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I was underwhelmed by Cesaire’s adaptation, maybe because it was much more radical for his time to co-opt Shakespeare and directly revise his work into an anticolonial narrative than it is now. Making fun of The Tempest?

Sep 11, Ashley rated it it was amazing. And the reviews were mixed and they were mixed for a reason because everyone outside of me and few other “minorities” could relate to the text of A tempest. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

They were stock and useless, and sexual assault was treated as a throwaway, possibly even a joke, by both the author and my professor. He refused tekpest take into consideration any other path but his own. Oct 10, Emma Getz rated it it was ok Shelves: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


A Tempest by Aimé Césaire

This is why I don’t enjoy most English programs! Writing badly to prove a political point? I shall protect civilization! I can nearly explain it away in this case — although it still bugs me. And I certainly don’t mind getting a different view of things on the same subject.

May 06, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It’s so short, and so easy to read, but really. This is not a particularly subtle work, but it is of supreme importance to understanding a number of socio-political movements, especillly as they relate to the Carribean though it reaches far beyond that limited geographic range in its implications. A Tempest, translated from the original French to English, is a stunning masterpiece in the shadow of the more popular Shakespearean play of many years gone.

Spea Usually I like Shakespeare adaptations, but I wasn’t particularly a fan of this one. My first impression was that it was more obvious in its references to colonization. Jun 17, ralowe rated it it was ok. I get it, it’s making a point to the reader. But it’s substandard writing, and I’m not even talking message-wise. Ariel is reduced to something of an Uncle Tom To his credit, Cesaire never allows any character in the play become completely unsympathetic That is a grand feat It is consistent with Shakespeare who also grants humanity even to Caliban.


There’s a sense that part of the reason that Prospero was stranded on the island was because of his magical abilities — or, at least, this is the reason he is given. A Tempest is taken from Shakespeare’s original work and politicized.

Views Read Edit View history. May 09, Mychole Price rated it really liked it. Thanks for helping me finish school! Learn more about Amazon Prime. This article on a play from the s is a stub. And, what the heck, really?

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About the relationship between the colonizer and colonized. And I’m sick of it.

Prospero decides to remain on the island and continues to hold power over there while Caliban continues to sing his song of freedom, leaving the audience with questions about the remaining effects of colonialism.