A Tempest: Based on Shakeskpeare's the Tempest : Adaptation for a Black Theatre

A Tempest: Based on Shakeskpeare's the Tempest : Adaptation for a Black Theatre

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By (author) Aime Cesaire, Translated by Philip Crispin

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  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 210mm x 9mm | 85g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1840021438
  • ISBN 13: 9781840021431
  • Sales rank: 451,139

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A Tempest is Aime Cesaire's anti-colonialist refashioning of Shakespeare. Alongside The Tragedy of King Cristophe and A Season in the Congo, it completes a 'triptych' of plays that examine the effects of colonialism. This translation premiered at The Gate Theatre, London.

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Aime Cesaire has combined a political career as Martinican statesman with poetic calling in which he has been hailed as the leading Francophone poet of the twentieth century. Anti-colonialist visionary and prophet of negritude, his influence has been considerable in shaping ongoing post-colonial debate.

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'A witty and fiercely anti-colonialist revision of Shakespeare's island fling... the play, in Philip Crispin's admirable translation, lends Shakespeare's myth all kinds of extra resonances' Michael Billington, Guardian 'Not simply a new reading of Shakespeare but an original play of astonishing power... Philip Crispin's admirable translation of the play provides the whole production with a secure textual basis... a remarkable theatrical event' Malcolm Bowie, TLS