Regan played by Sirine Saba
Returning to the Globe, Sirine plays Regan in King Lear.
"I've had a lot of time Gloucester over the last couple of days, and how Regan manipulates him and how willing he is to be manipulated. You know, he's such an openhearted, benign man. He absolutely wants to fly the flag for goodness, but by doing that just trips everyone up..."
As rehearsals continue, Sirine looks back on who she and Regan have been spending the most time with.
"Nancy felt strongly that this is a society that did not value the female voice or any female power...her image is that when the bottle cork pops, all that oppression, repression, staid energy just goes boom! And you will do anything to hang onto that power that you have dreamed of since you were a baby..."
Getting to grips with the character of Regan, Sirine discusses power, oppression and politics.
"We’ve all been called into rehearsal so far, most of the time at the moment.It’s been very helpful to hear other people’s scenes because, most of the time, it’s something that you need to hear. Whatever they talk about, it’s something that you would’ve been informed about in a letter delivered by someone, at some point..."
Tackling the text in the rehearsal room, Sirine explains the world revealed onstage and offstage.
"I was feeling quite confident, until we stepped out onto the stage yesterday and I realised that nobody could hear me! I’ve been quite cocky going, 'Yes, I didn’t have any problems last time!' Then I got out there and everyone was like, 'Can’t hear you! Can’t hear you! No consonants, no breath, neck tension!'
Returning to the Globe, Sirine takes us through her previous experience with plays, the Bard, and performing at the Globe.