A Tempest has ratings and 78 reviews. N.T. said: Well. This was a total waste of my time. I get it, it’s making a point to the reader. But what a w. A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest;’ Adaptation for a Black Theatre [Aimé Césaire, Richard Miller] on *FREE* shipping on. Aime Cesaire: A Tempest (Une Tempete). Based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest -Adaptation for a Black Theatre-. Translated from the French by Richard Miller.

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In his own words: He refused to take into consideration any other path but his own. Teenagers’ attitudes about it give me more hope. Really not a fan of this work. A Tempest is a short play, cesairs laden with intellectual points and rife with critique on the Western culture.

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If Cesaire had written something wellwithout this speedy and careless tone and manner of piecing words together throughout the “play,” then perhaps it would have carried its point better! But the ending of the play is really amazing; Ariel’s reaction to being granted freedom, with Prospero’s corresponding discomfort, and above all the final confrontation between Prospero and Caliban, are wonderful.

But where do you come off taking Prospero–who in the original Tempestdidn’t even take Caliban seriously when he narrowly escaped being caught and killed by him–and making him into this blatant wuss of a character, more weak than Trinculo and Stephano are greedy, bumbling idiots?

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Customers who bought this item also bought. May 06, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 21, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: There is some language in it and I wouldn’t recommend it to high school, but college is appropriate for this play, if ever you were taking a class in which you had to read a modernized version that takes place in the Caribbean with an African American cast. Others may like it, as it is a completely different type of play.

Cartelli paints Clare Savage as a new world Miranda “as the self-determining agent of their own education”. Quotes from A Tempest.

Caliban’s denial of his name and opting to go with “X” instead, much like Malcolm X ccesaire shed the name give to him by his master Note 3. And there were a few passing references that went over my head, as well as, of course, some French vocabulary I didn’t know. It is certainly a must for anyone studying literature, but it is also a great read for anyone interested in the application of Shakespeare’s play to a historically relevant social movement.

See and discover other items: Another note to take from this is that, if it’s not written for you, then you have to try so much more to understand what else is going on and actually appreciate it.

There are no excessive threats of spiritual torture; however as soon as Caliban has to hoe in place of Ferdinand, it starts to rain. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It’s usually really amazing when you get to read the same story from a completely different character’s point of view! And on top of that! Ariel is reduced to alme 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.


It’s emphasizing the theme of colonization. Rider points this out in his webpage http: May 09, Mychole Price rated it really liked it.

This article on a play from the s is a stub. But really, it’s not a great read. In response to Caliban, Prospero insists that he treated him well, until Caliban tried to rape Miranda.

Mar 25, Emily Bell rated it did not like it. View all 4 comments.

A Tempest by Aimé Césaire

Well that’s everything you’ll find in this version of Shakespeare’s Tempest re-written by Cesaire. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Tekpest reinvented Ariel and Caliban sometimes seemed, to me, to interact sort of clumsily with the white characters other than Prospero who were largely the same as in Shakespeare, though with a bit more historical specificity.

A fantastic adoption of The Tempest rewritten during a time in history that is important to the world as we know it today.