Dogberry played by Paul Hunter
Much Ado About Nothing (2011)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Following his role of Bottom in the 2008 Globe production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Paul Hunter played another of Shakespeare's fools, Dogberry, in the 2011 Much Ado About Nothing.
Paul talks about the Much Ado tech week. He discusses the North African setting of the piece and how this is also an influence for his costume. Paul also remarks on the importance of tech rehearsals and how he believes they are a valuable part of the rehearsal process.
Paul talks in deatail about his character Dogberry including his key relationship with Verges, the nature of the fool's comic language, and how the Globe audience are central to the success of his role.
In this first interview, Paul Hunter talks about his familiarity with Shakespeare and the fool, previously playing the roles of Bottom and Dromio. He talks about his latest fool role, Dogberry, and how he sees his physical language as equally important to Shakespeare's written text.