Shakespeare's Globe

Isabella played by Sophie Thompson

Measure For Measure (2004)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Sophie Thompson played Isabella in her first season at Shakespeare's Globe, in the 2004 production of Measure For Measure.

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Production Notes 2

This is Sophie's final blog post. This week she discusses the experience of taking the play to Hampton Court Palace, and how performing in an entirely different space has helped inform playing at the Globe.

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Production Notes 1

In her penultimate blog post Sophie discusses the first preview performance, the dynamic between stage and audience and coping with pigeons.

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Rehearsal Notes 5

In her fifth blog post Sophie discusses the technical rehearsals: moving on the stage, performing to tour groups and getting used to her costume. She also looks forward to the first performances.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

In her fourth blog post Sophie discusses the experience of taking to the Globe stage, how the final Act has progressed since last week, and taking inspiration from another play on this season.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

In her third blog post Sophie discusses the differences between playing prose and verse, her thoughts on the Prison scene, and the difficulties of presenting a perspective that's very alien to modern audience.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

In her second blog post, Sophie discusses what she has learnt from a visit from a Tudor group and the difficulties involved in choosing the colour for her costume.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

This is Sophie's first blog post. This week she discusses her first impressions of how character, the first week of rehearsals and how preparing for her role is similar to cutting veg.

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