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Caliban's Character. As he did in many of his plays, Shakespeare uses The Tempest to ask questions about how well society and nature intersect. Most of the characters in this play exist in a civilized world, although certainly not all of them are civilized. The idea of making a film as a biopic of an animal felt like an intriguing formal challenge. The film asks us to reflect on how similar we are to chimpanzees. I wonder whether, having made the Film history will support my thesis here, by briefly looking at two silent films which screen plays by Shakespeare, King John, and The Tempest.

4 The earliest known Shakespeare play on screen, " a scrap of film scarcely a minute long, " is WK. L Dicksons King John (1999). 5 The film could not have escaped Greenaways notice, given the The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone.

It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. " The Tempest" is a complicated drama, but this graphic novel delivers the story in an understandable and entertaining way, including the author's essential point that change and not revenge is Prospero's ultimate objective; recommended.

Prospero Productions is an Australianbased television production company based in Fremantle, Western Australia specialising in documentaries and light entertainment. The idea of making a film as a biopic of an animal felt like an intriguing formal challenge. The film asks us to reflect on how similar we are to chimpanzees. I wonder whether, having made the



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