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The People’s Court is now in session.
What really happened when Miranda met Caliban and Caliban met Miranda and Prospero didn’t approve?
Visit the island. Hear the testimonies. Explore the evidence.
Join TV Judge Ariel-Jacob as he gives Caliban a chance to give his side of the story that lead him to be branded throughout history as some kind of monster. Join the jury. Hear the testimonies. Explore the evidence.
Then vote. Guilty or Not Guilty. You decide!
Part of the Shakespeare Lives International Festival and inspired by a key incident in Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Birds of Paradise Theatre Company have been working with D/deaf and disabled artists in Hong Kong and the UK and with Glasgow hip-hop legends Hector Bizerk to create a thrilling courtroom drama Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster.
Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster explores the meaning of ‘home’, our fear of its ‘invasion’ and our relationship to ‘the other’. It will be performed in Hong Kong and Glasgow in November 2016 simultaneously in English, Cantonese, British Sign Language and Hong Kong Sign Language for both a live and digital audience.
“Oh Brave New World that has such people in it!”
Miranda and Caliban
Click here for our BSL introduction to the production and other access information.
Prospero’s Timeline – Cantonese & English
Caliban’s Timeline – Cantonese & English
Caliban Through the Ages
Photographs from the crime scene
Four Fanthoms Five by Hector Bizerk