Shakespeare's Globe

Paulina played by Penelope Beaumont

The Winter's Tale (2005)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Penelope Beaumont returned to the Globe to play Paulina in the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale. In 2004 she played Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing and she was a member of the Globe's first all-female company in 2003; she played Vincentio in The Taming of the Shrew and Lord Stanley in Richard III.

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Production Notes 3

This is Penny's eighth blog entry from the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale in which she talks about moving from The Winter's Tale to Troilus and Cressida, 'Original Pronunciation', and 'Modern Practices' amongst other things.

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Production Notes 2

This is Penny's seventh blog entry for the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale in which she talks about previews, press night and a modern audience's reaction to the magical nature of the final scene.

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Production Notes 1

This is Penny's sixth blog entry for the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale in which she talks about the first live performance, pre-performance nerves, how the production is evolving, and the use of the jig.

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Rehearsal Notes 5

This is Penny's fifth blog entry from the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale in which she talks about tech week, costumes and open rehearsal.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

This is Penny's fourth blog entry for the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale in which she talks about Paulina's relationship with Leontes, her ralationship with Camillo, and the nature of the play itself.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

This is Penny's second blog entry for the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale in which she talks about some of Paulina's key scenes, learning lines and rehearsal exercises, amongst other things.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

This is Penny's second blog entry for the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale in which she talks about working with the Master of Words, the sixteen year gap in the play, and rehearsing the trial scene.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

This is Penny's first blog entry for the 2005 production of The Winter's Tale, in which she talks about returning to perform at the Globe, her first impressions of the character and use of the jig in the production, amongst other things.

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