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A tempest : based on Shakespeare's The tempest ; adaptation for a black theatre / Aimé Césaire ; translated from the French by Philip Crispin

Abstract

A witty and fiercely anti-colonialist revision of Shakespeare's island fling, Césaire turns it into a brilliant assertion of black identity. Prospero is an exiled tyrant, while Caliban becomes a mutinous figure who has clear affinities with Malcolm X. Césaire, major poet, Martinique politician, and coiner of the term negritude has presented not simply a new reading of The Tempest but an original play of astonishing power. This translation was first performed at the Gate Theatre in 1998.

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date Jun 1, 2002
Pages -
ISBN 978-1-84002-143-1
APA6 Citation (2002). A tempest : based on Shakespeare's The tempest ; adaptation for a black theatre / Aimé Césaire ; translated from the French by Philip Crispin

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