Assembling a Doper Shakespearian Troupe

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.

Hey, fun.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Oberon
Macbeth: Macduff

The Scottish play - Seyton

I’ve also carried a spear in many productions, as needed.

Hamlet: Gertrude
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
Siward, Macbeth
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) :stuck_out_tongue:

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?

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzap! THUD.

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