Blogs by Viv Graver

David Fielder

October 1, 2013
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David Fielder has become a familiar figure on the Stratford stage. We saw him last year in King John and Richard III and this year he is in Hamlet, As You Like It and All's Well That Ends Well.

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Bootcamp for young actors

August 27, 2013
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Many actors are keen that young people should be invited to find Shakespeare enjoyable and would like to see pathways open to them. I heard of an exciting initiative at the RSC which I wanted to explore - a three-day bootcamp for 24 young actors.

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Charlotte Cornwell

August 23, 2013
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Charlotte plays Gertrude in Hamlet and the Countess of Rossillion in All's Well That Ends Well.

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Stephen Boxer

July 22, 2013
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We begin by talking about Titus Andronicus, a stylish production arousing a lot of interest in Stratford at the moment and one Stephen, playing Titus, has found particularly stimulating.

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David Rubin

July 18, 2013
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David is currently appearing in Titus Andronicus and A Mad World My Masters at The Swan.

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Katy Stephens

July 2, 2013
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Katy's first encounter with Shakespeare, As You Like It for GCSE 'didn't mean anything' to her, although she would later play Rosalind in Michael Boyd's 2009 production.

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Robin Soans

June 6, 2013
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Robin Soans, playing Polonius in Hamlet and Corin in As You Like It has over 40 years' theatrical experience. I ask him what he has learnt through accessing Shakespeare himself and how pathways for others can be created through performance.

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Pippa Nixon

May 21, 2013
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How do you move from finding Shakespeare's language rather intimidating to feeling that you now 'inhabit' it? This is the line I explored with Pippa Nixon, currently playing Rosalind in As You Like It and Ophelia in Hamlet.

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Alex Waldmann

April 29, 2013
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I meet Alex a couple of days after press night when he finds a slot in a busy schedule - he is playing in all three Shakespeares scheduled at the moment in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre: Hamlet, As You Like It and All's Well That Ends Well.

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Ian McDiarmid

March 20, 2013
Ian McDiarmid

To be taken backstage to meet an actor you've just seen in performance is a privilege, but if you are only five years old, fascinating it may be but intimidating, scary.

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