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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Saturday 7 February 2015
Please learn a brief Shakespearean monologue of your choice (10-20 lines). Be prepared to indicate if you are interested in a lead role or minor/role ensemble. Some ensemble will be dancers, so a background in that will be helpful. Auditions will be individual 15 minute spots. Call backs may be held later in the week – to be advised.
Lead roles available
Lucentio – Young man – romantic, well- educated young noble, falls in love with Bianca and poses as a tutor. 20 plus
Tranio – Lucentio’s servant . Poses as Lucentio , some comedy– 20+
Baptista – Katharina’s and Bianca’s father . A touch of mafiosa with a little comedy thrown in. 40+
Katherina – the ‘shrew; needs presence, energy, some comic timing and stamina to be really angry for at least half the play. Some physical and vocal fitness as well as the ability to play the love/hate layers. 20+ and some experience with Shakespeare would be good.
Bianca – the sweet younger sister of Katherina, pursued by half the men in the play, falls in love with Lucentio. 18+
Gremio – a friend of Baptista pursuing Bianca 40ish
Hortensio – a friend of Baptista pursuing Bianca 30ish, poses as a musician. Ability to play guitar (badly?) would be helpful
Biondello – another servant of Lucentio, who has to sustain the illusion of Tranio’s impersonation – some comic confusion. 18 plus
Petruchio – ‘tames’ the shrew. Loud, bluff and on first glance a chauvinist – think a bit like Gaston but not so vain. Like Katherina some physical and vocal stamina required. Experience with Shakespeare a bonus. 30ish
Grumio – Petruchio’s put upon servant. Think Manuel. Any age
Vincentio – Lucentio’s father, a nobleman 40+
Ensemble: Baptista’s servants, wedding guests, townsfolk; Curtis, Nathaniel, Joseph, Phillip, Nicholas, Peter – Petruchio’s servants in his home (some will be gender-swapped!), Pedant who Tranio hires to impersonate Vincentio, Tailor, Haberdasher, officer, widow pursued by Hortensio. These will all be multi-roled.
We will need 3-5 female and 4-6 male ensemble 18+. The pedant and widow will need to be 40+.
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