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Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'The Tempest'

In this worksheet, students will gain an understanding of the key characters in Shakespeare's, 'The Tempest'

'Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'The Tempest'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel,

Curriculum topic:   Shakespeare

Curriculum subtopic:   The Tempest

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

The Tempest: Characters

What do you already know about the characters in 'The Tempest'?



There are a lot of characters in 'The Tempest'! Some of the main characters that we meet in the play are:












In the exam, you may be asked to write about how a particular character is presented by Shakespeare in an extract from the play. You may also need to write about the character and how he or she is presented by Shakespeare across the play. This activity will help you to revise some of the most important features of the characters from 'The Tempest'.


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

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