THE LONDON stage of 1667 was graced with the first presentation of "The Tempest: or, The Enchanted Island," a greatly altered version of the comedy by William Shakespeare. The play was designed to conform with the taste of the Restoration period, and certain characteristics of Restoration comedy are clearly evident in It.
"An Appreciative Study of a Play of Mode,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 17
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol17/iss2/10