I, Caliban: Activities
This is Caliban’s chant from The Tempest. It’s a great piece to get a class working on rhythm.
Divide the group into two. One half can provide a repeating rhythm with “Ban, Ban, CaCaliban.” The other half can work on putting the other lines over the rhythm.
Work on pace, on volume, on bringing in a percussive element. Have fun with it. Caliban would approve!
- “No more dams I’ll make for fish.
Nor fetch firing
Nor scrape trenchering, nor wash dish.
‘Ban, ‘Ban, CaCaliban
Has a new master – get a new man!”