Shakespeare's Globe

Marina played by Jessica Baglow

Pericles (2016)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Marina is Jessica's first role at Shakespeare's Globe, in Pericles in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Jessica trained at LAMDA.

Theatre includes: The Family Way, Noises Off, Early One Morning, Twelfth Night, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, An Inspector Calls (Bolton Octagon); Private Lives (Bolton Octagon/ New Vic); Hobson’s Choice (Bolton Octagon/ New Vic/Oldham Coliseum); Hansel and Gretel (The Dukes, Lancaster); Sex Lives of Others (Pleasance Courtyard/Edinburgh Fringe) and The Hired Man (Old Laundry Theatre).

Film includes: Salvage.

Television includes: Holby City, Moving on 2: Skies of Glass, Doctors, three series of Waterloo Road, Emmerdale, New Street Law, Sorted, The Street, six series of Where the Heart Is and A Wing and a Prayer.

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Performance 2

"It's interesting in that scene, license has been given in that world for a bit of play. So yes, it does change from night to night, but I have to not laugh and I find it a real struggle!"

With performances under way, Jessica talks about improvisation, characterisation, and Marina's language.

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Performance 1

"The space behind the theatre (the backstage space) is so tiny, that I remember the first time we did it in front of an audience, we were like panic at the disco!"

In her third interview, Jessica talks about the highs and hazards of working in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the intimacy of the theatre, and how music features in this production.

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Rehearsals 2

"The other day I fell in love with the play, because it's such a great narrative, it's mad and it's a massive adventure, but fundamentally it's a family story and it's a love story - it begins as a love story, and then bad things happen along the way, and then we come full circle and find each other again."

In her second interview, Jessica talks about the difficulty of rehearsing scenes in isolation, trying on her various costumes, and the new song that she is rehearsing which Marina sings before she's even born.

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Rehearsals 1

"I mean, Shakespeare's tough, isn't it? You've got to know - before anything - you've got to know what the hell you're saying. And so I like that paraphrasing process. And mining the text for information: about how Marina is perceived by others, how she perceives others, and how she perceives herself - before you make any decisions."

In Jessica's first interview, she talks about encountering the play for the first time, what she's learned about Marina, and how she's approached the difficult brothel scenes.

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