Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Thrives Under Leadership of Mark Rylance
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-04-25 12:10
telegraph.co.uk: Initial critics' doubts notwithstanding, Mark Rylance has led the modern-day
Shakespeare's Globe theatre through eight successful seasons since its launch
Although acknowledged as a great actor, Rylance was considered by some to be
"too eccentric" to manage Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as a successful
commercial operation. Former critics now concede, however, that the modern
Globe is much more than a novelty historical experience, and that its
authentically-produced performances are first rate.
This story discusses some of the productions with which Rylance has been
involved and some of his goals for future endeavors. Those endeavors include
an indoor Inigo Jones theatre to produce early English works of the late 16th
and early 17th centuries, as well as fundraising efforts for the Globe.