The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1425 Tuesday, 30 August 2005
From: Bill Arnold <
Date: Tuesday, 30 Aug 2005 06:34:29 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 16.1411 Caliban's Island
Comment: Re: SHK 16.1411 Caliban's Island
David Lindley quotes, 'Of course the Bermudas remain central to The
Then David Lindley writes, "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."
A number of authors have shown Homer's The Odyssey was just such a
shipwrecked trip round the Mediterranean and from my reading of them and
The Tempest, it does seem that Will Shakespeare could have borrowed from
The Odyssey. Any takers of this classic linkage?
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