Cordelia/Lear's Fool played by Bethan Cullinane
King Lear (2013)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Bethan Cullinane makes her Globe debut as Cordelia and Lear's Fool in the 2013 touring production of King Lear.
“I love listening to it, and I feel quite privileged to listen to everybody’s journey as it comes to a conclusion.”
As the tour comes to the Globe stage, Bethan discusses performing at the Globe, the rain that poured during the storm scene, and the appearance of a surprise visitor during a performance.
"It’s fantastic when people laugh in strange places." In a special phone interview from Turkey, Bethan talks about the different audience reactions she's experienced while on tour. She also discusses the role that costumes played in helping her get deeper into her characters.
"You can't help but have a massive smile on your face." In her third interview, Bethan talks about the jig and the element of fun that it brings to the production. She also considers how her impressions of both the Fool and Cordelia have evolved.
"The whole tragedy is Cordelia's fault".
Bethan discusses her key scenes and relationships in the play, as well as her newfound ability: playing the concertina.
"I got vertigo; I wanted to jump. So I'm probably going to crowd surf at some point!"
In this pre-rehearsal interview, Bethan Cullinane talks about her delight and nerves when standing on the Globe stage for the first time. She also discusses the excitment of playing two roles and her useful 'five list' method for getting to know her characters.