The Sandman: The Wake - The Tempest Summary & Analysis

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The Tempest Summary

The story takes place on the ocean. The year is 1610. There is a tempest in full force, complete with lightning and thunder. A shipmaster and boatswain worry about running aground.

William Shakespeare is writing when his daughter, Judith, approaches to tell him that there is a storm brewing. Judith is surprised that her father is writing a play. She says that her mother said he would write no more. Shakespeare says that will be true soon enough. He outlines the play for his daughter.

Judith wonders if it is a comedy. She says that her mother said they would be rich if he had only written only comedies. Shakespeare says this new play will be written for a king, but not for "Scottish Jimmy." Shakespeare's wife enters the room and angrily tells him to stop talking that way, that Judith will repeat what she hears...

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