Great interview with Nigerian-British actor Chukwudi Iwuji, recently on BBC2 in the Anthony Hopkins ‘King Lear’ and currently playing Othello at Shakespeare in the Park, NYC.
There is a lot worth listening to, and here I’ve listed some favourites of mine – what would you pull out?
07:25 (10:25) “Steeped in the language”: the very sounds of the words, Shakespeare as “the greatest director of all times” – the importance of the language
11:50 (13:15) How Iwuji copes if he doesn’t feel something coming from another actor for him to respond to and he is “looking at dead air”
21:15 On Hamlet (including women playing)
23:00 On Ira Aldridge, great 19th century black actor
29:30 “Acting is happening constantly” for an actor, not just when in a job (part of the Q&A section that starts at 27:00)
So… what strikes you most? Comment below!