"The problem with Leontes (which I am studying now to perform next year at the Shakespeare Theatre Company) is that he is never given the chance to show who he WAS before the terrible jealousy which destroys his world grips him. Beale suggested the man Leontes had been in a thousand subtle ways. In addition, he may be the world's most intelligent and fluid speaker of verse. My wife Paige, who is often critical of falseness in Shakespearean performers, fell in love with him. So did the critics, the audience at BAM, and I."