John Hurt on Shakespeare

In his first major Shakespearean role, John Hurt was one of the ‘star-cross’d lovers’ in a Coventry production that attracted more interest than he expected. He recalls how the tragedy’s lines about death played to complete silence.

This is a clip from Muse of Fire, a resource of interviews on the Globe Player launched by Shakespeare’s Globe. Muse of Fire was created, filmed and curated by actors Dan Poole and Giles Terera as part of their documentary project.

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