Shakespeare's Globe

Nurse played by Penny Layden

Romeo & Juliet (2009)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Penny Layden returned to the Globe to play the Nurse in the 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet. Previously at the Globe she played Ophelia in Hamlet (2000) and Diana in Antipodes (2000).

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Production Notes

This is Penny's final bulletin, about the performances of Romeo and Juliet. She discusses the audience response to the play, to her character and to Shakespeare's humour.

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Rehearsal Notes 6

This is the sixth bulletin from Penny, in which she talks about technical rehearsals.

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Rehearsal Notes 5

This is the fifth bulletin from the Nurse (Penny Layden). It covers Penny’s costume, her work on key scenes and how she feels about the upcoming tech week.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

This is the fourth bulletin from the Nurse (Penny Layden). It covers Penny's third week of rehearsals, including work on the scene when she thinks Juliet is dead, and how the music and dancing is progressing.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

This is the third bulletin from the Nurse (Penny Layden). It covers Penny's second week of rehearsals, including getting the play on its feet and her work with text and character.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

This is the second bulletin from the Nurse (Panny Layden). It covers Penny's first week of rehearsals, her developing sense of the Nurse's key relationships and dance rehearsals.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

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

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