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Otra Tempestad

By: Raquel Carrió and Flora Lauten

Directed by: Lilliam Vega

Hispanic Theater Festival (Miami, FL) - 2006

Otra Tempestad



Otra Tempestad was first performed in Havana, Cuba, in 1997. Created by Raquel Carrió and Flora Lauten for Teatro Buendía, the production traveled to Shakespeare’s Globe in London in 1998.  In 2006, it was performed during the Annual Hispanic Theater Festival through Teatro Avante.

The play brings together Shakespearean characters and themes from other texts. It is performed entirely in Spanish and includes Indigeneity, Afro-Cuban culture, and poetry by José Martí. Notably, it offers a backstory for Sycorax.












Raquel Carrió and Flora Lauten. Otra Tempestad. Ediciones Alarcos, 2000.


María José Cornejo Griffin, “Theatricality and Race in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Raquel Carrió and Flora Lauten’s Otra Tempestad,” English Studies in Latin America, No. 23, July 2022. 1-19.


Jennifer Flaherty, “Calibán Rex: Cultural Syncretism in Teatro Buendía’s Otra Tempestad,” The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation, eds. Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and Miriam Jacobson, New York: Routledge, 2019. 102-112.


Jennifer Flaherty, “’This Island’s Mine’: Ecocritical Caribbean Tempests,” Shakespearean International Yearbook, Vol. 19, 2021. 135-53.


Donna Woodford-Gormley, “Devouring Shakespeare: Cuba, Cannibalism, and Caliban,” Shakespeare in Cuba: Caliban’s Books, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. 19-43.


Raquel Carrió, Cuban Theater Digital Archive.

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