A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest Adaptation for a Black Theatre Study Guide

A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest Adaptation for a Black Theatre

A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest Adaptation for a Black Theatre by Aime Cesaire

A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest Adaptation for a Black Theatre is a play by Aime Cesaire, published in 1969. It is an adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare with some differences in plot and characters, allowing the play to address issues of post-colonialism, race and oppression. The play follows Prospero, who arrives on an island and enslaves Caliban and Ariel. Unlike Shakespeare, Cesaire's play examines the varying strategies of the enslaved. In the end, Prospero frees only Ariel and still wields power over the island.

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