DATE: April, 2016
TIME: 10:00-6:00
The Tempest
Masterclass: Caliban, Prospero and Ariel April, 2016
“You taught me language, and my profit on’t
Is I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
For learning me your language!”


Workshop 1 -10th April

First read through and discussions.

Topics discussed included:

Prospero’s journey
Slavery and Freedom
Nature and Nurture
Miranda and Caliban
The Island
Prospero and Caliban
Prospero’s Age and Gender
Bend a Gender
Caliban the Native
Production Setting
Prospero and Shakespeare
Greek Godesses


“How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in’t!
                                         Tis new to thee.”


Workshop 2 – 24th April

Masterclass: Caliban, Prospero and Ariel – Tom Latter & Bryn Holding

Caliban, Prospero and Ariel – it’s complicated. In this workshop we will address the question of how to portray the non-human characters in the play, and their relationship to the human. What if Ariel is really in charge? Where does Caliban’s power and sympathies lie? What has happened between them all in the past? What humour and playfulness can we find to offset the darker elements of the play? And how might the portrayal of power and difference sit with a modern audience?

“As you from crimes would pardoned be,
Let your indulgence set me free.”
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