For The Love of Shakespeare!

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 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)

Audition Form

Your Name (required)

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(Please note most communication will be via email.)

Telephone (home)

Telephone (Cell)


Audition Dates

Sunday May 5 from 12pm to 5pmTuesday May 7 from 7 to 10 PM

Please indicate which part you will be auditioning for


Please tell us a bit about your previous acting experience:

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