Episode 376. Playing The Fool

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Adrian Scarborough

King-Lear-jpeg-1Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Scarborough discusses playing the Fool in the National Theatre production of King Lear, starring Simon Russell Beale and directed by Sam Mendes, and shares the challenges of interpreting the role, his initial reluctance to take it, some impenetrable babble, learning from Shakespeare’s original cast, investigating possible doubling, finding the humanity, trading in wit, loving Cordelia, appreciating fellow fools, indulging in offstage antics, and casting ideas for the next Bond film. Recorded in the Rising Sun Pub. (Length 24:38)