Tempest

ISBN-10: 1559362103
ISBN-13: 9781559362108
Edition: 2002
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Description: A troupe of black actors perform their own Tempest. Cesaire's rich and insightful adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 69
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

A troupe of black actors perform their own Tempest. Cesaire's rich and insightful adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects. Aime Cesaire, who was born in Martinique in 1913, is one of this century's major writers. In his poetry, plays and political activities he has waged a lifelong struggle to restore dignity to colonized people. His best known work is Return to My Native Land first published in 1949 and his Collected Poems are published by the University of California Press.

Poet and politician Aim� C�saire was born in Basse-Pointe, Martinique on June 26, 1913. He attended high school and college in France. While in Paris, he helped found the journal Black Student in the 1930s. During World War II, he returned to Martinique and was mayor of Fort-de-France from 1945 to 2001, except for a break from 1983 to 1984. He also served in France's National Assembly from 1946 to 1956 and from 1958 to 1993. In 1946, he helped Martinique shed its colonial status and become an overseas department of France. Some of his best known works include the book Discourse on Colonialism, the essay Negro I Am, Negro I Will Remain, and the poem Notes from a Return to the Native Land. He was being treated for heart problems and other ailments when he died on April 17, 2008.

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