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John Milton and the Cultures of Print Alexander Library Rutgers University
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Trains To NEW York tomorrow 5:30 from New Brunswick – 6:35 New York 6:16 from New Brunswick – 7:16 New York
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The Tempest (1611) Lecture One: Introduction
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Ben Jonson, Works (1616) (Tragedy and Comedy, below)
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Ben Jonson, Works (1616)
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Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (1624)
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The Tempest : First play in the First Folio (1623)
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Prospero and the Renaissance Prince 1. Plato, The Republic (ca. 375 BCE) 2. Thomas More, Utopia (1516) 3. Erasmus, Education of a Christian Prince (1516) 4. Machiavelli, The Prince (circulated in manuscript in 1513; printed in 1532)
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Vita Contemplativa versus Vita Activa The Contemplative Life versus the Active Life : Transition from Middle Ages to Renaissance seen as embodying a shift from the ideal of personal, religious, and intellectual seclusion to the active citizen who contributes to the state.
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Discovery of Bermuda: events of 1609 Fleet of nine ships with 500 colonists was headed for John Smith’s Virginia Colony, but the Sea-Adventure was separated from the rest of the fleet in a storm and crashed into the Bermudas. These castaways survived, and in 1610 went to Virginia, stories circulated about this lost ship in the storm.
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The TEMPEST Or Enchanted Island? The Tempest was renamed “THE ENCHANTED ISLAND” and adapted by William Davenant and John Dryden in 1667, published in 1670, set to music. Adds character Hippolito, a man who has never seen a woman (to fall in love with Dorinda, a second daughter of Prospero, who – like Miranda – has also never seen a man).
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A Discovery of the Bermudas, Otherwise called the Ile of Divels (1610)
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A Plaine Description of the Bermudas, Otherwise called the Ile of Divels Now Called Sommer Ilands
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p. 4 (NORTON Critical Ed): 1.1.12FF ANTONIO : Where is the master, boatswain? BOATSWAIN : Do you not hear him? You mar our labour: keep your cabins: you do assist the storm. GONZALO: Nay, good, be patient. BOATSWAIN: When the sea is. Hence! What cares these roarers for the name of king? To cabin: silence! trouble us not.
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p. 4: 1.1.18FF GONZALO : Good, yet remember whom thou hast aboard. BOATSWAIN: None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor; if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more; use your authority: if you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap.
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A confused noise within: 'Mercy on us!'-- 'We split, we split!'--'Farewell, my wife and children!'-- 'Farewell, brother!'--'We split, we split, we split!’ ANTONIO (Brother of Prospero, Duke of Milan): Let's all sink with the king. SEBASTIAN
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