May 15

Globe Theatre Exhibit: ‘Nell Gwynn, The Attitudes & The Art of Acting’

Showing some Attitude with a special exhibit of shots from the project at The Globe Theatre to support Acting for Others, coinciding with the return of Nell Gwynn.

 It’s been a pleasure and a privilege the last few weeks to have been invited to mount a temporary exhibition of images from The Attitudes at The Globe Theatre.

The project was inspired by one of the earliest readings of Jessica Swale’s subsequently Olivier Award-winning historical feminist comedy Nell Gwynnso it seemed appropriate the stage the exhibit, working with the Globe’s head of exhibitions, Pete le May, as the play returned ‘home’ for a two week run at the end of a 12 week national tour produced by English Touring Theatre.

The Globe have been kind enough to blog about the exhibit too, so you can read about the photographic approach and the (funny, silly, serious affecting) acting method that inspired the project, as well as check out some photos, on their blog:

The Globe says: Complementing the return of Nell Gwynn to the Globe Theatre, we are delighted to present a selection of photographs by Michael Wharley from his ongoing project ‘The Attitudes’. Stimulated in part by the play, which was first performed at the Globe in 2015, the project includes a number of Nell Gwynn company members. Michael visited this week to install the display, and describes his inspiration for the project…

[Read the blog in full or hit the link http://blog.shakespearesglobe.com/post/160475791903/nell-gwynn-the-attitudes]

Still better, the installation is free to view, so pop on down to the Globe on the Southbank, anytime before 21st May 2017.

15/05/2017 MW