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Archive for the ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ Category
  M.   January 15, 2014

With many thanks to Chuckie for her most precious help.

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  Nicole   January 15, 2014

Even more pics from yesterday’s Duchess of Malfi photocall have been added to the gallery! Gemma looks so great and I hope I will be able to go to London and see her somehow!

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  Nicole   January 15, 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe in London is adding a couple of innovations in its quest to give audiences a sense of theater as it was 400 years ago: a roof, and candles. Hundreds and hundreds of candles.

They flicker in sconces and chandeliers inside the Globe’s brand-new indoor venue, which stands alongside its Elizabethan-style open-air playhouse beside the River Thames.

The oak-framed, wood-paneled theater will allow the Globe to stage plays year-round for the first time — starting with a production of John Webster’s revenge tragedy “The Duchess of Malfi” featuring screen star Gemma Arterton in the title role.

The playhouse, which seats 340 people in tiered galleries, was built from original 17th-century plans using centuries-old techniques, and its shows will be lit entirely by candles — an exercise in authenticity that came at a price.

“They’re not cheap,” chief executive Neil Constable, who oversees the Globe purse strings, said Tuesday. “We’ve had to create a new budget line.”

The beeswax candles require frequent trimming by a team of staff — advised, said artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, by “one of the world’s leading candle experts.”

There was also the challenge of getting local government and fire authorities to agree to a wooden structure lit by open flames.

Health and safety officials were “incredibly cooperative and imaginative,” said Dromgoole. He’s emphatic that all the effort was worth it. Candlelight welcomes audiences with “a blaze of excitement and color,” he said, to a venue that smells faintly of wood, wicks and wax.

“The idea was always — if Shakespeare walked in here, would he feel at home?” Dromgoole said.

“A lot of the great plays of the period that this space was built for were written for these conditions,” he said. “Something like ‘Duchess of Malfi,’ it’s rich with references to light.”


  Nicole   January 14, 2014

Gemma performed the lead role at a photocall for ‘The Duchess Of Malfi’ at Shakespeare’s Globe today (January 14), several images have been added to the gallery!

– Stage > The Duchess of Malfi (2014) > Photocall (January 14, 2014)

  M.   January 13, 2014

Actress Gemma Arterton explains why she is rethinking her career and taking on a lead role at Shakespeare’s Globe’s new theatre

By Veronica Lee

I meet former Bond girl Gemma Arterton as she takes a break from rehearsals for her latest play. She is casually dressed, with tousled hair and no make-up. In conversation she turns out to be a mix of serious actor and down-to earth Gravesend girl, and she guilelessly reveals – before the official announcement, although after months of speculation – that later this year she will star in a major West End musical, adapted from the film Made in Dagenham.

But we’re actually here to talk about her return to Shakespeare’s Globe in London, where she made her stage debut as an acclaimed Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost in 2007, straight out of Rada.

Opening on January 15, she appears in the title role of John Webster’s revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. She reunites with director Dominic Dromgoole, whose production opens the Globe’s new indoor space, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (named after the Globe’s founder, whose dream was to make it a year-round venue). The 340-seat wooden theatre, which has a thrust stage, will be lit by candles, as in Jacobean times.

Arterton, 28 tomorrow, talks enthusiastically about her return. “Even if I hadn’t made my debut here, the Globe would be very special as there’s a magic here. There’s nothing extravagant about the Playhouse in terms of set or lighting, and it feels just right for this play. It’s an intimate space, which means you can focus on the language and you don’t have to embellish it in any way. Read More

  M.   January 11, 2014

Want to learn more about #SWPMalfi? Book tix for a pre-show talk (‘#SWPRarelyScene). First one 14 Jan w @AndyKesson. Click HERE to book your ticket.

Source: @The_Globe

  Nicole   January 09, 2014

Added in the gallery some outtakes from The Times photoshoot, and replaced the old ones with larger versions! Gemma looks splendid! :) And just a reminder that tonight is The Duchess of Malfi opening night! Good luck to our star!

– Photoshoots > The Times (2014)