TLF ID M018815
Caliban is one of Shakespeare's most fascinating characters. Half human and the son of a witch, Caliban attacks Prospero's daughter Miranda. However, he is not without a sympathetic side. In this scene from Act 1.2 of 'The Tempest', with Miranda Tapsell, John Bell and Damien Strouthos of Bell Shakespeare, Caliban's impassioned speech reveals his ill-treatment at the hands of Prospero. As you watch, consider whether you feel Caliban is a villain or a victim.