Angus Wright on playing Claudius in Robert Icke’s Hamlet
in Actors and Performers, Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
26th June 2017
INTERVIEW: ANGUS WRIGHT. Robert Icke’s thrilling production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott supplements the Folio from the Quartos and makes familiar lines seem new-minted. Angus Wright tells Heather Neill about playing the murderous Claudius, besotted with Juliet Stevenson’s Gertrude. The interview took place on 23 June 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
“There is nothing in Hamlet’s advice to the Players about verse-speaking… That was the watchword: speak the speech as we do now.”