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Shakespeare by the Sea Auditions


Shakespeare by the Sea Company

Open auditions will take place the week beginning 8th January 2018. There will be an opportunity to work through this piece in pairs or small groups as well as audition independently.

Romeo and Juliet: The Prologue

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.


Think about any gestures you would make?

Is your voice going to be the same or do some words need emphasis?

Is there a rhythm that you want to follow?

Will the pace be the same throughout? Will you say some bits fast or slow?