Arts Center

William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Thursday, October 10, 2019

10 a.m.


A ship is caught in a terrible storm, and the survivors are subject to the wills of a powerful sorcerer on a remote island. Considered to be one of the bard's final plays, this Shakespearean comedy unleashes a world where magic reigns, sailors sleep with fish, spirits surround us, and love can strike like lightning to brighten the darkest night.

Presented by the Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department

Grades: 9-12
Curriculum Connections: Literature-Based, Dramatic Performance
NYS Standards: Students will...
      RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with
      multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a
      text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop
      the theme.
      RL.9-10.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they
      are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings;
      analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning
      and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place;
      how it sets a formal or informal tone).
      RL.11-12.6 - Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view
      requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is
      really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
Themes: Magic and the Supernatural, Betrayal, Revenge, Freedom and Confinement, Family, and Compassion and Forgiveness.