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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre confirms further casting including Corin Redgrave in "Pericles"
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE confirms further casting for two productions:
Corin Redgrave plays 'Pericles the Elder' in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, which opens 2 June 2005, following previews from 20 May 2005, running to 1 Oct 2005. Talking about his debut at the Globe, Corin Redgrave said, ‘I am very excited to be performing at Shakespeare’s Globe at long last after being in the audience every year since the first production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1996. I have stood amongst the groundlings for nearly a decade and I am in love with this wonderful space.’
Directed by Kathryn Hunter, the rest of the cast is: Jude Akuwudike (Lysimachus/Antiochus)
Matt Costain (Aerialist/ Chorus leader & Co)
Harry Gostelow (Cleon/Pandar/Fisherman)
Iisa Ilona Jantti (Aerialist/Chorus)
Matilda Leyser (Aerialist/Chorus/Diana & Co)
Robert Luckay (Pericles the Younger)
Marcello Magni (Simonides/Boult/Helicanus)
Victoria McManus (Aerialist/Chorus)
Jules Melvin (Bawd/Lychorida)
Patrice Naiambana (Gower/Cerimon)
Alex Poulter (Aerialist/Chorus)
Laura Rees (Marina)
Hilary Tones (Thaisa/Dionyza)
Aaron Walker (Aerialist/Chorus )
This is a Modern practices production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of 2005. Having discovered a dangerous secret at the court of Antiochus, Pericles is forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world. He arrives, shipwrecked, in Pentapolis, where he is saved by fishermen and wins Princess Thaisa for his wife. Shortly afterwards, however, Thaisa dies at sea giving birth to a child: Mrina. Pericles fosters this daughter to a friend. When Mrina is also reported dead some years leter, he falls into a speechless grief. The story culminates in the redemption of the long-suffering Pericles through a series of seeming miracles.
The cast for The Tempest, which opens 18 May 2005, following previews from 6 May, running to 2 Oct 2005 includes:
Mark Rylance ((Prospero/Stephano/Alonso)
Alex Hassell (Caliban/Gonzalo/Sebastian/ Ferdinand)
Edward Hogg (Ariel/Antonio/Trinculo/Miranda)
Liz Collier (Dancer)
Fiona Creese (Dancer)
Sian Williams (Dancer)
Daniel Auchincloss (Tenor singer)
Benjamin Bevan (Baritone singer)
Robert MacDonald (Bass singer)
William Missin (Countertenor singer)
Faye Newton (Soprano singer)
William Purefoy (Countertenor singer)
Stuart Young (Bass singer)
Directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani. All the characters are played by three actors. The story-telling will be enhanced by three dancers and six musicians. This is a Modern practices production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of 2005. Prospero has been exiled from his dukedom in MIlan. With his young daughter he is put to sea to perish. Fortune lands them on a remote island where, twelve years later, his enemies are also apparently shipwrecked.
Casting for The Winter's Tale (4 Jun to 1 Oct 2005) and The Storm By Peter Oswald, (30 Jul to 30 Sep 2005) is to be announced later.