The Tempest

David Lindley (Editor)

Product Details

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Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
May 16, 2013
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

David Lindley is Professor Emeritus at the University of Leeds, where he taught for many years in the School of English. He has previously edited, among other texts, The Tempest for the New Cambridge Shakespeare (Cambridge, 2nd edition, 2013) and 11 court masques by Ben Jonson for The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (Cambridge, forthcoming). A study of the scandalous career of Frances Howard appeared in 1993, and he has written extensively on the relationships of music and literature, including a study of Thomas Campion (1985) and Shakespeare and Music (2006).


Review of the first edition: 'If you are looking for a model edition - by which I mean one that is concerned to honour the text and to explain the processes involved in editing - this is it. If I were ever again to undertake the editing of a Shakespeare play, I would keep Lindley's edition of The Tempest open beside me.' Peter Thompson
Review of the first edition: 'David Lindley's [The] Tempest is the best edition on the market and the paperback is a snip.' Studies in Theatre and Performance
Review of the first edition: 'Lindley aims both to represent and to explain the range of readings given the play in its theatrical and critical afterlives. His edition meets the high standards of the series in an exemplary manner, offering an especially fine introduction that focuses on the elusiveness of The Tempest, a feature that has made it central to late-twentieth-century criticism.' Barbara Hodgdon, Studies in English Literature
Review of the first edition: 'David Lindley's edition of The Tempest is easily the most outstanding version of this ostensibly straightforward yet hugely teasing play produced over the last thirty years. Its precise and scrupulous commentary notes are careful to the variety of ways the text can be spoken on stage. Its notes on the music and songs are admirably evocative, and its economical account of the huge range of critical views will send thousands of readers out in fruitful chases after the play's own multitudinous interests.' Andrew Gurr, editor, New Variorum 'Tempest'