Shakespeare's Globe

Edmund played by Michael Gould

King Lear (2001)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Michael Gould returned for his second Theatre Season at the Globe, playing Edmund in the 2001 production of King Lear. He appeared in the Globe's first Theatre Season as Leontes in The Winters Tale.

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Production Notes 5

This is Michael's final blog post. This week he reflects how he feels at the end of the run, the changes he has made to the performance while the run has continued, and he looks ahead to taking King Lear to Japan.

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Production Notes 4

In his penultimate blog post, Michael discusses how the re-rehearsals have changed the run and the audience's reaction to Edmund, as well as his reflections on how Edmund relates to the other characters and the audience.

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Production Notes 3

In his seventh blog post, Michael discusses the process of re-rehearsing the play, the exercises performed to keep the play fresh and what changes to the play and his character have emerged.

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Production Notes 2

In Michael's sixth blog post he discusses developing Edmund further, the variery of audience reactions to the play and how he responds to reviews.

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Production Notes 1

This is Michael's fifth blog post. This week he discusses the transition from rehearsals into performances, the effect this transition has had on his character and the pros and cons of interacting with the audience.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

In his fourth blog post, Michael discusses rehearsing on the Globe stage, Edmund's relationships with other characters and his effect on the play as a whole.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

In his third blog post Michael discusses fight choreography and Edmund's relationship to the other characters in the play.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

In his second blog post Michael discusses how private research and group work inform character, and the ever changing nature of the play text.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

This is Michael's first blog post. This week he discusses returning to the play, the different decisions about Edmund he has to consider and how the play will develop through rehearsals.

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