By Christopher Marlowe
Performed in original pronunciation
As part of the celebrations marking 1616, Passion in Practice returns to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to present a staged reading in original pronunciation of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus starring BFA Acting Alumnus Aslam Husain.
First performed at Henslowe’s Rose, this staged reading will follow the text of the play published in 1616 which has some additional scenes by Rowley and others. This will be the Company’s first experiment with Marlowe in OP and will take place in the candlelit glow of the Playhouse.
Aslam Husain Biography
Aslam Husain holds a BFA in Acting from UBC and an MFA in Acting from East 15, London, UK. He has performed on stages in Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and Canada. He is a core member of Ben Crystal’s Shakespeare Ensemble, Passion in Practice. After working as a professional actor in Canada for five years, Aslam received a grant to attend East 15’s MFA in Acting programme in 2012 and is now working as an actor in London.
Recent credits in Europe: Hüsnü in ‘Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre’ (Arcola, London/Istanbul tour), Lysimachus in ‘Pericles’ (Berwaldhalen, Stockholm), Ross in ‘Macbeth’ (The Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Tristan Bates), Vershinin (Three Sisters, GITIS/Moscow). In Canada: The Bastard in ‘King John’ (Bard on the Beach), Fenton in ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ (Bard on the Beach), Lawrence in ‘Calendar Girls’ (Arts Club), Ejlert Luvborg in ‘Hedda Gabler’ (Osimous). He is represented by Conway Van Gelder Grant.
This month Aslam will be filming a teaser trailer for Passion in Practice’s production of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus at the Globe tomorrow (he is playing Faust) and has recently been accepted into the Poet Event, a Shakespeare Workshop at the National Theatre and a chance for professional actors to meet and work with top industry professionals. Past workshop leaders have been Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench!
“I am forever grateful for the training I received at UBC and the continued support from my tutors, even 8 years later. They are like family to me.”
Watch trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ni7aO08Kj8
More about the staged reading: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/productions/op-faustus
More about Aslam: http://www.aslamhusain.com/home.php