The Tempest is Shakespeare’s last work and it’s full of mischief. A magical ex-Duke brings a watery storm upon a nearby ship, causing it to wreck upon his island and allowing him to wreak havoc on the lives of its surviving crew.
Like most of Shakespeare’s work, The Tempest follows a few interweaving stories. First there is that of Propsero, the usurped Duke of Milan exiled to a deserted island and bent on regaining his position by using magic and cunning. Assisting him is Ariel, an impish spirit he saved who now owes him a year’s worth of debt.
Then there’s the story of Prospero’s mightily pissed-off servant, Caliban, whose mother was the rightful ruler of the island before her death. When seeing an opportunity to dispose of his cruel master, Caliban eagerly enlists the help of a couple of drunkards who have been marooned on the island. Read the full review.