The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0458 Monday, 15 March 1999.
Date: Sunday, 14 Mar 1999 14:44:02 -0800
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member. If you wish to reply, please do so directly to Kristof Gillese
I am an actor in Vancouver finding myself in the position of playing
Mercutio for the first time. I have some practical experience with
Shakespeare's work (having played IAGO and CAIUS CASSIUS), but am having
a bit of a time with this character.
Many collegues have offered suggestions as to "who Mercutio is...", but
have found their opinions to be lacking. I feel that he is a bright star
that burns to fast; a young man who has no concept of being 35 because
he doesn't believe he'll ever reach the age of 35.
If you had any words of wisdom on the subject, of reading you think
would be a pro pro, please e-mail me at your earliest convenience.