As You Like It
Feb. 20-March 2, 2014
Directed by Heather E. Hamilton
By William Shakespeare
A Pastoral Romantic Comedy
Please prepare a one-minute monologue from any of Shakespeare’s comedies.
DO NOT use an English dialect
DO demonstrate facility with the text
ORLANDO de BOYS: The hero. He is strong and gentle, naïve, and not very schooled in manners. He is
physically strong and a novice at all things romantic.
ROSALIND: The daughter of the banished duke. She must be tall and be able to play a “tomboy,”
but she is also “feminine” and sincere.
CELIA: the daughter of the usurper. She is small and cute. Spunky, loyal, and golden-hearted.
TOUCHSTONE: A motley fool. Must be excellent with words. Juggling/tumbling a plus.
JAQUES: A melancholic lord. A lover of motley. A philosopher and a drinker.
Loyal to the banished duke
LE BEAU: A fop.
CHARLES: A gigantic wrestler.
DUKE SENIOR: The noble duke. Rosalind’s father
DUKE FREDERICK: The usurper. The villain.
OLIVIER de BOYS: Orlando’s greedy but redeemable older brother.
JAQUES de BOYS: Orlando’s other brother.
ADAM: Orlando’s aged and loyal servant.
AMIENS: a lord attending on the banished duke.
DENIS: servant to Oliver de Boys.
SIR OLIVAR MARTEXT: A vicar.
CORIN: A Shepherd .
SILVIUS: A shepherd, in love with Phebe.
WILLIAM: A country fellow in love with Audrey.
PHEBE: A shepherdess. Not bright.
AUDREY: A country wench. Not bright.
MUSICIANS: Tell me what portable instruments you play!
HYMEN: The goddess of marriage.
Lords, pages, attendants, etc.
For more information, contact Heather Hamilton.