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However, the play is full of extraordinary anomalies and fantastic interludes, including Gonzalo's fantasy of a utopian commonwealth, Prospero's magical servant Ariel, and the "poisonous slave" Caliban. The creation of Caliban has particularly fascinated critics, who have noticed in his creation a colonial dimension to the play. In this respect Caliban can be seen as an American Indian or African slave, who articulates a particularly powerful strain of anti-colonial sentiment, telling Prospero that "this island's mine, by Sycorax my mother,/ Which thou tak'st from me". This has led to an intense reassessment of the play from a post-colonial perspective, as critics and historians have debated the extent to which the play endorses or criticises early English colonial expansion. --Jerry Brotton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Just wish I had the actors to make it work!
A play that seems to be ful of simplicity with a big question at the core: why-ever would anyone suppose that the hero of this... Read more
I always had sympathy for Caliban. Caliban said he was happy until an outsider took over the island from him and degraded him. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Karl Drinkwater
had to get it for Uni and its really good and durable. as with most wordsworth classics.Published 1 month ago by Antonia Webb