Globe Announces Casts for 1999 ProductionsDate: 21 April 1999
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has announced casting for the first two productions in its 1999 season, which runs 13 May to 21 September 1999.
The Globe Theatre Company has been divided into two teams, the Red Company and the White Company, for the season. The Red Company will perform the all-male productions of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, featuring Globe artistic director Mark Rylance as the Egyptian queen. The White Company will perform The Comedy of Errors and Peter Oswald's Augustine's Oak, the first play written specifically for the reconstructed theatre.
In Julius Caesar, in rep from 13 May, Mark Lewis Jones will play Mark Antony, with Liam Houricam as Trebonius, John McEnery as Cassius, Danny Sapani as Marcus Brutus and Paul Shelley as Caesar. They are joined by: Toby Cockerell, Timothy Davies, Jimmy Gardner, Roger Gartland, James Gillan, Terence Maynard, Quill Roberts, Mike Rudko, Ben Walden and Benedict Wong.
The cast for The Comedy of Errors, in rep from 28 May, are, in alphabetical order: Paul Chahidi, Avril Clark, Harry Gostelow, Leader Hawkins, Jan Knightley, Marcello Magni, Terry McGinity, Jules Melvin, Vincenzo Nicoli, Robert Pickavance, Philippa Stanton, Richard Trahair, Martin Turner and Yolanda Vazquez.