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Ellis J. Wells





Interviews - Tim Barton

Tim Burton
Role: II Councillor

What's the best Shakespeare performance you've seen?

Best Shakespeare performance I've seen... Emma Jay as Rosalind in "As You Like It". This was in 1999, and it was an open-air summer tour. I was in the cast, so I saw her in rehearsal, and was on stage with her some of the time. I've since seen it done by the RSC at Stratford-upon-Avon, and was involved with another production of it, but neither of those Rosalind’s were as good.

You're incredibly well travelled, you've been to some of the most exotic places in the world, from riding the railways in India, to the beaches of Australia, travelling north of the Arctic Circle and backpacking across Peru. How does your experiences of so many different cultures and locations influence understand the psyche of the characters you play?

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Interviews - Connor Lee Dye

Connor Lee Dye
Role: Soldier II

What's the best Shakespeare performance you've seen?

RSC's performance of "Henry V". Alex Hassell playing the title role. His ability to bring such emotional depth at the height of battle, and truth behind the character, made the show and his performance was unforgettable. He took such a demanding role and forge his own character interpretation, making it captivating for all who watched. Magnificent.

What Shakespeare role (which you haven't played) would you love to do?

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Interviews - Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns
Role: III Councillor

What's the best Shakespeare performance you've seen?

Peter Brook/Paul Schofield's "King Lear" and Glenda Jackson's "Lear." Schofield was the first time I'd ever seen Lear on stage and it was such an illuminating production, not only with Schofield, but people like Irene Worth and Diana Rigg. I cannot say which was better. Schofield had such a beauty of verse, but Jackson had this over-reacting frailty, and very unusual (but wonderful) readings of the texts.

Did you have any experience with "Timon of Athens" before this project?

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MISANTHROPOS - Lockdown conversations - cast - JOHN PATON - Role: Sempronius

Lockdown Conversations - Cast - June / July 2020
Interviewer: ELLIS J. WELLS - Chronicles & Tales - Role: Lucilius
Interviewee: John Paton - Role: Sempronius

MISANTHROPOS - Production Status : Filming - Postponed due to COVID-19 crisis

This decision is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration.

QUINTESSENCE Studios and its producers will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Estimated Release Date: 2021 -2022




Lockdown Conversations - John Paton - Role: Sempronius - MISANTHROPOS.

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