A tempest – Aimé Césaire

Une Tempête („A tempest“) is a 1969 play by Aimé Césaire. It is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest from a postcolonial perspective. The play was first performed at the Festival d’Hammamet in Tunisia under the direction of Jean-Marie Serreau. It later played in Avignon and Paris. Césaire uses all of the characters from Shakespeare’s version, but he specifies that Prospero is a white master, while Ariel is a mulatto and Caliban is a black slave. These characters are the focus of the play as Césaire foregrounds issues of race, power, and decolonization.

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