Act 2 Scene 2 – Casting Caliban

Throughout the play Caliban is referred to as a savage and deformed slave, misshapen knave, howling monster and worse. He has been played as a person, a lizard, a monkey, a snake.

This video shows a group of actors auditioning to play to part of Caliban. As you watch, consider the following:

  • how Caliban could be presented as some kind of monster, or something more human
  • think about how the different ways you present Caliban will change the way the audience think about him
  • how you could use costume and makeup