The Tempest

The Tempest

On this this page are twenty-one amazing color illustrations for Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. They were drawn by Arthur Rackham in 1926. Set on a remote island, The Tempest follows the story of Prospero, a rightful duke who has been exiled by his power-hungry brother Antonio. Armed with magic and aided by the spirit Ariel, Prospero orchestrates a tempestuous storm that shipwrecks his enemies on the island. It’s a complex and captivating play that explores themes of revenge, forgiveness, and the power of illusion. If you are finding these images for The Tempest worthwhile, be sure to stop by the galleries for Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice. Have fun!

 

 

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