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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead-Albany, NY - Casting ID # 1581418
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Albany, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-26-18
Audition Date 12-11-18 Submission deadline 12-08-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.


Role # 1 Rosencrantz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A gentleman and childhood friend of Hamlet. Along with his companion, Guildenstern, Rosencrantz seeks to uncover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior but finds himself confused by his role in the action of the play. Rosencrantz has a carefree and artless personality that masks deep dread about his fate.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Guildenstern
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A gentleman and childhood friend of Hamlet. Accompanied by Rosencrantz, Guildenstern tries to discover what is plaguing Hamlet as well as his own purpose in the world. Although frequently disconcerted by the world around him, Guildenstern is a meditative man who believes that he can understand his life.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 The Player
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The leader of the traveling actors known as the Tragedians. The Player is an enigmatic figure. His cunning wit and confident air suggest that he knows more than he is letting on. The impoverished state of his acting troupe makes him eager to please others, but only on his own terms.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Tragedians
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A group of traveling male actors. The Tragedians specialize in melodramatic and sensationalistic performances, and they are willing to engage in sexual entertainments if the price is right.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Hamlet
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The prince of Denmark and a childhood friend of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Hamlet is thrown into a deep personal crisis when his father dies and his uncle takes the throne and marries Hamlet’s mother. Hamlet’s strange behavior confuses the other characters, especially Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Claudius
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Hamlet’s uncle and the new king of Denmark. Claudius is a sinister character who tries to exploit the friendship between Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern and Hamlet to learn what Hamlet believes about the king’s marriage to Gertrude.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Gertrude
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Hamlet’s mother and the queen of Denmark. Although she has disgraced herself by marrying Claudius so soon after her husband’s death, Gertrude does seem to care for Hamlet’s well-being and sincerely hopes that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern can help her son.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Polonius
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A member of the Danish court and adviser to Claudius. Polonius is a shifty man, willing to interrogate Hamlet and even spy on him to learn what he wants to know.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Ophelia
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The daughter of Polonius and Hamlet’s former beloved. Ophelia spends the play in a state of shock and anguish as a result of Hamlet’s bizarre conduct.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Laertes
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The son of Polonius and brother of Ophelia. Laertes does not appear in the action of the play, but his corpse appears in the final scene.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Horatio
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A friend and schoolmate of Hamlet.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Fortinbras
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The nephew of the King of Norway.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Musicians
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Featured role.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Soldiers
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Featured role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Courtiers
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Featured role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -