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The Island Princess - (Arden Early Modern Drama) by John Fletcher (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 360

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Media Studies

Series Title: Arden Early Modern Drama

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Age Range: Adult

Author: John Fletcher

Language: English

TCIN: 78127376
UPC: 9781904271536
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-7067


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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