Press for my acting and original sound and music.
Listed by production, rotating between the former and the latter.
“…imaginitively deployed percussion instruments…”
“And Bill Barclay’s man-who-will-be-king continues right where it left off in “Part 1.” Thanks to Barclay’s multifaceted performance, we believe every step of Prince Hal’s transformation. Barclay looks as comfortable on the throne as he did during his frat-house shenanigans with Falstaff.”
“As Prince Harry, the always excellent Bill Barclay takes to heart Falstaff’s indecent tutelage, but over the course of the plays adds a Machiavellian twist, becoming increasingly cynical and power hungry – and thus more kingly. Barclay easily manages to convey both Harry the reckless and Harry the royal.”
“Barclay is charming, masterful with the poetry and clear in presenting Hal’s arch from a rebellious over-cocky gad-about to a young leader focused on honor and duty.”
“Barclay comes strongly into his own in “Part II,’’ especially during the reconciliation scene with Henry IV and during that chillingly inevitable moment when he repudiates Falstaff once and for all.”
“The most interesting of the lot is a fellow called the Bastard (a rollicking, driving turn by Bill Barclay)”
Complicated, bold, and charismatic, the Bastard is far more compelling than his uncle King John, and Barclay gives him all the energy and wit he needs to steal every scene he’s in.”
“Barclay transforms from rude and frolicsome youth and into lustful thrill-killer in a handful of heartbeats as he takes in Aaron’s exhortations to havoc – a slow, perverse grin creeps across his face, visually tracking his transformation from callow kid to remorseless predator.”
“Barclay displays exquisite comic timing.”
“Bill Barclay as the young composer shows his real life musical talent on the on-stage piano. The audience, meanwhile, was rolling in the aisles.”
NEWS: Bill is currently the Director of Music at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
He is proceeding with his reading of Shakespeare Aloud at a scenic trot rather than a gallop to accomodate this consuming new post.
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the home of freelance actor, director, composer and sound designer Bill Barclay.
Shakespeare Aloud is Bill's project to read all of the Bard's works, out loud, in order, and in public, throughout 2011-2012 wherever he goes. Click around to find out much more about Bill's music, teaching, performances, special events, scholarship, and past works as well as this project.
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until late November... -
HAMLET on Tour
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London.
Directed by Bill Buckhurst & Dominic Dromgoole
until June, 2014...
Director of Music,
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
MUSE ON FIRE: Shakespeare & The Music of the Spheres
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm
Sackler Studios, Bankside
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