Remember—For That’s My Business to You:
Tempest Lecture Two


Having survived the tempest at the opening of the play, the shipwrecked passengers find themselves separated into three groups: Ferdinand; the Italian leadership; and the butler, the jester, and the boatswain. As the group of leaders struggles to find its way, Antonio contrives a plot to kill Alonso, king of Naples. Prospero, who is carefully monitoring the situation, thwarts the plot, as the play leads toward a moment of truth.


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Stephen Smith is the Temple Family Professor in English Literature at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Dallas.