Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Restoration of Caribbean Identity in Derek Walcott’s “A Branch of the Blue Nile”

This paper discusses Derek Walcott’s play, A Branch of the Blue Nile, as a postcolonial reinterpretation of Shakespeare. In the play, Walcott portrays the given realities of Caribbean theater to stage one of Western’s most canonical play “Antony and Cleopatra”, wherein the playwright is bound to face the dilemma between his dreams and the illegitimacy of his race whose language is the colonizer’s legacy.

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