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The Tempest and Post-Colonialism: Reading

The Tempest: Postcolonial and Exilic Perspectives

Silvija Jestrovic, Theatre Studies


Texts discussed

Cesaire, Aimee, Une Tempete. Paris : Seuil, 1969;  A Tempest, based on Shakeskpeare's The tempest : adaptation for a black theatre / Aimé Césaire ; translated from the French by Philip Crispin. London: Oberon, 2000.

Teatro Buendia, Otra Tempestad, Directed by Flora Lauten. Written by Raquel Carrio. 1997 (unpublished)


Secondary sources


 Galery, Maria Clara. “Caliban/ Cannibal/ Carnival: Cuban Articulations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest,” Shakespeare in the Worlds of Communism and Socialism. Eds. Irena R. Makaryk and Joseph G.Price. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 

Gilbert, Helen and Joanne Tompkins. Postcolonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics. London: Routledge, 1996.


 Kristeva, Julia. Strangers to Ourselves. New York: Columbia UP, 1991. 

Lazarus, Neil ed. The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004


 Lemming, George. The Pleasure of Exile. London: Michael Joseph, 1960 

Mannoni, Octave. Prospero and Caliban: the Psychology of Colonization. Trans. Pamela Powesland. New York: Praeger, 1964


Ping, Chin Woon. “Sycorax Revisited: Exile and Absence in Performance,” Modern Drama. Vol. XLVI No1, 2003.



Retamar, Roberto Fernandez. Caliban and Other Essays. Trans. Edward Baker, forward Frederic Jameson. Minneapolis: University of Minnestota Press, 1989.



RodÛ, JosÈ Henrique. Ariel. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1967.



Said, Edward. Reflections on Exile and Other Essays. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000