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Okay, play up Caliban’s character! A poet and politician, he did not turn from his roots, but rather he fought for them.

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And in comparison to the original, I see much more worth. Scomparso da pochi giorni, gli sono stati riservati i solenni funerali di stato. May 06, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: He contradicted himself a couple of times. I read this in my post-colonial lit.

I’m sick of this shit. What happens when an Afro-French intellectual rewrites an European classic? Mar 25, Emily Bell rated it did not like it. Trivia About A Tempest. But it’s substandard writing, and I’m not even talking message-wise. Apr 14, Samantha rated it really liked it Shelves: That’s all there is to it. Feb 27, Diane rated it it was amazing. Jun 17, ralowe rated it it was ok.

The reread of The Tempest served only to heighten my appreciation for A Tempest. My first impression was that it was more obvious in its references to colonization. Amazingly, the author is French born and bred, but while he was active he took many strides towards alleviating the pressure of Western culture upon the black minorities of the WORLD instead of just those of the Americas. Thanks for helping me finish school! Riscrittura, e non traduzione.


Buy the selected items together This item: Jan 29, Matt rated it it was amazing. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Jul 21, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: So I ranted there for a bit. I felt that the general plot line between Caliban and the rest of the shipwrecked wasn’t changed enough, and I was also bothered by the ways in which Cesaire continued the tradition of silencing Miranda, the only female character in the play.

Thus unfolds the relationship that is at the center of this play, demanding that all hear the equally sound evidence of Ariel and Caliban in face of great opposition.

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It is also an immaculate work of post-modernism, with some of the most brilliant stage directions ever! Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And I certainly don’t mind getting a different view of things on the same subject.

It’s usually really amazing when you get to read the same story from a completely different character’s point of view!

Could it have been better? Caliban himself has used the vocabulary of the coloniser to lay claim to the land by virtue of being its original inhabitant. Sep 27, Nicole Gervasio rated it it was ok.

Just don’t try to compare it to Shakespeare, because you’ll be greatly disappointed. I would probably have a tempst opinion if I didn’t know the story of The Tempest before reading this.

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 tempeat.


Set in the Caribbean. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. But overall, the play just felt rushed. Prospero and Caliban appear to be on opposite sides of the spectrum in terms of both power and ideology while everyone’s favorite sprite was a mesh of the two.

This is considered a play? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I was underwhelmed by Cesaire’s adaptation, maybe because it was much more radical for his time to co-opt Shakespeare aije directly revise his work into an anticolonial narrative than it is now. View all 4 comments. Ariel, a mulatto slave, attempts to win over his master through morality and pessimism while his counterpart, Caliban, speaks outright and demands that the injustices of Prospero’s rule be recognized and alleviated.

A Tempest by Aimé Césaire

Really not a fan of this work. Sep 29, N. To Cesaire, the author, Western civilizations doctrines were debilitating not only minority races but itself.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it desaire, give it a second life. Speaking of Ariel, his character was completely changed into someone else, who is compliant and has none of Ariel’s original mystery and power.

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