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English Players introductory meeting scheduled for Thursday


Richard Meier

February 07, 2018

Join us for an introductory meeting of the English Players spring performance of (most of) “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare. The meeting will be held from 11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 in Lentz Hall room 300. If you are interested in participating, but cannot attend this meeting, please email a copy of your preference form (as seen below) to Professor Rick Meier or place it in the drop in the box on the door of Lentz Hall room 214 before the Thursday intro meeting.

Formed in 2017, the English Players are a group of students, faculty, and staff who perform Shakespeare. No auditions are required to join and perform. Enthusiasm and a commitment to rehearse are all that’s needed.

The Return of the English Players — Performance Information

On the evening of Tuesday, April 24, we will perform (about two-thirds of) “Twelfth Night.” 

Rehearsal Information

  • Wednesday, Feb. 14 —1-3 p.m. — Studio Theatre, David A. Straz Center for the Natural and Social Sciences room 066 (lower level)
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 — 4:10-6 p.m. — Niemann Media Theater, Hedberg Library

Cast members with larger parts should be available for 2 to 4 hours of rehearsal per week, and cast members with smaller parts at least one hour per week.

Preference Form 
Please fill in the following form to help us in casting:

Name:________________________    Email:__________________________

Size of part(s) desired on a scale of 1-5, 1 smallest; 5 largest: 1    2    3    4    5

As noted above, cast members with larger parts should be available for 2-4 hours of rehearsal per week; cast members with smaller parts at least 1 hour per week. Before spring break, you should have most of your lines memorized. All lines should be memorized by the end of March.

Characters preferences*:___________________________________

*Note: Some parts will be played by different actors in different scenes. Everyone will play a great role, but we can’t guarantee which part(s) or scenes you will be assigned. The role of Feste/Fool requires a willingness to sing, though one need not be an expert singer.