SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST ACTS: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Director Iqbal Khan tells Sophie Reynolds about his Indian-inspired production for the RSC, currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. This interview is part of theatreVOICE’s new series for Olympics year 2012, looking at the beginning of each of Shakespeare’s plays. Recorded at the Noel Coward Theatre, 12 October 2012.
Indians still savour the language in a way that I think we, here, are now generally quite complacent about. There’s a muscularity, there are hard consonants and dark vowels, generous vowels, which I think actually liberate the text, and certainly make it sound new, and yet very very clear.