#WitchWeek2021 Day 2: Thought is free

Robert Charles Dudley (1826-1909): Alonso et al at Prospero’s magical banquet

For Day 2 a number of our guests pore over treason and plot — and more — in Shakespeare’s final play.

Discussion of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

“Thought is free.”

Stephano, Act 3, Scene 2

Some of those who wrote guest posts for this year’s Witch Week elected to discuss this play, Shakespeare’s farewell to drama through which the themes of Treason and Plot run and which was first performed just six years after the Gunpowder Plot.

What follows is an edited version of our discussion, shortened by about half. You can read the full version here.

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