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Auditioned for First Folio Shakespeare Festival yesterday. Was confused when the artistic director called to schedule it, as I was positive that was one of the listings whose resume submission deadline passed without my notice while I was up to my eyebrows in RPG stuff last month. Much became clear when I got there yesterday and realized she was the lady who asked me at the Bailiwick combined auditions if anyone had ever told me I looked like Hayley Mills. Suddenly very glad I did Imogen there because I didn't have two contemporary pieces up. :-)

Yesterday I did Titania (the 'forgeries of jealousy' speech, my all-time fave for reasons I'll have to muse on here sometime) and Rosalind (pleading with Celia to tell her who this guy is she saw in the forest already!!!). The latter was a new one for me, and I'll definitely have to use it more often. It's hard to find a good funny monologue for a women -- all my favorite comedy stuff is the rapid-fire give-and-take. This one is nice and short, so it makes a good complement to the slightly long Titania piece when I have limited time to do two. It has lots of fun rhythm stuff to play with besides just the amusement factor of this chick about to jump out of her skin with adolescent impatience, my favorite being the "I would thou could'st stammer" bit, which is the most amazing marriage of sound and sense, like, ever. Try and say it, and you'll see what I mean:

I would thou could'st stammer, that thou couldst pour out this concealed man as wines are poured from a narrow-mouthed bottle, either too much at once or none at all.

Just. Too. Cool.

Overall, I think it went okay. Not holding my breath, of course. Besides the fact that I never do, they're definitely a solid rung up the professional ladder from where I've been. So it's a nice egoboo just that she invited me on the strength of seeing me at Bailiwick (on a night when I don't think I was at my best). Now I'm hopehopehoping for a callback, although it'll be dicey since they're having them on the 18th and 19th -- a/k/a the first two days of tech week for The Enchanted. Ack! But dude, if anything is worth it...

Way Cool Thing: their performance venue is literally five minutes from my day job. I'm resisting the temptation to call it kismet...

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geonncannon
Jan. 12th, 2004 11:26 pm (UTC)
Ophelia Icon
Just had to point this out....

On last night's episode of Cold Case, entitled Hubris, Lilly Rush investigated the 5-year-old murder (and new murder) of women who were strangled and dumped in a river posed like the painting of Ophelia in your icon.

Just kind of surprised me when I saw it on my friend's page! ;-D
wiliqueen
Jan. 13th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Ophelia Icon
*chuckle* Yeah, that would give me a start!

I'll have to see if there's a good ep guide with images, and link to it next time I update my Ophelia page...
geonncannon
Jan. 13th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Ophelia Icon
*chuckle* Yeah, that would give me a start!
I'll have to see if there's a good ep guide with images, and link to it next time I update my Ophelia page...


There's also some quotes about Ophelia. They read Cliff's Notes versions of Shakespeare plays trying to find it.

Jeffries: "Oh! 'And they call me Shylock'" (or something to that effect)
Lilly: "That's not the quote."
Jeffries: "I know, but it's the first thing I've understood in over an hour."
ex_aardie509
Jan. 13th, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
I love that Titania speech. *sighs* For school, we did MSND and the way it was done was so cool. They had two people playing Puck - one dressed in a suit and all nice, the other put in black makeup to look all feral. It was amazing!

Wishing you heaps of luck and fun fun!
wiliqueen
Jan. 13th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
I love that Titania speech. *sighs*

*nods vigorously* Totally makes the role, imho. It's almost a shame that it happens so early -- from there on in, it's kinda "Ennnhh, drool on the donkey and go home." ;->

They had two people playing Puck - one dressed in a suit and all nice, the other put in black makeup to look all feral. It was amazing!

Oh, cool. I would love to have seen that.
jennetj
Jan. 13th, 2004 03:22 am (UTC)
I saw their production of Macbeth a couple of years ago and it was quite serviceable--it was particularly effective, in the opening battle, to have the soldiers running full-tilt through the field and starting to fight before they ever reached the stage. Best of luck.
wiliqueen
Jan. 13th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
Outdoor theatre has its headaches, but there are certainly advantages too. We took similar advantage of it at ATC with the fairies for the closing of Midsummer, wending our way through the audience as Oberon called us together, and then again on the way out, blessing the theatrical house along with Theseus'.

Thanks for the luck -- always welcome! :-)
calyx
Jan. 13th, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC)
Shakespeare always makes me smile or cry. It is so wonderful.

Hi! :)
wiliqueen
Jan. 13th, 2004 10:05 pm (UTC)
Shakespeare always makes me smile or cry. It is so wonderful.

Yup. Just never gets old, y'know? I'm very lucky to have gotten to spend as much of my life performing it as I have. Want more!

And 'hi' yourself! :-D
calyx
Jan. 14th, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
Want more!

I can understand that. It can become an addiction. Much like LJ. *g*
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