Shakespeare's Globe

Jessica played by Lilo Baur

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

Lilo Baur played Jessica 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 three-week break from performance.

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Production Notes 1

Now that The Merchant of Venice has gone into performance the company go into rehearsal for the next play in the season, The Honest Whore by Thomas Dekker.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

The production will begin with a specially devised masque. Lilo has been working on her character for this part of the show, which is very different from the character of Jessica.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

At this point in rehearsal the company went for a residential week away. Lilo had the opportunity to improvise Jessica's life in between the scenes in which he is not featured in the play.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

At the beginning of the rehearsal period one of the exercises Lilo found most useful was an improvisation in which the company created the city of Venice.

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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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