Prospero used to be the Duke of Milan and now rules the island. He is Miranda's father.
Miranda is Prospero’s daughter. She lives on the island with her father.
Ariel is a spirit of the island and Prospero’s servant.
Caliban is the son of Sycorax, a witch. He was born on the island and is Prospero’s slave.
Ferdinand is the Prince of Naples, son of Alonso.
Trinculo is Alonso’s jester and Stephano’s friend.
Stephano is Alonso’s butler. He is friends with Trinculo.
Alonso is King of Naples and Ferdinand's father.
Antonio is Prospero’s brother. He became Duke of Milan after overthrowing his brother.
Gonzalo is Alonso’s counsellor and trusted advisor.
The following activity is a great way to introduce the characters and ideas from the play for the first time.
Discovering the Characters (2016)
The activity can be found on page 3 and takes approximately 30 minutes.
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