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* AdaptationalHeroism: Caliban is less the monster he was in the original play, more someone oppressed by colonial overlords and hungry for freedom and some retribution. At the end, he is left to his island as he wished and departs in a rather somber scene after exchanging significant looks with Prospera.


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* TheMagicGoesAway: Prospera frees Ariel, hurls her books into the sea and flings away her staff to shatter, renouncing magic entirely.


''The Tempest'' is a 2010 film adaption of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' directed by Julie Taymor of ''Film/Titus'' and ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' fame. It is mostly faithful to the original play, but takes a few changes, the most notable is Prospero [[GenderFlip being changed to]] Prosper'''''a'''''.

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''The Tempest'' is a 2010 film adaption of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' directed by Julie Taymor of ''Film/Titus'' ''Film/{{Titus}}'' and ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' fame. It is mostly faithful to the original play, but takes a few changes, the most notable is Prospero [[GenderFlip being changed to]] Prosper'''''a'''''.


''The Tempest'' is a 2010 film adaption of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' directed by Julie Taymor of ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' fame. It is mostly faithful to the original play, but takes a few changes, the most notable is Prospero [[GenderFlip being changed to]] Prosper'''''a'''''.

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''The Tempest'' is a 2010 film adaption of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' directed by Julie Taymor of ''Film/Titus'' and ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' fame. It is mostly faithful to the original play, but takes a few changes, the most notable is Prospero [[GenderFlip being changed to]] Prosper'''''a'''''.


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''The Tempest'' is a 2010 film adaption of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' directed by Julie Taymor of ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' fame. It is mostly faithful to the original play, but takes a few changes, the most notable is Prospero [[GenderFlip being changed to]] Prosper'''''a'''''.

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!!Tropes particular to the film include:

* BurnTheWitch: Antonio spread rumours that Prospera used BlackMagic to kill her husband despite "knowing that others of my sex have burned for far less".
* CreepyCrows: When Ariel takes the form of a [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy]] to speak to the "three men of sin", he has great black crow wings and is surrounded by an illusionary swarm of crows that drives them to madness.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Miranda is barefoot for the entire film.
* GenderFlip: According to Julie Taymor, she chose to make Prospero a woman because no male actors excited her and she had recently encountered Creator/HelenMirren at a party, [[AbilityOverAppearance prompting to cast her in the role]].
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The line, "Come unto these yellow sands" was changed to "Come unto these darkened sands" to fit with volcanic sand beaches used for the filming.
* TokenMinority: Caliban is played by Creator/DjimonHounsou, the only visible minority actor in the cast. This is somewhat suitable for a character that can be interpreted as a metaphor for a black slave and/or natives of the Caribbean islands that were conquered by Europeans during the Age of Exploration.
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