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Aimé Césaire, Une tempête
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Et elle est fausse! Mais maintenant, je te connais, vieux cancer, et je me connais aussi! The then artistic team conceived of the Gate as an arena of spiritual liberation and an enriching crucible of cultures: a gateway to a richer knowledge of the human. As the vanguard production for our Home for the Exiles season in , I advocated staging this play to mark the th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies and the 50 th anniversary of the arrival of the first wave of post-war immigrants from the West Indies to Britain on board the S.
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In this postcolonial re-working of Shakespeare's original play The Tempest , we find Prospero exiled, and living on a secluded island in the Caribbean with his daughter Miranda and his two slaves, Caliban and Ariel. With Ariel's help, he creates an enormous and malevolent storm that wrecks a passing ship that carries Antonio his brother , Alonso the King of Milan , Sebastian Alonso's brother , and Gonzalo Alonso's counselor. These royals once betrayed Prospero and exiled him to the island long ago, and Prospero wants his revenge. The main focus of the play is the constant efforts on the part of Ariel, a "mulatto slave," and Caliban, a black slave, to gain their freedom from Prospero and to escape his tyrannical rule over the island and its people. Ariel is a dutiful slave, and follows all orders that are given to him diligently.
Harris pointed out, "corresponds neither to the first edition of nor the revision of " "English" 33 and, as Femi Ojo-Ade has observed, "lacks a great deal of the spirit exhibited in the original" Admiration for Christophe has driven me to undertake a new version, with my cotranslator- And my French tutor for most of Rachel Ney. Once I could actually read-not just laboriously decipher-the play in French, I realized what I had been missing. Why have we English speakers allowed this remarkable play to be completely upstaged? Christophe, in contrast, alludes to historical events from the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution, which remains, despite the increased attention of historians since the s, an underreported story.