The Tempest observes the Aristotelian code of unity of time and place. The action takes place on one island and within a time frame of the play; from about 2:00 pm to 5:00pm.
Shakespeare’s stage props were primitive and minimalistic, forcing him to rely on word pictures or images to assist the audience to visualise his scenes. As such his stage is a hotter medium than television or film which does almost everything for its audience. Find examples of how Shakespeare conjures visual features through the power of evocative and pictorial language.