For the Love of Shakespeare
Scenes, Sonnets and Speeches on Love from the works of the Bard
This year Hudson Players Club will be presenting a play written and directed by our club’s own Christopher Gobeil about a troupe of 19thcentury itinerant Shakespearean actors and their ruminations on the place of love in the works of the Bard.
Each of the leads will have at least one scene and speech, while all players will have at least one sonnet that they will be expected to master. Next to each actor are the names of some of the parts they will play. Parts may be added/deleted/reassigned depending on the final casting.
Rehearsals will begin May 22ndand will be Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm and Sunday afternoons from 12 to 5pm.
There will be 8 performances running from July 11thto 21st, Thursday to Sunday at 7pm.
Auditions will be held Sunday May 5 from 12 to 5, and Tuesday May 7 from 7 to 10 PM at the Hudson Community Centre, 394 Main Road, in the downstairs room. Please come prepared to have a quick interview with the production team, sing a song and read sides with others auditioning.
**Please note, this is a volunteer Community Theatre Production. All accepted players will be asked to become Members of the Hudson Players Club.
Players and Characters:
Princess: Juliet, Rosalind (x2), Kate, Sonnet XL
Prince: Romeo, Orlando, Petruchio, Edmund, Sonnet XX
King: Henry V (x2), Iago, Macbeth, Angelo, Sonnet LXXIX, Sonnet CXXIX
Queen: Katharina, Lady Macbeth, Sonnet XVIII
Duke: Ford, Westmoreland, Baptista, Prospero, Sonnet LXXXVIII, Sonnet LXV
Duchess: Nurse, Queen Isabel, Sonnet CXVI
Fool: Touchstone, Falstaff, Clown, Sonnet CXXX
Courtiers: Various smaller roles including at least one Sonnet
Ladies-in-Waiting: Various smaller roles including at least one Sonnet
Troubadours: Singers and a guitar or similar instrument(s)