The TempestMovie Vs Play Essay Research Paper — страница 2

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brother and nearly killed. The TV movie made by NBC mutated Shakespeare s The Tempest in such a way as to change both plot and meaning of the play. Taking the backbone of the play, the writers and directors of the movie, The Tempest, oversimplified the story, removing many important scenes and aspects of the play. Prospero as a character suffered immensely from Hollywood s adaption of Shakespeare. His magical powers dwindled to unimpressive and his personal qualities of love and care were overwhelmed by his hatred and harshness. The Tempest by NBC attempted to connect Shakespeare s play with the Civil War and miserably failed. Like many movies based on literature, Shakespeare s The Tempest far outstretched its entertainment counterpart and, when done correctly, displays an

important lesson for all to learn.