Do you have a life ambition to play a particular character from one of Shakespeare's plays? Given the chance, who would you most like to play?
I, like most males with a theater background, would snap up the part of Hamlet because there’s so much going on from an acting perspective. Balancing Hamlet’s madness, grief, hatred and desire requires a feat of acting (which I’m probably not capable of). However, I think I’d be so terrified that I’d turn the part down unless I had at least a year to rehearse.
Macbeth has always appealed to me. I think that the idea of a man “getting in too deep” because of key failings in his character would be very interesting from a performance perspective. Sadly, I’m inflicted with a skinny, weak looking body – surely, nobody would ever cast me in this role.
Looks like I’ll have to settle for Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. No bad thing.
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