4umi William Shakespeare : Prospero

Prospero

Prospero is the main character in The Tempest, Duke of Milan, sorcerer, master of the monster Caliban and the spirit Ariel and father of the beautiful Miranda. Inspired by court astrologer John Dee, scientist Thomas Harriot, Shakespeare himself, God or King James I of England, certainly Prospero is in good company.

His closing words at the end of the last act seem to mirror Shakespeare's own farewell to the world of London theatres where he ruled for over twenty years.

Epilogue

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