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Mark Rylance Poster

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  • (1996) Stage play: Two Gentlemen of Verona - playing Proteus, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK. The production toured to NYC.
  • Played Madame in "The Maids" by Jean Genet - Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
  • His credits at Glasgow's Citizen's Theatre include: a soldier in Goldoni's "The Battlefield", Michael in "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" by Bertolt Brecht, Archivist in "Don Juan", and Bazza in "Desperado Corner".
  • Played the title role in "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" by Bertolt Brecht - Contact Theatre, Manchester.
  • Played Vincenzo Rocca in "Airbase" by Malcolm McKay - Oxford Playhouse (1985).
  • Played Shelley in "Bloody Poetry", a new play by Howard Brenton - Royal Court Theatre, London (1988).
  • His credits at the Royal Shakespeare Company where he is an associate artist include: 1982/83, he was cast in roles that suited his slight physique: Michael in "Arden of Faversham", Gravedigger's Boy in "Lear" by Edward Bond, Lucentio in "The Taming of the Shrew", Ariel in "The Tempest", Jack Dapper in Dekker & Middleton's "The Roaring Girl" (1982), Damis in Moliere's "Tartuffe", the title role in "Peter Pan" (1983), the title role in "Hamlet" (1988, also tour), and the title role in "Romeo and Juliet" (1989).
  • Played Prospero in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (which he also directed) for Phoebus Cart, a theatre company he co-founded - UK tour (1991).
  • His credits at Massachusetts' American Repertory Theatre include: the title role in "Hamlet" and Kontantin in Chekhov's "The Seagull" (1992).
  • Played Utyeslithehny in Gogol's "The Gamblers" - Tricycle Theatre, London (1992).
  • His credits at New York's Theatre for a New Audience include: Touchstone in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" (1994) and the title role in "Henry V" (1993).
  • His credits with London Theatre of the Imagination, of which he is a founding member include: Iago in Shakespeare's "Othello" (1995), and Leonato in "Much Ado About Nothing".
  • His National Theatre credits include: Henri in "Life x 3" by Yasmina Reza (2001), Djalma/Agricola in "The Wandering Jew" based on the novel by 'Eugene Sue', and Leonardo in Goldini's "Countrymania" (1987).
  • Played Frank in "The BIG Secret Live - I Am Shakespeare - Webcam Daytime Chat-room Show" which he also wrote and co directed - UK tour (2007).
  • Played the title role in Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" - Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis (2008).
  • Played Robert in "Boeing Boeing" by Marc Camoletti - Comedy Theatre, London (2007)/ Longacre Theater, NYC (2008).
  • (1981) He played Slickgut in Robert Chetwyn's musical adaptation and direction of Ben Jonson's play Eastward Ho! at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Richard O'Brien, Anita Dobson, Clive Merrison, and Bill Homewood in the cast. Nick Bicat composed the music. Howard Schuman was lyricist. Robert Chetwyn was director.
  • (1992) He acted in Gogol's play, "Gamblers," at the Tricycle Theatre in London, England with Tony Bluto, John Labanowski, and Phil Daniels in the cast. Dalia Ibelhauptaite was director.
  • (July 1993) He played Benedick in William Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Janet McTeer, David Morrissey, Rachel Joyce, Jack Ellis, Mark Hadfield, and Gerard Kelly in the cast. Matthew Warchus was director.
  • (1995) He played Macbeth in William Shakespeare's play Macbeth at the Greenwich Theatre in London, England with Mark Rylance, Jane Horrocks, Craig Pinder, Albie Woodington, and Tim Barlow in the cast.
  • (1997) He played Henry in William Shakespeare's play Henry V at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England with Rory Edwards, Ben Walden, John McEnery, Toby Cockerell, and Vincent Brimble in the cast. Richard Olivier was director. The production was broadcast as Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe (1997).
  • (1997) He acted in Thomas Middleton's play, "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside," at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England with Rory Edwards, Ben Walden, John McEnery, Eve Matheson, and Vincent Brimble in the cast. Malcolm McKay was director.
  • (1998) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England with Kathryn Pogson, Norbert Kentrup, Jack Shepherd, and Lilo Baur in the cast. Richard Olivier was director.
  • (1999) He played Cleopatra in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the Bankside Globe Theatre in London, England with Paul Shelley; John McEnery; Ben Walden; Danny Sapani (Charmian); Mark Lewis Jones; and Toby Cockerell (Octavia) in the cast. Giles Block was director.
  • (1982) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Derek Jacobi and Bob Peck in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.
  • (1982) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Alun Armstrong, Sinead Cusack, Alice Krige, Pete Postlethwaite, David Waller, John Carlisle, and Ian Talbot in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.
  • (1983) He acted in Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's play, "The Roaring Girl," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Helen Mirren, David Troughton, Jonathan Hyde, Michael Maloney, and Alun Armstrong in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.
  • (1983) He acted in J.M. Barrie's play, "Peter Pan," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Stephen Moore and Edward Petherbridge in the cast. John Caird was director.
  • (1983) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Derek Jacobi and Bob Peck in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.
  • (1989) He played the title role in William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Peter Wight, Clare Higgins, John Ramm, Ben Miles, Jack Ellis, Patrick Godfrey, and Rebecca Saire in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.
  • (September 23, 2010 - January 21, 2011) He acted in David Hirson's play, "La Bete," at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Joanna Lumley and David Hyde Pierce in the cast. Matthew Warchus was director.
  • (September 7, 2013 - November 30, 2013) Stage play: William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" - featuring Vanessa Redgrave (Beatrice) and James Earl Jones (Benedick) - Director. The Old Vic, London (UK)
  • (1994) He played Lee/ Austin in Sam Shepard's play True West, at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Michael Rudko, David Henry, and Marcia Warren in the cast. Matthew Warchus was director.
  • (2002) He acted in Peter Oswald's play, "The Golden Ass," at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England with Geraldine Alexander, Paul Higgins, Jan Knightley, John Ramm, and Albie Woodington in the cast. Tim Carroll was director.
  • (December 6 to 18, 2005) He played Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, in William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure," in a Shakespeare's Globe Theater production at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Liam Brennan; Bill Stewart; David Sturzaker; Colin Hurley; Terry McGinity; Roger Watkins; Thomas Padden; Peter Shorey; Roger Watkins; Roger McKern; John Dougall in the cast. John Dove was director. He was also artistic director.
  • (1998) Stage play: The Honest Whore - playing Hippolito, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (1987) Stage play: Country Mania - playing Leonardo, at the National Theatre, London, UK.
  • (1998) Stage play: The Merchant of Venice - playing Bassanio, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (1997) Stage play: The Chaste Maid of Cheapside - playing Mr Allwit, Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (1987) Stage play: The Wandering Jew, at the National Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2004) Stage play: Measure for Measure - playing Vincentio, at the Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK and on tour in the US.
  • (2002) Stage play: The Golden Ass - playing Lucius, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (2003) Stage play: Richard II - playing Richard, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK. The production was televised as Richard II (2003).
  • (1999) Stage play: Anthony and Cleopatra - playing Cleopatra, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (2000) Stage play: Hamlet - playing Hamlet, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (2012) Stage play: Twelfth Night - playing Olivia, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK. The production was filmed as Twelfth Night (2013).
  • (2005) Stage play: The Tempest - playing Prospero/Stephano/Sebastian/Alonso, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (1988) Stage play: Schism in England - playing Charles, at the National Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2001) Stage play: Cymbeline - playing Posthumus/Cloten, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (2002) Stage play: Twelfth Night - playing Olivia, at Middle Temple and Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK. The production was revived at Shakespeare's Globe in 2003.
  • (2009) Stage play: Endgame - playing Hamm, at the Duchess Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2015) Stage play: Farinelli and the King - playing Philippe V, at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Duke of York's Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2005) Stage play: The Storm - playing Daemones/Labrax/The Weather, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.
  • (2009 - 2011) Stage play: Jerusalem - playing Johnny Byron, at the Royal Court Theatre and Apollo Theatre, London, UK. The production transferred to Broadway in 2011 before returning to the Apollo Theatre.
  • (2012 to 2013 season) Louis Jenkins and his play, "Nice Fish," was performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, McGuire Proscenium Stage, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joe Dowling was artistic director. The play was based on the poetry of Louis Jenkins.

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