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A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Adaptation for a Black Theatre Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

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Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

As he hoes, Ferdinand sings about the changes in his life and the resulting weariness. Caliban pities Ferdinand but wonders what the prince would say if they switched positions. Caliban watches as Miranda approaches Ferdinand who continues to hoe and sing. Miranda offers to help Ferdinand, but he only wants to know her name; however, Prospero has forbidden Miranda to tell Ferdinand her name, so when Miranda is distracted, Caliban whispers her name to Ferdinand. Ferdinand tells Miranda that he will christen her with a name of his own and will call her Miranda. When Ferdinand compliments her, Miranda tells him to be quiet because her father will hear and be angry if he catches Ferdinand trying to sweet talk Miranda. Ferdinand goes back to work and resumes singing as Prospero enters and praises the prince's hard work. Prospero tells Caliban that he is taking...

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