Caliban played by James Garnon
The Tempest (2013)
Written by: William Shakespeare
James Garnon returns to the Globe as Caliban, in the upcoming production of The Tempest.
The Tempest will open at the Globe on 23 April. For more details visit: shakespearesglobe.com/theatre.
“It’s very, very pleasing hearing their shock. It’s just a lovely thing to listen to.” In his final interview, James talks about the audience’s response to his favourite moment in the play. He also discusses how audience reactions can morph and evolve with each performance.
“I am now naked, just covered in make-up with a prosthetic bottom.” James talks about the stages of evolution his costume went through during rehearsals and tech, as well as the final product that can now be seen in performance at the Globe.
"At the Globe, the biggest character in any play is the audience." James discusses how the eventual presence of the Globe audience has influenced his choices in rehearsal.
"I want the movement to be fairly amorphous and shifting." James talks about how his interpretation of Caliban's physicality might be influenced by his costume. He also discusses the vital role that every character plays in Caliban's life.
"Caliban is like the rest of the play; he is almost impossible to pin down".
Globe regular, James Garnon, talks about his familiarity with the play and his role. He also discusses how Caliban is so open to interpretation, as the other characters describe him so differently in the play.