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A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest;' Adaptation for a Black Theatre - Aimé Césaire, Richard Miller
A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest;' Adaptation for a Black Theatre
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A troupe of black actors perform their own Tempest. Cesaire’s rich and insightful adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects.Aime Cesaire, who was born in... show more
A troupe of black actors perform their own Tempest. Cesaire’s rich and insightful adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects.Aime Cesaire, who was born in Martinique in 1913, is one of this century's major writers. In his poetry, plays and political activities he has waged a lifelong struggle to restore dignity to colonized people. His best known work is Return to My Native Land first published in 1949 and his Collected Poems are published by the University of California Press.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781559362108 (1559362103)
ASIN: 1559362103
Pages no: 69
Edition language: English
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cozyreads13
cozyreads13 rated it
3.0 A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest;' Adaptation for a Black Theatre
A Tempest was an interesting read. It takes the form of a play, which is rather difficult and confusing to read if you aren't used to a play format. It bears the topics of slavery, longing for freedom, and power. It's interesting to see the difference between the slaves Ariel and Caliban. One pursue...
LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it
4.0 A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest;' Adaptation for a Black Theatre
funny.makes fun of the original play.
N.T. Embe
N.T. Embe rated it
Well. This was a total waste of my time. I get it, it's making a point to the reader. But what a way to pervert an old play and make it something nothing like the original! I get it. It's emphasizing the theme of colonization. But REALLY. *Facepalms* I found nothing amusing about this re-interpretat...
Hall of Records
Hall of Records rated it
5.0
An adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Set in the Caribbean. It's about power. About the relationship between the colonizer and colonized. It's great. It's beautiful. It made me cry.
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