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15 things you (probably) didn't know about The Tempest

Magic, music and merriment, The Tempest is an enduring classic. Whether it bored you rotten in English lessons or gripped you on the stage, it's long been seen as one of Shakespeare's finest works.

While most of fans of Shakespeare's comedy will be familiar with its veiled comments on the ills of colonialism and family feuds, the play and its legacy hide a feast of other lesser known facts and trivia. From its many operatic adaptations to its intergalactic presence, here are 15 things you (probably) didn't know about one of the Bard's final plays.

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