Cast Interviews: Daniel Briere as Polonius
We asked Daniel Briere, who plays Polonius in our production of Hamlet, a few questions about himself, the play, Shakespeare, and the city of Toronto...
What neighbourhood of the city do you live in, and in your opinion, what’s the best coffee shop or bar in your neighbourhood?
I live in Riverdale. So obviously the Riverdale Perk!
What is your favourite Shakespeare play?
Right now it's Richard II. But that could change, depending on who's asking.
What’s your favourite line in Hamlet?
What is this??? Quintessence of dust?!!!
If Polonius were at The Monarch Tavern, what drink would he order?
Polonius would probably drink a Singapore sling. Or for a shooter... A fuzzy navel. Or if he was really feeling adventurous a Rob Roy (probably mistaking it for a cosmo).
What’s the biggest challenge in taking on this role?
Not having my own children to draw from experience. But I suppose actually raising two daughters on my own would be the bigger challenge, so I'll take what I got.
What's your Starbucks order?
Americano misto. But I prefer to call it an Americhino. A latte is just too much milk for me.