Shakespeare's Globe

Gratiano played by Andrew French

The Merchant Of Venice (1998)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Andrew French played Gratiano in the 1998 production of The Merchant Of Venice.

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Production Notes 2

At this point, just over half way through the run of the play, The Merchant of Venice was given a 3 week break from performance.

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Production Notes 1

Now that the play has gone into performance it is important to Andrew to constantly try new ideas and experiment with his performance.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

As the rehearsals progressed Andrew felt that he was coming to understand Gratiano's motivation, intentions and line of thought.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

Andrew has now had his first voice session on the Globe stage – this proved difficult as Andrew felt that his voice and natural accent did not work well in the Globe theatre.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

Andrew is delighted to be playing Gratiano – it's a great part, but quite complicated.

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Pre-Rehearsals

The rehearsals for the Globe's 1998 Theatre Season take place in a converted warehouse in O’Meara Street; about 5 minutes walk from the Globe theatre itself.

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