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Much Ado About Nothing Audition   - Project ID # 1583192
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   Open Call
Location   Murray, Kentucky Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   10-23-18
Audition Date   11-26-18 Submission Deadline   11-25-18
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   Memphis, TN>Nashville, TN

In Messina, a messenger brings news that Don Pedro, a prince from Aragon, will return that night from a successful battle, Claudio being among his soldiers. Beatrice, Leonato's niece, asks the messenger about Benedick, Don Pedro's companion, and makes sarcastic remarks about his ineptitude as a soldier. Leonato explains that "There is a kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her.


Role # 1 - Antonio Submit yourself for this role
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Leonato’s elderly brother and Hero\'s uncle.

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Role # 2 - Beatrice Submit yourself for this role
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Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin. Beatrice is “a pleasant-spirited lady” with a very sharp tongue. She is generous and loving, but, like Benedick, continually mocks other people with elaborately tooled jokes and puns. She wages a war of wits against Benedick and often wins the battles. At the outset of the play, she appears content never to marry.

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Role # 3 - Benedick Submit yourself for this role
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An aristocratic soldier who has recently been fighting under Don Pedro, and a friend of Don Pedro and Claudio. Benedick is very witty, always making jokes and puns. He carries on a “merry war” of wits with Beatrice, but at the beginning of the play he swears he will never fall in love or marry.

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Role # 4 - Party-goers Submit yourself for this role
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Role # 5 - Borachio Submit yourself for this role
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An associate of Don John. Borachio is the lover of Margaret, Hero’s serving woman. He conspires with Don John to trick Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking that Hero is unfaithful to Claudio. His name means “drunkard” in Italian, which might serve as a subtle direction to the actor playing him.

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Role # 6 - Butler Submit yourself for this role
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Role # 7 - Claudio Submit yourself for this role
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A young soldier who has won great acclaim fighting under Don Pedro during the recent wars. Claudio falls in love with Hero upon his return to Messina. His unfortunately suspicious nature makes him quick to believe evil rumors and hasty to despair and take revenge.

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Role # 8 - Conrad Submit yourself for this role
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One of Don John’s more intimate associates, entirely devoted to Don John. Several recent productions have staged Conrad as Don John’s potential male lover, possibly to intensify Don John’s feelings of being a social outcast and therefore motivate his desire for revenge.

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Role # 9 - Dogberry Submit yourself for this role
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The constable in charge of the Watch, or chief policeman, of Messina. Dogberry is very sincere and takes his job seriously, but he has a habit of using exactly the wrong word to convey his meaning. Dogberry is one of the few “middling sort,” or middle-class characters, in the play, though his desire to speak formally and elaborately like the noblemen becomes an occasion for parody.

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Role # 10 - Don John Submit yourself for this role
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The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro; sometimes called “the Bastard.” Don John is melancholy and sullen by nature, and he creates a dark scheme to ruin the happiness of Hero and Claudio. He is the villain of the play; his evil actions are motivated by his envy of his brother’s social authority.

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Role # 11 - Don Pedro Submit yourself for this role
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An important nobleman from Aragon, sometimes referred to as “Prince.” Don Pedro is a longtime friend of Leonato, Hero’s father, and is also close to the soldiers who have been fighting under him—the younger Benedick and the very young Claudio. Don Pedro is generous, courteous, intelligent, and loving to his friends, but he is also quick to believe evil of others and hasty to take revenge. He is the most politically and socially powerful character in the play.

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Role # 12 - Friar Francis Submit yourself for this role
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A Friar who will be performing the marriage between Claudio and Hero, and eventually between Benedick and Beatrice. He is the one who comes up with the plan to clear Hero’s name when she is accused of being unfaithful to Claudio.

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Role # 13 - Hero Submit yourself for this role
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The beautiful young daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice. Hero is lovely, gentle, and kind. She falls in love with Claudio when he falls for her, but when Don John slanders her and Claudio rashly takes revenge, she suffers terribly.

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Role # 14 - Leonato Submit yourself for this role
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A respected, well-to-do, elderly noble at whose home, in Messina, Italy, the action is set. Leonato is the father of Hero and the uncle of Beatrice. As governor of Messina, he is second in social power only to Don Pedro.

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Role # 15 - Margaret Submit yourself for this role
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Hero’s serving woman, who unwittingly helps Borachio and Don John deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful. Unlike Ursula, Hero’s other lady-in-waiting, Margaret is lower class. Though she is honest, she does have some dealings with the villainous world of Don John: her lover is the mistrustful and easily bribed Borachio. Also unlike Ursula, Margaret loves to break decorum, especially with bawdy jokes and teases.

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Role # 16 - Sexton Submit yourself for this role
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An official of the city/courts who guides, with pains, Dogberry and Verges through the legal procedures with Borachio and Conrade.

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Role # 17 - Verges Submit yourself for this role
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The deputy to Dogberry, chief policeman of Messin.

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Role # 18 - Ursula Submit yourself for this role
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One of Hero’s waiting women.

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Role # 19 - Watch 1 Submit yourself for this role
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A member of the Watch underneath the command of Dogberry.

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Role # 20 - Watch 2 Submit yourself for this role
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A member of the Watch underneath the command of Dogberry. Also known as George Seacole. Distinguished because he can read and write.

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Role # 21 - Leonato’s wife Submit yourself for this role
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Role # 22 - Antonio’s son Submit yourself for this role
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Role # 23 - Keystone Cops Submit yourself for this role
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Role # 24 - Flappers Submit yourself for this role
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Role # 25 - Maids Submit yourself for this role
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Role # 26 - Soldiers Submit yourself for this role
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