“The Tempest”, the last of Shakespeare’s plays to be written alone, has captured academic and casual readers alike for generations. It is the play that has sparked a thousand adaptations and iterations — even from the likes of prolific author Margaret Atwood. Her version is called “Hag-Seed” and it explores “The Tempest” in a modern context – one that has no more remote islands to plant Prospero and Miranda-type characters. Yet, most new versions grapple with the same crucial themes: including the illusion of justice, the sanctity of family, reality, and even colonization.
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