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John Hamilton Mortimer, Caliban (1775-76)

John Hamilton Mortimer, Caliban (1775-76)

Caliban: Lo, now, lo!  Here comes a spirit of his, and to torment me  For bringing the wood in slowly.  (The tempest)    John Witcombe, from A tribute to the genius of William Shakespeare, foreword by W. L. courtney, London, 1916.

Caliban: Lo, now, lo! Here comes a spirit of his, and to torment me For bringing the wood in slowly. (The tempest) John Witcombe, from A tribute to the genius of William Shakespeare, foreword by W. L. courtney, London, 1916.

This is part of a series of blogs on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, blogs will be posted both here and at http://findingshakespeare.co.uk/ on Fridays. The wonderful thing about illustration is that you can portray the things you can only imagine in Shakespeare’s plays. Unlike stage sets or even television, illustration is not constrained to the practical, the possible …

This is part of a series of blogs on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, blogs will be posted both here and at http://findingshakespeare.co.uk/ on Fridays. The wonderful thing about illustration is that you can portray the things you can only imagine in Shakespeare’s plays. Unlike stage sets or even television, illustration is not constrained to the practical, the possible …

The Tempest Caliban 2008 Make-Up by Jennifer Rogan at Coroflot.

The Tempest Caliban 2008 Make-Up by Jennifer Rogan at Coroflot.

- Roddy McDowall as Ariel in Shakespeare's The Tempest - Shakespeare - The Tempest - Richard Burton - Maurice Evans - Lee Remick - R...

- Roddy McDowall as Ariel in Shakespeare's The Tempest - Shakespeare - The Tempest - Richard Burton - Maurice Evans - Lee Remick - R...

William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"//Costume Design on Behance

William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"//Costume Design on Behance

Melinda Parrett (left) as Ariel and Henry Woronicz as Prospero in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 production of The Tempest. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2013.)

Melinda Parrett (left) as Ariel and Henry Woronicz as Prospero in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 production of The Tempest. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2013.)

Scene from The Tempest, Fyodor Paramonov as Caliban (Maly Theatre, Moscow, 1905)

Scene from The Tempest, Fyodor Paramonov as Caliban (Maly Theatre, Moscow, 1905)

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