The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1471 Tuesday, 6 September 2005
From: Bob Grumman <
Date: Monday, 5 Sep 2005 11:12:21 -0400
Subject: 16.1462 Caliban's Island
Comment: Re: SHK 16.1462 Caliban's Island
>As I recall, the first expedition to what became Jamestown was
shipwrecked on Bermuda around the time The Tempest was written; those
who survived were retrieved and returned to England with tales of their
wreck. Mightn't that be the source of WS's reference to the Bermoothes?
I can't imagine anyone in England attending a performance of The Tempest
in 1611 not taking it to be that.
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