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The Tempest

The Tempest


by William Shakespeare

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Sample of Related History & Literature on Shmoop

  1. We Heart Shakespeare
    Check out our Shakespeare page, where you'll find an extensive biography, learning guides for plays and poetry, and an ever-growing file of teacher's editions. 

  2. The Shakespeare/Jamestown Connection
    The Tempest may have been inspired by an account of the shipwrecked Sea Venture, whose passengers were marooned in the Bermuda's before finally making it to Jamestown.  Check out our Learning Guide to Jamestown and Early Colonial Virginia for some ideas about making connections between the play and England's colonial endeavors.