Dame Harriet Walter is regarded as one of the most respected actors of the English stage. From her Tony nominated performance as Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart to her legendary assumptions of Lady Macbeth and Cleopatra, she is particularly known for her work in classical theatre.While the number of classical roles for actresses tends to diminish with age, Walter has now taken on some of Shakespeare's greatest male protagonists through director Phyllida Lloyd's trilogy of female-prison Shakespeare productions. In Lloyd's second installment that runs at St. Ann's Warehouse through December 13, Walter has received rave reviews as the title role of Henry IV. This exclusive interview with Dame Harriet Walter centers on Henry IV, her career, and women in Shakespeare. This interview was conducted by Stepan Atamian at St. Ann's Warehouse on November 25, 2015 at St. Ann's Warehouse. A special thank you to Blake Zidell, Erik Wallen of St. Ann's Warehouse, and Jacqui Morgan of the Donmar Warehouse for coordinating this interview.
Monday, November 30, 2015