William Shakespeare x Rose Wylie. The Tempest / by William Shakespeare; with a text by Katie Kitamura; artwork by Rose Wylie

William Shakespeare

RA Collection: Book

Record number




1st edition


New York: David Zwirner Books, 2022

Physical Description

141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Series Title

Seeing Shakespeare: 3

General Note

“This edition of The Tempest is based directly on the First Folio of 1623. Spelling and punctuation have been standardized, but certain forms of words remain as in the original if they sound distinctly different from modern forms, such as an for if.” [Colophon]


The Inhabitants / Katie Kitamura -- The Tempest / William Shakespeare -- List of Works

Summary Note

"Likely the last play written entirely by Shakespeare, 'The Tempest' brings together various themes the bard explored in his prior plays, including magic, revenge and forgiveness, order and society, and nature versus art. The shipwreck and remote island, the spirits, and the dukes and their children, offer rich material for Wylie's works on paper and canvas. As the third title in David Zwirner Books's Seeing Shakespeare series, this book pairs a complex narrative with equally layered works by a contemporary artist who approaches the play and art-making from a unique perspective." [Publishers website].

Name as Subject


Illustrated books


Rose Wylie RA, illustrator
Katie Kitamura, contributor
David Zwirner Books (New York), publisher