folklore, Shakespeare, The Tempest, adaptation, Manga Comics, performance, metatheater
This paper explores the similarities between folklore and Shakespeare's play,The Tempest. Not only is The Tempest an example of a folkloric story, this paper looks at how this play calls to attention the importance of story and the need for story to adapt in order to survive. Folklore is an oral tradition that is living, or continually adapting. Shakespeare's plays, while written are also performances which can be adapted through interpretations and by adapting to new genres. It is this adaptability which allows Shakespeare's works to continue to thrive and it is this adaptability which will determine how his workd continue to be passed down from generation to generation.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Talbot, Heather, "Folklore-In-the-Making: Analyzing Shakespeare's The Tempest and Adaptations as Folklore" (2019). Student Works. 257.
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