Shakespeare's Globe

Mercutio played by Phil Cumbus

Romeo & Juliet (2009)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Phil Cumbus played Mercutio in the 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet, having previously performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in The Merchant of Venice and Holding Fire.

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Production Notes

This is Phil's final bulletin, he discusses performing at the Globe: opening night, press night, audiences and decisions he makes onstage.

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Rehearsal Notes 6

This is Phil's sixth bulletin in which he focuses on the technical rehearsals.

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Rehearsal Notes 5

This is the fifth bulletin from Mercutio (Phil Cumbus), in which he talks about how dance and fight rehearsals are developing, interacting onstage, and who is to blame for the tragedy in the play.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

This is the fourth bulletin from Mercutio (Phil Cumbus). It covers Phil's third week of rehearsals, focusing particularly on his work with voice and movement and his thoughts on the death of Mercutio.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

This is the third bulletin from Mercutio (Phil Cumbus). It covers Phil's second week of rehearsals, his work on voice and the Queen Mab speech, fight direction and getting the play on its feet - all very vocal and active!

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Rehearsal Notes 2

This is the second bulletin from Mercutio (Phil Cumbus). It covers Phil's first week of rehearsals, his developing sense of Mercutio's character, key relationships and dance rehearsals.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

This is the first bulletin from Mercutio (Phil Cumbus). It covers Phil's experiences of Shakespeare and work leading up to the first day of rehearsals on this production.

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