Goneril played by Emily Bruni
Playing the role of Goneril in King Lear, Emily makes her first appearance at Shakespeare's Globe.
"You get into the room with other actors and you start talking to each other and trying to change each other and make each other feel stuff. There have been a few moments where surprising things happened that feel like they might be right and they might end up in the show in two and a half weeks’ time!"
As performances approach, Emily takes us through Nancy's rehearsal room, the story of the show, and favourite moments so far.
"They’re not being treated with respect, these women. It’s all about the men and what the men are going to inherit. Obviously this game that Lear sets up is deeply disrespectful. Goneril plays that game in order to give herself some power and to create a boundary..."
Revisiting the character of Goneril, Emily discusses her previous impressions of her, her new thoughts on the role, and the relationship between father and daughter.
"It felt really nice to step out onto the stage during rehearsals, that’s quite unique to this theatre. You aren’t usually given that time, the first time you get into the theatre seriously is during Tech...it's just about getting used to all the special spots, the dead spots and indeed the magical spots..."
As rehearsals begin for King Lear, Emily talks to us about her previous experience and the unique experience of performing at the Globe.