My parents were very traditional Nigerians who wanted doctor, lawyer, teacher [children], but when I actually had a dream and I presented the dream to them, they were 100 percent supportive.
I loved sports, so acting died and it was all sport. But I always used to get in trouble, because after lights out I would sneak out to watch things on TV.
One of the goals I've set myself is to make eye contact with everyone in the audience at least once. You can't stop in any one position for too long, and just that physicality, that need for that, it's so all-inclusive.
To work around and be successful in a round configuration in the theater, you have to connect with everyone.
I think part of the sadness of Hamlet is given different circumstances, this guy had the capability of being something really great and not ending up poisoned on the ground.
I think Hamlet is a very funny play - Hamlet is riddled with wit.
You don't really audition for Hamlet; Hamlet is one of those roles that a director or producer decides you should do it.
I think Hamlet, as much as he loves his privacy and is kind of an introvert, he's a very functional introvert. When he has to be out, he can be out with people.
I'm going to be criticized by lots of "scholars," but I think Shakespeare's best comedy often appears in his tragedies, actually. Not necessarily in his comedies.
All good writers across the board, if they're dealing with real tragedy, they will give you comedy in it. And if they're dealing with real comedy, there will be tragic moments in it.
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