Shakespeare's Globe

Friar Laurence played by Rawiri Paratene

Romeo & Juliet (2009)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Rawiri returned to the Globe to play Friar Laurence in the 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet, after taking part in our International Actors Fellowship in 2007.

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Production Notes

This is Rawiri's performance bulletin, he discusses opening night, press night, the audience and his policy on not reading reviews.

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Rehearsal Notes 6

This is Rawiri's sixth bulletin, and focuses on the technical rehearsals.

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Rehearsal Notes 5

This is the fifth bulletin from the Friar (Rawiri Paratene), in which he discusses the final scene, how he develops character through back story and a crisis point in rehearsal.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

This is the fourth bulletin from the Friar (Rawiri Paratene). It covers Rawiri's third week of rehearsals, inlcuding his work on the final scene of the play and how research is continuing to help him develop his character.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

This is the third bulletin from the Friar (Rawiri Paratene). It covers Rawiri's second week of rehearsals including getting the play on its feet and his work on movement and dance - all very active!

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Rehearsal Notes 2

This is the second bulletin from the Friar (Rawiri Paratene). It covers Rawiri’s first week of rehearsals and his classes with textual adviser at the Globe.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

This is the first bulletin from the Friar (Rawiri Paratene). It covers Rawiri’s experiences of Shakespeare and work leading up to the first day of rehearsals on this production.

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