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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Return to Book Page. Well that’s everything you’ll find in this version of Shakespeare’s Tempest re-written by Cesaire.

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Cseaire like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? We read Shakespeare’s version first and then read Cesaire’s. The Tempest portrays Prospero as a man of virtue and integrity who tries to attain supremacy using sorcery and magic. Paperback69 pages. However, Caliban plots to gain his freedom with a great deal of hatred towards Prospero and allies with Trinculo and Stephano, a jester and a drunk butler.

Prospero, the ruler of the fated island, dictates this relationship with a very heavy hand. In short, almost all of the characters are the same, and the storyline follows along the path of the original Shakespeare version, but this has an African twist that is straight from the heart of emancipation and freedom.

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Everything that wasn’t there to express the heavy-handed theme was just a lazy summary of the plot of The Tempest with watered-down versions of the characters. Apr 03, kripsoo rated it it was amazing. For instance, Prospero’s decision to remain on the island at the end of the play complicates the image etmpest the brutal colonizer who dominates and oppresses native peoples. At the end of the play lies the biggest difference between the original and Cesaire: For instan I thought about giving this play 4 stars, because I would probably rate it a 4.


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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Sometimes it feels a bit too heavy-handed with themes almost hitting you in the face, but it was an interesting take overall. I’m not saying I don’t like Shakespeare, because I ceeaire do, but I also like seeing his plays done in a more modern setting, which is tempeat this is one is done in.

My feelings might change and I might come back to this review later, but for now I was not really impressed. A retelling of The Tempest from an anti-colonialist standpoint is a great concept, but the execution here fell flat. It is a magnificent achievement Caliban becomes the hero as Cesaire advances a variety of different ideas By changing the perspective, A Tempest explores a lot of issues cdsaire rascism and colonialism.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s usually really amazing when you get to read the same story from a completely different character’s point of view! I thought about giving this play 4 stars, because I would probably rate it a 4.

Jul 21, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: Making fun of The Tempest? English translation Original Language: The writing was plain, the poetry was rot, the man has no desaire of continuity–if you hadn’t read Shakespeare’s original, The Tempestyou’d be more than a little lost with the transitions or should I say, lack thereof he makes. A Tempest is taken cesakre Shakespeare’s original work and politicized. He contradicted himself a couple tempeat times. A poet and politician, he did not turn from his roots, but rather he fought for them.

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It’s much more fun to analyze and pick apart the characters there. And on that note, review is finished! In the original, he was a character that was distant from everyone, with a conscience and a brain; he did what he had to do for himselfand he was mysterious, cool, collected! Retrieved from ” https: Speaking of Ariel, his character was completely changed into someone else, who is compliant and has none of Ariel’s original mystery and power.


Prospero becomes the Oppressor and Caliban is the Native xesaire robbed of his ancestral right to rule his own land. But where do you come off taking Prospero–who in the original Tempestdidn’t even take Caliban seriously when aine 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?

Temest, play up Caliban’s character! It is certainly a must for anyone studying literature, but it is also a great read for aaime interested in the application of Shakespeare’s play to a historically relevant social movement.

The reread of The Tempest served only to heighten my appreciation for A Tempest. 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.

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. Feb 28, Amber Hooper rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this book for class and was not impressed. It’s political for a reason, it’s raw for a reason, it’s referencing Yoruba deities and spirituality for a reason. Sure he obeyed Prospero because of his indebtedness to him!

Scomparso da pochi giorni, gli sono stati riservati i solenni funerali di stato. An adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Caliban favors revolution over Ariel’s non-violence, and rejects his name as the imposition of Prospero’s colonizing language, desiring to be called X.