Historical Contextualization

The Tempest brings to light that a playwright that has no power over the work he presents. It shows us that no art that comes from an artist in a genuine way is presented to an audience. Artists are ruled not by kings or witches, but by the audience they present to. Their work is controlled by the people who will consume it. The Tempest makes its own, more modern and less shockingly religious case against the theater. The play reveals the creative dangers of the reality of a demanding audience and makes the viewer question if any art is truly genuine.