Tony Nominated Elizabeth A. Davis on Playing Goneril in King Lear

Find what makes an antagonist character human.

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Elizabeth shared her experience and process working on King Lear with fellow TONY Nom. Austin Pendleton (Lear) at The Secret Theater Off Broadway in NYC. 

Playng Goneril, Elizabeth explores the fact that the surface of any antagonist is never their full story. As an actor you have to go deeper to find the hopes, dreams, pains, fears, and commitments that drive your character and the human needs they experience that justifies their actions. 

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Elizabeth’s IMDB

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