Hastings/Tyrrell played by Paul Chahidi
Richard III (2012)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Paul Chahidi returns to the Globe, following previous performances in The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth and Twelfth Night. Now he takes on two roles, Hastings and Tyrrell, in this season's all male Richard III. Also, Paul will play Maria in the company's other original practices production of Twelfth Night.
"The audience are part of that play more than in any other theatre". Paul talks about first previews at the Globe and how the audience make it feel more like a rock concert than a play.
"The Costumes are the set!" Paul talks through what happens in tech week, including the important inclusion of costume - central to an Original Practices production - and also music.
"I would be lying if we weren't all starting to think, 'Oh God! We've only got two weeks left!'...but I know it will be fine." It's the end of the 4th week and Paul discusses the stimulating exercises they have been doing in rehearsals with a focus on text and voice.
Paul talks about rehearsals so far, including beginning to work with the two princes that his character Tyrrell must murder. He jokes, "It will be good to put a face to the people I'm talking about killing, it's always good for the acting!"
"It's nice playing the murdered and the murderer", says Paul about his two roles Hastings and Tyrrell. In this first interview, Paul talks about his initial impressions of the play and his characters.