Shakespeare's Globe

Launcelot Gobbo played by Marcello Magni

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

Marcello Magni played Launcelot Gobbo in the 1998 production of The Merchant Of Venice.

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Production Notes 3

At this point, just over half way through the run of the play, The Merchant of Venice was given a 3 week break from performance.

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Production Notes 2

Marcello ideally likes to have 2 hours to prepare for a performance. He likes to have met the other actors before he sees them in character on stage.

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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

It has been decided that the production will open with a masque or carnival scene.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

At this point in rehearsal the company went for a residential week away. Marcello had the opportunity to improvise Gobbo'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 Marcello 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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