Rylance, who was the founding artistic director of Shakespeare's restored Globe Theatre in London, has appeared extensively in the Bard's plays. He said that while he prefers to originate new work, he returns to Shakespeare every few years, and is next planning to do a Shakespeare play he has not done before. He said it would debut at the Globe and possibly come to Broadway in 2012.
Regarding his oddball acceptance speech, he said it was a prose poem titled "Walking Through Walls" by Louis Jenkins of Duluth, MN. Rylance read another Jenkins poem, "Bat Country," when he won the Tony for Boeing-Boeing a few seasons back.