King Lear played by Joseph Marcell
King Lear (2013)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Joseph Marcell plays the title role in this season's King Lear. Joseph was last at the Globe in 2011, playing Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing.
King Lear will open at Theatre Royal Margate on 18 April before embarking on its tour of the UK and the Globe. Further details on the tour can be found here.
“When we’re outside we have all the elements, it becomes really real. You get an idea of what it may have been like in Shakespeare’s time.”
In his final interview, Joseph discusses his favourite moments of the play and the audience’s reactions to him as Lear as the tour comes to the Globe.
"There needs to be a precision of verse, a precision of prose, diction, clarity, but most of all: clarity of intention." In a special phone interview from Turkey, Joseph talks about the challenges that can arise when performing Shakespeare abroad.
"It’s very hard to see how one apportions love among three people.” In this second interview Joseph Marcell discusses the on-going rehearsals, and how his impressions of the character have changed.