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Island Princess

Author: FLETCHER JOHN
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Pub Date: 01/05/2010
ISBN: 9781904271536
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview A ground-breaking edition of an early modern play exploring of the clash of empire, religion and the battle for wealth and power.

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The Island Princess is a tragicomic romance set in the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Fletcher rewrites Shakespeare's The Tempest through the encounter of Islam and Christianity and the fierce European competition for wealth at the farthest reaches of empire. The play also stages the degeneration of religious tolerance into fanaticism. This ground-breaking edition explores the play in its gendered, political, social and religious contexts whilst also finding its resonances for a twenty-first century audience. The critical introduction and on-page commentary notes create an ideal teaching text giving a comprehensive account of the play from both literary and performance perspectives.

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