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Harriet Walter Talks About Playing Prospero in the Donmar’s Shakespeare Trilogy

Synopsis
Interview. Harriet Walter talks to TheatreVOICE’s Heather Neill about playing Prospero in the final part of Phyllida Lloyd’s The Shakespeare Trilogy at the Donmar Temporary theatre at King’s Cross. In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of Julius Caesar placed the play in a women’s prison. In 2014, Phyllida reunited with actor Harriet Walter for Henry IV, the second instalment in what was then announced as a trilogy of works from these major artists. The project concludes with The Tempest. This interview was recorded on 8 December 2016 at the King’s Cross temporary theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
8 Dec 2016
Duration
17 mins

Credits

Contributor
Harriet Walter; Heather Neill

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); All-female casts; Gender reversal

Notes

Notes
Recordings can be listened to online at the Theatrevoice archive: http://www.theatrevoice.com/the_archive.
General
Theatrevoice is a website for audio content about British theatre, and features journalists from across the UK as well as press and practitioners from across the theatre industry. It was set up in 2003 to see if theatre could be talked about in a new way: allowing critics to be more expansive than the usual space constraints of the print media allowed. In 2008, V&A Theatre Collections and Rose Bruford College, London agreed to support the site in partnership.

Archive

Name

Theatrevoice

Email
info@theatrevoice.com
Web
http://www.theatrevoice.com External site opens in new window
Notes
Theatrevoice is the leading online site for audio content about British theatre.

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