Shakespeare's Globe

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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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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. When Marcello is working with Theatre de Complicite the whole company runs through one or two key scenes before the performance - as a form of warm up. The Globe company do not do this, but warm up individually.

Act 3 Scene 5 is still the most difficult scene for Marcello, there are so many different possibilities for the scene. Marcello is unsure whether Launcelot is deliberately trying to make Lorenzo jealous or if he is innocent of the effect of his behaviour. Marcello is also unsure whether Jessica is hurt by Launcelot's comments to her in this scene, or whether she simply thinks that he is joking.

Now that the play has settled into performance Marcello is finding greater calm as a performer but feels that he is still constantly looking for ways of finding the ‘energy, passion and determination for performing on stage’.

These comments are the actor's thoughts or ideas about the part as s/he goes through the rehearsal process – they are simply his/her own interpretations and frequently change as the rehearsal process progresses.

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