Mephistopheles played by Arthur Darvill
Doctor Faustus (2011)
Written by: Christopher Marlowe
Arthur Darvill played Lucifer's messenger, Mephistopheles, in the 2011 Globe production of Dr Faustus.
Arthur discusses his favourite moments in the play, including the scene with the Seven Deadly Sins. He also talks about his character Mephistopheles and how he likes the decision to play him more human; more representative of an estate agent than a devil.
Arthur is now 3 weeks into rehearsals of Dr Faustus and so he talks about the importance of text, voice and movement sessions at this stage of the process. He also reveals how his initial impressions of Mephistopheles have changed from being a fast paced devil to a more controlled guider of the play's action.
In this interview Arthur talks about how much fun he is now having in rehearsals working with puppets and music. He also reveals the frustration he is causing his fellow actors, playing a character that no one but Faustus can see.
In this first interview, Arthur talks about his initial impressions of both the play and his character. He also discusses what he has been doing so far in rehearsals; including a trip to the 'Rose', the theatre Dr Faustus was first performed at.