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Auditions for King Lear-Jackson, MS - Casting ID # 1560266
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Jackson, MS Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-09-17
Audition Date 03-13-18 Submission deadline 03-12-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The play's action centers on an aging king who decides to divvy up his kingdom between his three daughters (Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia) in order to avoid any conflict after his death. Early retirement and the division of the kingdom turn out to be a big no-no. Lear's actions end up destroying his family, tearing apart the kingdom, and causing a big old war, leaving just about everyone dead by the play's end.

Role # 1 Lear
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King of England. Old and tired of the duties of kingship, he decides to retire, and to split his kingdom between his three daughters and their husbands.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 King of France
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Has come to England to woo Lear’s remaining unwed daughter, Cordelia.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Duke of Burgundy
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Has come to England to woo Lear’s remaining unwed daughter, Cordelia.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Cornwall
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The husband of Lear’s second daughter, Regan, and becomes ruler of half of England when Lear passes on the government of the realm to his daughters and their husbands.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 5 Albany
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The husband of Lear’s eldest daughter, Goneril, and becomes ruler of half of England when Lear passes on the government of the realm to his daughters and their husbands.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 6 Earl of Kent
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An old man who has served Lear faithfully for years, and is one of his most loyal subjects and friends.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Earl of Gloucester
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An old, white-bearded courtier of Lear’s.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Edgar
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The Earl of Gloucester’s legitimate son and heir, and Lear’s godson.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 5 to 12

Role # 9 Edmund
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Gloucester’s illegitimate son. Though presently at court, he has been away for nine years, and his father intends him to leave again soon.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 10 Curan
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An acquaintance of Edmund’s, who has heard rumors that Albany and Cornwall are quarreling and tries to verify them.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 11 Oswald
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Goneril’s steward. A haughty fellow, he is all too willing to obey his mistress’ orders to treat Lear and his men with no respect.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 12 Old Man
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Has been a retainer of the Earl of Gloucester all his life, over eighty years.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 13 A Doctor
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Ministers to Lear when he is found and brought to Cordelia’s tent.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 14 The Fool
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Lear’s jester.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 15 A Herald
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Reads out the proclamation that brings Edgar to fight Edmund.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 16 First Messenger
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Thcomes from Gloucester’s house to announce to Albany and Goneril that Cornwall is dead, and Gloucester blinded.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 17 Second Messenger
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Announces Edmund’s death.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 French Messenger
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Announces to Cordelia that the British army is advancing on her forces.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 First Servant
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Has been one of Cornwall’s employees since his childhood.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 20 Second Servant
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Horrified at what Cornwall does to Gloucester, and concludes that if he gets away with it there is no justice on earth and one might as well do all that one wishes.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Third Servant
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Horrified at what happens to Gloucester and particularly at Regan’s role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 22 Goneril
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Lear’s eldest daughter, and the wife of the Duke of Albany.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 23 Regan
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Lear’s second daughter, and the wife of the Duke of Cornwall.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 24 Cordelia
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Lear’s youngest daughter, and something of a goody-goody. She has always been her father’s favorite, a quiet and obedient girl.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 5 to 12

Role # 25 A Knight
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One of the hundred attending on Lear at Goneril’s house.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 26 First Gentleman
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Lear’s train comes to the King to announce that his horses are ready for their departure.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 27 Second Gentleman
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Follows Goneril to keep an eye on her at Albany’s command.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 28 First Captain
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Given orders by Edmund to hang Cordelia and make it look like suicide.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 29 Second Captain
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Commands the herald to sound his trumpet.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60