Shakespeare's Globe

Beatrice played by Yolanda Vazquez

Much Ado About Nothing (2004)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Yolanda Vazquez played Beatrice in the 2004 production of Much Ado About Nothing, in her fourth season at Shakespeare's Globe. She was a member of the Globe's first all-female company and played parts in both The Taming of the Shrew and Richard III in 2003. In 1999, she played Adriana in The Comedy of Errors and Bertha in Augustine's Oak, and in 2000 she played Hippolyta in The Two Noble Kinsmen.

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Rehearsal Notes 5

This is Yolanda's final blog post. This week she discusses the technical rehearsals, the experience of bringing the play from the rehearsal room to the stage and the energy that having an audience will give the play.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

In her penultimate blog post Yolanda discusses the techniques she uses to get into character, working on her lines and different approaches to the "female's scene" (Act III, scene 4).

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Rehearsal Notes 3

In her third blog post Yolanda discusses performing the play without blocking, developing Beatrice and Benedick's relationship and her thoughts on her costume.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

In her second blog post Yolanda discusses the music used in the play, her ideas about Beatrice's background and the development of the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick

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Rehearsal Notes 1

This is Yolanda's first blog post. This week she discusses the experience of returning to the Globe, the work the company have done in rehearsals and her first impressions of Beatrice.

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