From:           Ulle Lewes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Jun 1995 10:11:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Allusions to The Tempest in Popular Culture
 
A member of our English faculty asked me to submit this post to the list.
Please reply directly to her at the address following the post.
 
I seek allusions and take-offs on Shakespeare's The Tempest, be they comic
books, films, poems, titles, books, etc.  I see The Tempest as a germinal tale
for western culture, touching on forbidden knowledge (Faustus), island
shipwreck (Crusoe), revenge tales set on an island (Ten Little Indians),
drunken slapstick (numerous silent films), love as a game of chess, patriarchal
obsession with daughter's sexuality, postcolonial interpretations (e.g.,
Gunesekera's Reef), etc.
 
Please help!  All specific references used in the article will be acknowledged.
This resource should turn out to be not only useful but fun!  Thank you in
advance for your time and assistance.
 
Dr. Ulle Lewes
English Department
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015-2370
FAX:  (614) 368-3299
 

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