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Fall Play Audition Packet The Play: The Fall play will be  Twelfth Night  by William Shakespeare.  If you wish to learn more about it,  there are many resources available on line.  If you wish to read it, I suggest that you get the  Folgers Library edition as that is the version we will be using (with some cuts by me).  “No  Fear Shakespeare” is also popular. The play will be done in commedia del arte style.  You can find information on Commedia  from many sources on line, start at wikepedia.  Most characters will be wearing half masks in  true commedia style.  There will be a large chorus of “Zanni”, they will also be performing pre- show, music throughout, and changing the scenes (even becoming furniture in the scene).  All  characters will be on-stage at all times throughout the production.   Below is a list of characters in alphabetical order, and their commedia counterpart (note: the  commedia character is often not an exact match as described – we are taking some liberties),  (Warning: as I continue to work through the commedia / character links, the commedia  character may change).  Though there are not many female parts, there are some male parts  that can be played by females.    Characters: Andrew Agucheek  – Il Capitano Antonio  - Turin Captain - Zanni Curio - Zanni Duke Orsino - Innamorato (not masked) Fabian - Scaramouche First Officer - Zanni Fool / Feste - Harlequin Malvolio - Il Dottore (but younger version) Maria - Columbina Olivia - Innamorati (not masked) Priest - Zanni Sebastian - Innamorato (masked) Second officer - Zanni Servant - Zanni Sir Toby Belch - Il Capitano (?) Valentine - Zanni Viola / Cessario - Innamorati (masked)
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Rehearsals: The rehearsal process for this production will be intense.  We will be dealing with both  Shakespeare's language, and learning commedia. At this point in time, the exact details of the  rehearsal schedule are still up in the air as we have some space issues due to construction  on the stage, but expect to be called to most or all rehearsals.  The rehearsal schedule can be  found under the  calendar link  on the drama club home page.  A tentative schedule is  attached to this packet, but is subject to change, and if you are cast in the show, you should  monitor the calendar link closely to keep abreast of changes. Note: As of this writing – August 31 – the performance date is in flux and may change   to dates in December.  This should be decided officially by the time of auditions, but  please keep that in mind, especially when looking at conflicts in your schedule.
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