Leonato played by Penelope Beaumont
Much Ado About Nothing (2004)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Penelope Beaumont played Leonato in the 2004 production of Much Ado About Nothing in her second season at Shakespeare's Globe. In 2003 she was a member of the Globe's first all-female company; she played Vincentio in The Taming of the Shrew and Lord Stanley in Richard III.
This is Penny's final blog post. This week she discusses the difference between evening and matinee audiences, coping with bad weather and how she is continuing to fine-tune her performance.
In her penultimate blog post Penny discusses how she found the first performances, the work she is continuing to do on her performance and her thoughts on construction of Leonato's part.
In her seventh blog post, Penny discusses the tech week: rehearsing with the fountain, the problems caused with costume and her overall impression of the process.