- Author: William Shakespeare
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1611
- Word count: 17,233 words (≈ about 1 hour)
The Tempest is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. It is generally dated to 1610-11 and accepted as the last play written solely by him, although some scholars have argued for an earlier dating. While listed as a comedy in its initial publication in the First Folio of 1623, many modern editors have relabelled the play a romance.