Title page from The Tempest (facs. 1st Folio 1623)

Part of: Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (facs. 1st Folio 1623) The Tempest (facs. 1st Folio 1623)

Thought to be one of Shakespeare’s latest plays, The Tempest is haunted by magic and by images of humans at their best and their worst. Many critics read Prospero’s farewell to his books at the play’s end as conveying, in some way, the thoughts of the play’s aging author about his own theatrical career. This is a facsimile edition of the play from the First Folio edition of 1623