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CORIOLANUS **Revised** - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Auditions

Posted: February 17, 2012

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CORIOLANUS

– Equity Principal Auditions by

APPOINTMENTin Boston

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Boston MA LOA (approval/salary level pending; 2011 weekly minimum: $375).

Artistic Dir / Stage Dir: Steven Maler

Author: Shakespeare

1st reh: 6/26/12. Runs 7/25-8/12.

Equity Principal Auditions by

APPOINTMENT:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012Boston Playwrights Theatre

10 AM – 5:30 PM949 Commonwealth Avenue

Lunch from 12:30 – 1.Boston MA

For an

appointment,call 617/426-0863 (M-F, 2-5) or go online (Theatre’s preferred method) at www.commshakes.org/about/auditions . Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.

Appointments are five minutes long. Please prepare two brief monologues: one Shakespearean, one contemporary.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

Seeking (all roles that will be or may be on Equity contracts are listed and available):

Coriolanus:

Man, mid 20s – mid 40s. Strong-willed general who understands the battlefield from years of fierce fighting. He's a formidable and dangerous fighter, and a brilliant and daring strategist. He is most at home when he is away from home. What makes him a powerful fighter also makes him a terrible politician. He doesn't suffer fools, and is apt to speak from impulse and anger rather than from reason. The confidence – even arrogance – that cowers his foes on the battlefield provides an easy target for his political enemies. Seeking an actor with extensive stage experience and experience with heightened language.

Menenius Agrippa: Man, 35-55. Friend to Coriolanus.

Volumnia: Woman, 45-60. Mother to Coriolanus.

Sicnius Velutus: Man, 35-50. Tribune of the people.

Cominius: Man, 30-45. General against the Volscians.

Tullus Aufidius: Man, 30-45. General of the Volscians.

Junius Brutus: Man, 35-50. Tribune of the people.


http://www.commshakes.org/



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