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Production: Nebraska Shakespeare 2014 Season (See all 7 roles)

Caliban (Supporting)

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Production Details

Casting the 2014 season of Nebraska Shakespeare featuring "The Tempest" and "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" in repertory. Actors will perform roles in both ...more

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Male, age 24, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Caliban: (Supporting) a young, disfigured kid (24 years old, according to the text); like Ariel, he is Prospero’s “step son"; in this production, he’s a gypsy; swarthy, with sexual appetites, and capable of violence; can also recognizing beauty, and there is a poetic sensibility beneath his coarse, disfigured exterior; does menial work for Propsero, who inflicts punishment on him to keep him in control; deeply resentful of Prospero, but his hatred is borne out of need - like Ariel, he desperately wants to regain Prospero’s love (“When thou cam’st first, thou strok’st me and made much of me”); if Ariel is of the air, Caliban is of the earth; dangerous, but capable of learning and forgiveness; repents at the end of the play.


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