De Flores played by Trystan Gravelle
The Changeling (2015)
Written by: Thomas Middleton & William Rowley
Trystan trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, We the People and The Frontline.
Other theatre includes: 13, Edgar and Annabel, There is a War (National Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, As You Like It, Pericles, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale, Days of Significance (RSC); An Enemy of the People (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Leaves of Glass (Soho Theatre); The Birthday Party (Theatre Clwyd) and Honest (Edinburgh Festival).
Film includes: Anonymous, One Chance, Stella Days, The Real American, A Way of Life and Just Jim.
Television includes: Mr Selfridge, Utopia, The Assets, Jo, The Chosen, A470 and Caerdydd.
Radio includes: many radio plays for the BBC.
"You can almost be filmic in there in a way that you can’t be in the Globe. There’s no difference between going out on that stage and giving a really good meaty performance then, say, when I go on Mr Selfridge. And when you transcend the differences between each media, and it’s just about performing, it’s wonderful."
In his final interview Trystan talks about performing in the Playhouse, audience reactions, and his appreciation for stage fights.
“Even though De Flores talks about his conscience and he talks about love, those are things a sociopath might say to try and sort of understand the world. But actually they know very little about it. It’s a mask like for the world to see.”
Trystan discusses the challenges of tech week and goes into detail as to his interpretation of De Flores as the play moves into performance.
"The jigs are lovely, quite a personal touch. Some actors, maybe you’ve seen them in other theatres before – but you don’t know them, you’ve just seen them as that character. In the jig you see actors for a few minutes, as themselves, doing something and enjoying themselves and you get to see a little glimpse into the soul. Which is nice."
Trystan talks though his love of the Globe jigs, the key relationships in the play and what he’s been doing in rehearsals so far
“It’s great that we get to see the chemistry between De Flores and Beatrice. He somehow plays this game, they’re playing this dance together and really it’s fantastic to be a part of.”
In his first interview Trystan talks about returning to the Globe, his initial impressions of De Flores and the language of the play.