Pathways to Shakespeare

How did our actors and directors first find Shakespeare? What drew them to it in the first place and kept them coming back?

Viv Graver

Viv Graver  is a retired teacher, who taught Shakespeare for more than 30 years in the north of England. Her blog is a series of interviews with RSC cast and creatives about their path to Shakespeare and how they first came to it, at school and elsewhere.

Jo Stone-Fewings

February 18, 2013
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If you find yourself playing Oberon when you are 12, you may reap the benefit when you are 44. Jo says that he doesn't generally retain the lines of a role after the run. But when he played Oberon two years ago he magically found that he knew the lines.

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Bart David Soroczynski

February 18, 2013
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Bart David Soroczynski played Doctor Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor. He has an international perspective on theatre arising mainly from his postgraduate experience over the past 10 years.

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Jake Fairbrother

February 18, 2013
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Although both his parents were actors, Jake had no ambition to follow in their footsteps. He was determined to be a professional footballer and went a good way down the road to become one.

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Carla Mendonca

February 18, 2013
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Actor Carla Mendonça appears in The Mouse and His Child and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Carla's parents were both professional dancers in Portugal before moving to England where she grew up. She attended the Rambert Ballet School although her preference was for character dancing, tap and later flamenco. She considered roller skates an extension of her legs!

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Phillip Breen

February 15, 2013
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Phillip Breen directed The Merry Wives of Windsor. He first became aware of Shakespeare as a volume sitting alongside Dickens's novels on a bookshelf at his grandparents' house on Merseyside.

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Chris Lew Kum Hoi

February 15, 2013
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I wanted to meet Chris as I had been impressed by his stage magnetism in The Orphan of Zhao. Completely immersed in the world of the play throughout,it is as the Ghost at the end that he makes an impassioned plea for the love denied him by his father.

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