OK, the simple rules: If you’ve ever performed the Bard (amateur or pro, high school/community theater/the Globe, whereever) in front of a paying audience, list the play and the role(s). Then, we’ll see what plays we’re closest to having a full cast of.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Oberon
The Scottish play - Seyton
I’ve also carried a spear in many productions, as needed.
Richard III: Queen Margaret
Romeo and Juliet: Capulet, Mercutio, Friar Laurence, Prince (keep in mind, this was an all-girls school)
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth, Ross
King Lear: Cordelia
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Hermia, Hippolyta, Puck
The Winter’s Tale: Paulina, Camillo
Hamlet: Ophelia, Horatio
Julius Caesar: Cassius
Damn, that was fun.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Moth. (Big part, that.)
Old man, As You Like It
Solanio, The Merchant of Venice
Capulet, Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet - Mercutio, Lord Montague (two different production separated by two decades)
*Julius Caesar *- Soothsayer
King Lear - Fool
The Scottish Play - Banquo
*Comedy of Errors *- I directed
Measure for Measure - Duke
I was scheduled to play the father in Taming of the Shrew, but the show was cancelled.
I’ve acted Shakespeare, and I’ve acted in front of a paying audience, but not both at the same time.
I was Props manager for a Shakespeare company in front of a paying audience. can I do your props?
The Taming of the Shrew–Christopher Sly (just last month)
The Scottish Play- The Scottish Guy (Hey if we don’t want to mention the name of the play, we can’t mention the character either)
As You Like it- Touchstone
I was also involved in a show where we did various scenes from different plays and I performed as Richard II and again as…
Oh to heck with it…
That’s right, I have performed as Macbeth. There I said it!
you realize that now you’ve got all the Doper Blackadder fans running around saying that stupid rhyme, right?
Uh-oh. I think Sweetums was just struck by lighting. And then the set fell over on him.
Like storyteller0910, I too played Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Unlike him, I once blanked on my opening line, which is still burned into my brain: “Ill-met by moonlight, proud Titania!”
You’re kidding. Damn.
We have more in common than you think.
Although I remembered the entire line, except for the name of the character to whom it was addressed.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Bottom
The Tempest: Gonzalo
Richard III: Lady Anne
:D It wouldn't be the first time. I really don't belive in the whole "haunted play" thing, and have been known to use "Macbeth everybody" as a greeting around twitchy actors. I will admit I usally only do this when working tech crew, so I didn't have to share a dressing room with them.
I ran lights for a production of Taming of the Shrew.
Midsummer Night’s Dream: Puck