|Auditions for Merry Wives of Windsor-Orlando, FL - Casting ID # 1582123|
|Project Type||Live Event||Submission Type||Open Call|
|Audition Date||03-31-19||Submission deadline||03-30-19|
|Casting Category||Theatre - Non-Equity|
Sir John Falstaff Consistent with the image of the ne'er-do-well companion of Prince Hal (later to be Henry V) in several of Shakespeare's history plays, the Falstaff of The Merry Wives of Windsor is self-consciously pompous and eloquent, self-pitying when the occasion arises, and always ready to exploit anyone — man or woman — to achieve his desired ends. His appetites and his humor are as large as his enormous belly, and it is fitting that when he makes a fool of himself, as he does no less than three times in this play, his folly looms larger than that of the rest of the company combined. In order to secure his financial position and also to indulge his sexual fancy, he makes romantic overtures to the "merry wives" of Windsor, Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford. They dupe him again and again: first, they stuff him into a "buck-basket" full of ill-smelling linens and then have him dumped into the Thames River; then, they disguise him as the fat "witch of Brainford," who is hated by Mr. Ford, who beats him black and blue; and finally, they trick him into playing the part of "Herne the Hunter," a ghost who haunts Windsor Park with great ragged horns on his head. In the last disguise, Falstaff is surprised by the entire company and is made the butt of their jokes. He admits to being "made an ass" in the very last scene and is welcomed to join the group to "laugh this sport o'er by a country fire."
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|Role # 9 Simple|
|Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
Servant to Slender Even stupider than his master, Simple is usually the yo-yo of other people's witticisms.
Searchable talent specs :
Age: from 18 to 60
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