Shakespeare's Globe

Graziano played by Mark Rice-Oxley

The Merchant Of Venice (2007)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Mark Rice-Oxley played Gratiano in the 2007 production of The Merchant Of Venice.

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Production Notes

This is Mark's final blog post. This week he discusses how the first performances went, unexpected responses to his character's anti-Semitism and having to perform with a different actress playing Nerissa.

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Rehearsal Notes 6

In his penultimate blog post Mark discusses the technical rehearsals, getting used to his costume and the music cues, and preparing for the first performance infront of an audience.

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Rehearsal Notes 5

In his fifth blog post Mark discusses Gratiano's journey through the course of the play and how this production uses the Yard space in the performance.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

In his fourth blog post Mark discusses the difficulties of blocking on the Globe stage, how he feels about his costume, and the use of dance and music in the play.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

In his third blog post Mark talks about the difficulties of improvising Shakespearean-style insults, and how easy it is to over-complicate speaking even one half line of verse.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

In his second blog post Mark discusses how rehearsals have progressed, the relationship between his character and the other male characters, and how that relates Gratiano's relationship with Nerissa.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

This is Mark's first blog post. This week he discusses how he became an actor, his first impressions of The Merchant of Venice and how he feels about performing at the Globe.

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