An Actor's Choice - Irene Macdougall

We are teaming up with Perth Theatre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre to introduce our thread of actors we love, talking about plays they love...

This is our very own Dundee Rep Ensemble's Irene Macdougall talking about Hamlet and his contemplation 'What A Piece of Work is Man' - a fantastic study in melancholy - which feels so appropriate to this moment, beginning as it does:

"I have of late (but, wherefore I know not) lost all my mirth..."

Here is Irene introducing the play and why she loves this speech.

And here is Hamlet:

This speech in the play is delivered by Hamlet to his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - who are themselves the protagonists of Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. 

Irene is a member of Dundee Rep Ensemble. Her recent work for Dundee Rep includes: Oor Wullie, Tay Bridge; A-Z of Dundee; All My Sons; The Yellow on The Broom; Deathtrap; A Christmas Carol; The Maids; August: Osage County; Death of a Salesman; The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui; The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil; Little Red and The Wolf; The Glass Menagerie; Hecuba; Time and The Conways; The Tempest; Sweet Bird of Youth; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (winner of the 2009 CATS Best Actress); The Graduate; Twelfth Night; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Peter Gynt; Talking Heads (actor and director), Macbeth, Elephant Man, Little Voice, Dancing at Lughnasa, Duchess of Malfi, The Seagull... and many many more. For Dundee Rep, Irene has directed: The 39 Steps, Much Ado About Nothing, Whiskey Galore and Talk To Me Like The Rain And Let Me Listen.