Frank R Benson as Caliban in The Tempest - 1897

In his later performance of Caliban, Frank Benson has decided to keep the blackface of his previous performance while making Caliban more monstrous. This Caliban was made to look more wild and uncivilized. So uncivilized in fact that he doesn’t even have the capability to make fire as seen by the way he looks like he’s gonna chomp down on that raw fish. Massive amount of fur also contributes to this monstrousity.


Frank Benson as Caliban – 1897

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