Angelo played by Kurt Egyiawan
Measure for Measure (2015)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Kurt returns to the Globe to play Angelo in the 2015 production of Measure for Measure.
Kurt trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes: Richard III, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe at the Belasco Theatre, New York); Henry V, King Lear and The Frontline.
Other theatre includes: Earthquakes in London (Headlong); Berenice (Donmar); Season in the Congo (Young Vic) and The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco (Gate Theatre).
Film includes: Skyfall, Kill your Friends, Pan and Beasts of No Nation.
“I look quite young and that’s a little bit of our spin on Angelo. What happens when you put a young man in a position of power? What does youth thrown into the cocktail? I like that idea because it plays on a few things. He suddenly has to deal with a lot on his plate.”
In his first interview, Kurt talks through his approach to Angelo, what’s been happening in rehearsals so far and the language of the play.
“I like when it comes to Shakespeare to look at other characters that are similar. Particularly Shakespeare, it’s the same writer so you often find that this guy was a sort of draft for another character. Or there are elements in him. Why is Angelo different from Richard III or different from Iago?”
In his second interview, Kurt discusses his process when approaching a new character and finding detail in what could have been a trivial scene for Angelo.