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Tempests after Shakespeare

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 1-7
  3. Calibanic Postcoloniality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 11-41
    3. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 43-80
    4. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 81-101
  4. Miranda and Sycorax on the “Eve” of Postpatriarchy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-104
    2. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 127-154
  5. The Return of Postmodern Prospero

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-179
    2. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 181-204
    3. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 205-220
    4. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 221-242
    5. Chantal Zabus
      Pages 265-268
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-332

About this book


Tempests After Shakespeare shows how the 'rewriting' of Shakespeare's play serves as an interpretative grid through which to read three movements - postcoloniality, postpatriarchy, and postmodernism - via the Tempest characters of Caliban, Miranda/Sycorax and Prospero, as they vie for the ownership of meaning at the end of the twentieth century. Covering texts in three languages, from four continents and in the last four decades, this study imaginatively explores the collapse of empire and the emergence of independent nation-states; the advent of feminism and other sexual liberation movements that challenged patriarchy; and the varied critiques of representation that make up the 'postmodern condition'.


20th century postmodernism twentieth century William Shakespeare

About the authors

CHANTAL ZABUS is Professor of English Literature, Postcolonial and Women's Studies at the University of Paris XIII. She has widely published in the field of postcolonial studies and comparative literature. She is author of The African Palimpsest, and has edited Le Secret: Motif et Moteur de la Litterature.

Bibliographic information


'A major work of scholarship that will need to be consulted by those in comparative literature and postcolonial studies as well as those in traditional areas of English literature scholarship. It is impressively thorough, up to date, yet disciplined, and filled with insight. ' - Bruce King