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. Abstract: A postcolonial adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, African poet Aime Cesaire’s play A Tempest overtly conveys his. A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest;’ Adaptation for a Black Theatre [Aimé Césaire, Richard Miller] on *FREE* shipping on.

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Perhaps the main reason I find it distasteful is because I just read the actual Tempest, and it’s just hard to like A Tempest when compared to The Tempest. That’s all there is to it. His work has influenced other writers as well as sociologists see Cesaire link belowlike Franz Fanon.

But the magical Te,pest also stood on the same ground, with powers on the same level as Prospero’s! An ugly piece of writing ajme quality, not even based on the subject. It was just a mess. This would make it easier to pull the ideas A Tempest presents, which is what I am doing in my English class where we are reading The Tempest as their exposure to Shakespeare in English 2 at Portage Community High School.

At this point — in the mind of the reader — Prospero seems to be having the worse of the exchange, at least in moral terms. Of the violence of words and the silencing of voices that can come of a Western Heritage?

It’s emphasizing the theme of colonization.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Jun 17, ralowe rated it it was ok. It’s much more fun to analyze and pick apart the characters there. But what a way to pervert an old play and make it something nothing like the original! They both seem to be searching for identity of their own instead of the one imposed on them by their parents. In this version, Prospero is made out to seem like more of a cruel master who has enslaved Ariel and Caliban and refuses to set either of them free even though he keeps promising too.


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And if you know anything about black history, since they don’t really teach that in American History, then you temprst this is about representing blackness, or the term he coined, “Negritude”. Could it have been better? Caliban’s denial of his name and opting to go with “X” instead, much like Malcolm X to shed the name give to him by his master Note 3. They were like that before.

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 rea This was a super quick read and I liked its rawness and down to earth language. 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.

Also, at times, the political content of some of the lines was a bit too civil-rights-biopic for my taste particularly in the argument between Ariel and Caliban over violence. I would probably have a different opinion if I didn’t know the story of The Tempest before reading this. Notes on the State of Virginia Penguin Classics. Pages with related products. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

If you haven’t read it, you should. It’s political for a reason, it’s raw for a reason, it’s referencing Yoruba deities and spirituality for a reason. This page was created and maintained by a student, Shawn Rider.

But I’ll be surprised if you enjoy it. Actually, Cartelli relates Clare to Miranda in her search for identity Note 2. What he does to Sycorax would then be incredibly hypocritical.

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? Mar z, Jackson Cyril rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In his own words: He insists that the island belonged to him, and that Prospero took it from him by deceit, before shutting him up in a rock, to be let out only to serve his masters.


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Explore the Home Gift Guide. People who enjoy re-writes of originals. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. A sheer stroke of genius can be said for this simple, delightful read that begs to be performed and worked with in even today’s culture.

And there were a few passing references that went over my head, as well as, of course, some French vocabulary I didn’t know.

Caliban and Ariel react differently to their situation. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See and discover other items: As far as I’m concerned, Cesaire is another one of those jackass political-message driven guys who decided that his greatest gift to the world would be to write crap like this to prove a point. The Tempest portrays Prospero as a man of virtue and integrity who tries to attain supremacy using sorcery and magic.

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The reread of The Tempest served only to heighten my appreciation for A Tempest. Showing of 24 reviews. Sometimes cesairs feels a bit too heavy-handed with themes almost hitting you in the face, but it was an interesting take overall. Read reviews that mention cesaire tempest shakespeare caliban interested ariel political prospero post-colonial shakespearean.

By the end of A Tempest, Ariel gains his freedom using his own strategy of non-violence, obedience and patience.