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Caliban's Island
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1411  Monday, 29 August 2005

[1] 	From: 	Carol Morley <
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	Date: 	Friday, 26 Aug 2005 15:32:32 +0000
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1399 Caliban's Island

[2] 	From: 	David Lindley <
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	Date: 	Friday, 26 Aug 2005 17:10:40 +0100
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1399 Caliban's Island

[3] 	From: 	Ira Zinman <
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	Date: 	Friday, 26 Aug 2005 22:05:14 EDT
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From: 		Carol Morley <
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Date: 		Friday, 26 Aug 2005 15:32:32 +0000
Subject: 16.1399 Caliban's Island
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1399 Caliban's Island

Nice idea: I've always been attracted to the idea of setting the play on 
Elba myself...don't know if anyone ever has gone Napoleonic with it, but 
it would be fun to try.

Best,
Carol

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From: 		David Lindley <
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Date: 		Friday, 26 Aug 2005 17:10:40 +0100
Subject: 16.1399 Caliban's Island
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1399 Caliban's Island

 >'Of course the Bermudas remain central to The Tempest'.

Sorry, no, they don't. The Bermoothes are mentioned in one comment by 
Ariel as a place from which he was sent to 'fetch dew' during a speech 
which refers to the ships of Alonso's retinue as 'upon the Mediterranean 
float'. The play is clearly set somewhere between Naples and Tunis. 
What may, or may not, remain central to the play are the discourses of 
colonialism which may, or may not, include the Strachey letter and 
Jourdain's 'Discovery of the Barmudas' (1610). Their relevance, however, 
has nothing to do with the one specific reference and is of general import.

David Lindley

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From: 		Ira Zinman <
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Date: 		Friday, 26 Aug 2005 22:05:14 EDT
Subject: 16.1399 Caliban's Island
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1399 Caliban's Island

Concerning the "possible" identity of the Isle, it the Isle of Man or 
its small "half calf" not sometimes considered as a location which may 
have inspired Shakespeare?

My Thanks to William B. for mentioning Stromboli.

Best to All,
Ira

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