Discover Shakespeare’s The Tempest with our The Tempest play guide. Written in 1611, The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s last plays and reveals the Bard at his most imaginative and magical. In terms of the quality of language, The Tempest play is Shakespeare at his best.
What Happens in The Tempest? This condensed version of The Tempest captures the essence of Shakespeare’s most magical play.
Who are the main The Tempest characters? Why is Prospero so powerful? Is Caliban really a monster? Is the magical Ariel a man or a woman? Find out in our The Tempest characters guide.
The Tempest presents fairness and morality ambiguously and it is not clear where our sympathies should lay. Discover more with our guide to The Tempest themes.