" The Tempest is among my least favourite Shakespeare plays. I suppose I just find it rather dislocated. All the action takes place in this no-man's-land, an island as without nation as it is without nature, for it's peopled by fantastical spirits and indescribable monsters. It therefore feels like there is no rules, anything can happen, and without a positive reality to defy, it doesn't seem all that miraculous when it does. Also, I struggle to find any of the characters likeable. Prospero's this Machiavellian bam, playing with people, including his own daughter, to avenge his sense of injured righteousness. Miranda is this simpering one-note non-character. The only person I felt anything for was Caliban, and that was far too much pity to find any of his foolery funny. I'm just not the biggest fan of this one. "
— Elizabeth, 2/20/2014