Role: Praxilla of Sicyon
What's the best
Shakespeare production you've ever seen?
While I was at school, I saw a production of "Hamlet" at the Birmingham
Rep. It was just really cleverly staged, with lights coming up through
the floor instead of walls, so the ghost literally walked through the
walls of the castle, which was really exciting. I was doing my A-levels
and studying the play at the time, and I had no idea that that sort of
surprise was coming. It made me realise how amazing and magical theatre
could be, and set me on this road to a love of Shakespeare.
Heidi. Thank you so much for talking to us today.
I'll kick off very
simply, as this is Shakespeare feature film, by asking what
the best Shakespeare performance you've seen is?
Goodness, that’s a tough one. I think it would have to be Trevor Nunn’s
"Macbeth" with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench for the RSC. I watched the
recording as a drama student and revisited it over the years; I still
consider it to be pretty much the apex of performance and direction - a
masterclass in acting that I’m uncertain has been surpassed.
Did you have any
experience with Timon of Athens before this project?