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Friday, March 30, 2018

*The Tempest* Trivia and Recommendations from Lincoln City Libraries!

Name the characters who speak these lines. All quotations are from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

  • "Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground, long heath, brown furze, any thing. The wills above be done, but I would fain die a dry death. " (Act I, Scene I)
    • Gonzalo
  • “'Hell is empty / And all the devils are here.'” (Act I, Scene II)
    • Ariel
  • "Fill all thy bones with aches." (Act I, Scene II)
    • Prospero
  • "A fish; he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell; a kind of not-of-the-newest Poor-John." (Act II, Scene II)
    • Trinculo
  • "Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." (Act II, Scene II)
    • Trinculo
  • "The clouds methought would open and show riches / Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked, / I cried to dream again." (Act III, Scene II)
    • Caliban
  • "We are such stuff / As dreams are made on, and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep." (Act IV, Scene I)
    • Prospero
  • As you from crimes would pardon’d be, / Let your indulgence set me free.” (Act V, Scene 1)
    • Prospero
A Plot to Kill the King?

Crown of Three by J. D. Rinehart (Children's Fiction)
Captives and Kings by Craig Parshall (Adult Fiction)
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson (Adult Fiction)
King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword (Hoopla e-Comic)

On an Island?

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Adult Fiction)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe (Adult Fiction)
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (Adult Fiction)
Seasons on Harris: A Year on Scotland's Outer Hebrides by David Yeadon (Adult Nonfiction)

Inspired by The Tempest

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (Adult Fiction)
A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson (Hoopla e-Book)
The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer (Hoopla e-Audio Book)]
Sea Change by Aimee Friedman (Young Adult Fiction)
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot (Adult Nonfiction: Poetry)

Satisfy your curiosity by stopping by any Lincoln City Libraries location or go online at
to place holds on these recommendations.

Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln NE, 402-441-8500

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cast and Creative Team for *The Tempest* This Summer!

With congratulations to all who will be part of this voyage -- 
and with many thanks to all who auditioned!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Auditions for *The Tempest*