Auditions for Thee & Thou will be held November 5 & 6 at 7:30pm in the lobby of the Legion Theatre. Thee & Thou will run February 8-16, 2019 and will be directed by Cal Silvers.
A tale of love and mistaken identity set in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's time, and featuring not one, but TWO (possible) Will Shakespeares. This lively and lovely romp is perfect for a classic Valentine's Day outing.
- The willingness to attempt a British accent
- Cold readings from the script
- Memorize and perform one of the short Shakespearean selections below
William Shakespeare (M, 20s-30s) Shakespeare is young and in the top of his craft as a write and player with the Lord Chamberlain's Men. He is full of energy as a writer and loves what he does. Tormented artist with sly charm and wit.
Richard Burbage (M, 20s-30s) He is the best tragedian of the age. He loves to play tragedy and is very vocal about it. He is very cantankerous, yet full of love for his fellow players. Stuck up, yet sensitive.
John Heminges (M, 20s-30s) Another of the players. He is fun-loving, but tries to maintain some kind of order among the players.
Will Slye (M, 20s-30s) Yet another player. He is hopelessly in love with Julia and will do anything to be with her.
Robert Middleton (M, 40s+) A rogue and a highwayman known as the White Fox. He is ready to retire and settle down.
Alexander Fletcher (M, 20s-30s) He is Robert's Partner. He enjoys robbing others and likes the rush of the take. He looks very boyish.
Julia Condell (F, 20s-30s) She is the sister of Henry Condell, one of the company. She is the sewing mistress for the company. She appears to be cold and callous, but underneath she has a warm heart.
Agnes Harcastle (F, 20s-30s) She is the script mistress for the troupe. She works with Shakespeare as he tries to flesh out his plays. She loves him very much.
Bess Harcastle (F, 20s-30s) She has come with her sister, Agnes, to assist with the day's work at The Globe Theatre, She is Catholic, which is dangerous in Elizabethan England, but she continues to cross herself and pray to get out of the mad goings on at The Globe.
SELECTIONS FOR MEMORIZATION
Selection 1, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“I will move storms, I will condole in some
measure. To the rest: yet my chief humour is for a
tyrant: I could play Ercles rarely, or a part to
tear a cat in, to make all split.
The raging rocks
And shivering shocks
Shall break the locks
Of prison gates;
And Phibbus' car
Shall shine from far
And make and mar
The foolish Fates.
This was lofty! Now name the rest of the players.
This is Ercles' vein, a tyrant's vein; a lover is
Selection 2, from Love’s Labour’s Lost
“Love’s tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste;
For valor, is not Love a Hercules,
Still climbing trees in the Hesperides?
Subtle as Sphinx; as sweet and musical
As bright Apollo’s lute, strung with his hair;
And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods
Make heaven drowsy with the harmony.”