Mark Rylance is back on stage at the Globe in this all-male production of 'Richard III'. In former times, from 1995 to 2005 to be precise, he was artistic director at the venue, so he should know the way in at least! And there is more to come because he will also be appearing from September at the same address as Olivia in another all-male production, this time of 'Twelfth Night'.
Richard III Apollo Theatre 2012
Cast includes... Mark Rylance (Richard III) Richard Duke of Gloucester (Mark Rylance) is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already despatched one king and that king’s son; now all that stand in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews – the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those – the women he wrongs, the henchmen he betrays – who dare to raise a voice against him. Monstrous, but theatrically electric, Richard is Shakespeare’s most charismatic, self-delighting villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power. Transferring from Shakespeare’s Globe, this is an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in around 1593.