Hermia played by Philippa Stanton
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2002)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Philippa Stanton returned to the Globe to play Hermia and the Fairy in the 2002 A Midsummer Night's Dream, having previously appeared in the 1999 Anniversary Season, appearing in The Comedy of Errors and Augustine’s Oak.
In her final blog post Philippa discusses how the play continues to develop in performance and her experiments in addressing the audience, and she looks ahead to rehearsing The Golden Ass.
In her penultimate blog post Philippa discusses the first week of performances, continuing to rehearsal while the play is being performed, and the work she has done on her voice.
In her third blog post Philippa discusses how her character will interact with the audience, her costume and the final stages of the rehearsal process.
In her second blog post Philippa discusses how difficult it is to get out bad habits while rehearsing, the 'lover's scene' (Act III, scene ii) and the experience of playing a fairy
This is Philippa's first blog post. This week she discusses the 'homework' she's had to do to prepare for her role, her previous experience playing at the Globe, and the work the company has done in rehearsals this week.