The tempest information
First time play was performed- November 1 1661
The play was printed without William Shakespeare’s consent and was being printed right after the very first performance of the play.
The setting of the play was on an uninhabited island in the middle of nowhere.
The most important characters were: Miranda, Prospero, Alonso, Ariel and Caliban
This play was known as a comedy and not a tragedy.
William Shakespeare’s main source for the Tempest - Shakespeare probably based The Tempest on Montaigne's essay "Of Cannibals". It is interesting to note that Caliban is almost an anagram for cannibal. The account of the wreck of the Sea Venture in the Bermudas in 1609 was also a probable source of information.
Interesting Fact about the play, 17, 465 words of text in the original writing of the novel.
It is believed that Shakespeare thought of the Bermuda as the main idea for the island in his book.
Interesting facts about William Shakespeare- William Shakespeare never published any of his plays and therefore none of the original manuscripts have survived. Eighteen unauthorised versions of his plays were, however, published during his lifetime in quarto editions by unscrupulous publishers (there were no copyright laws protecting Shakespeare and his works during the Elizabethan era). A collection of his works did not appear until 1623 (a full seven years after Shakespeare's death on April 23, 1616) when two of his fellow actors, John Hemminges and Henry Condell, posthumously recorded his work and published 36 of William’s plays in the First Folio. Some dates are therefore approximate other dates are substantiated by historical events, records of performances and the dates plays appeared in print.