The Tempest Notes

Alonso King of Naples
Sebastian Alonso’s brother
Prospero the right duke of Milan
Antonio Prospero’s brother, the usurping duke of Milan
Ferdinand son to the king of Naples
Gonzalo counselor to the king
Adrian lord from Milan
Fransisco lord from Milan
Caliban a deformed slave
Trinculo a jester
Stephano a drunken butler
Miranda daughter of Prospero
Ariel an airy spirit
Shakespeare was born on ___ __, ____; in ____-__-___. April 23rd, 1564; Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare helped create the ___ ___. Globe Theatre
His greatest period of writing was ___-___. 1599-1608
During that time, he wrote ___, ____, ____, and ____. Hamlet, 12th Night, Macbeth, and Othello
In total, he wrote __ plays and __ sonnets. 37, 144
Histories~ Julius Cesar, Henry V
Comedies~ Much Ado About Nothing, 12th Night, Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tragedies~ Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello
The Tempest is a ____. Tragicomedy
The Tempest is also Shakespeare’s ___________. Farewell to the stage
Key: the fact that he understood ____ and could put it into words. Human nature