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'Cymbeline'-Louisville, KY - Casting ID # 1595629
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Louisville, KY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 05-31-19
Audition Date 06-30-19 Submission deadline 06-28-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline.

Role # 1 Cymbeline
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King of Britain, is a cranky old man led by the nose by his second wife.


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

Role # 2 Cloten
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is Cymbeline’s stepson, the Queen’s son by her first marriage, and a remarkably stupid man.


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

Role # 3 Posthumus Leonatus
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is a young man of good family whose father died before his birth.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 4 Belarius
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is a banished lord who calls himself Morgan. Once one of Cymbeline’s greatest generals, he was falsely accused of treason and in revenge kidnapped the King’s two young sons with the help of their nurse Euriphile, whom he married.


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

Role # 5 Guiderius
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known as Polydore, is Cymbeline’s eldest son, but is unaware of this fact as he was kidnapped at the age of three by Belarius and brought up by him as a hunter in a cave along with his younger brother Arviragus.


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

Role # 6 Arviragus
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known as Cadwal, is Cymbeline’s second son, but is aware of this fact as he was kidnapped at the age of two by Belarius and brought up by him as a hunter in a cave along with his elder brother Guiderius.


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

Role # 7 Philario
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is an old Roman nobleman who was a friend of Posthumus’s father and welcomes the son as an honored guest when he is banished to Rome.


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

Role # 8 Jachimo
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is a young Italian nobleman, the brother of the ruler of Sienna, and a rascal with a low opinion of women’s morality.


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

Role # 9 Caius Lucius
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is a noble Roman, an ambassador to the British court who is later given command of the invading Roman army.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 10 Pisanio
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is Posthumus’s servant, a loyal man who acts in his master’s best interests even when commanded otherwise.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 11 Cornelius
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is a physician at Cymbeline’s court who has been teaching the Queen the medicinal use of plants.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 12 Philharmonus
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The Soothsayer accompanies Lucius when the latter invades Britain, providing divinations, though he manages to completely misinterpret his premonitory dream.


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

Role # 13 Roman Captain
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The Roman Captain reports to Lucius on the progress of the reinforcements the general has asked for, and sees whether Fidele/Imogen is alive when the Romans find him/her asleep on a headless corpse.


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

Role # 14 Frenchman
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A Frenchman is one of Philario’s friends, who met Posthumus once in France, where he managed to stop a quarrel between the Briton and some other Frenchmen.


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

Role # 15 Queen
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The Queen is Cymbeline’s second wife, a beautiful widow, and a rather classic evil stepmother.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 16 Imogen
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is Cymbeline’s daughter and the heir to his throne.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 17 Helen
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Helen is a lady attending on Imogen, who has no use for Cloten but is not averse to taking his gold, though she does him no favors in return.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 18 British Soldiers
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[mute roles] seize Posthumus at their captain’s command when he claims to be a Roman.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 19 British Lord
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A British Lord fled from the battle against the Romans, and is amazed to find that the battle was won after his departure. He is taken aback at Posthumus’s rage.


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

Role # 20 First Jailer
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The First Jailer is very familiar with taverns, and does not think of death as any great evil; in fact, he thinks death something of a convenience.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 21 Second Jailer
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is not a particularly sympathetic man.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 22 Jupiter
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is King of the Gods, and does not appreciate being told by a pack of ghosts that he is unjust.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 23 Sicilius Leonatus
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Apparition of Sicilius Leonatus is the ghost of Posthumus’s father, and thinks that Jupiter really ought to have better things to do than make Posthumus miserable.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 24 Matron
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Apparition of the Matron is the ghost of Posthumus’s mother, who died in childbirth; she thinks that Jupiter really ought to have better things to do than make Posthumus miserable.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 25 Eldest brother
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Apparition of First Brother of Posthumus is the ghost of Posthumus’s eldest brother, who died in the war and still bears his wounds.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 26 Second-older brother
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Apparition of Second Brother of Posthumus is the ghost of Posthumus’s second-older brother, who died in the war and still bears his wounds.


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

Role # 27 Guard
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[mute role] seizes Guiderius when the latter admits to having killed Cloten.


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

Role # 28 1st British Captain
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First British Captain is deeply gratified at the British victory, and properly grateful to the mysterious men who achieved it.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 29 2nd British Captain
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Second British Captain noticed the presence of the rather poor-looking man who helped the other three that won the battle. He does not like Romans much.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 30 Tribune
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Double-checks the Emperor’s orders with the Senators, and clarifies the reasoning behind them.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 31 The First Gentleman
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Has been at Cymbeline’s court for many years, knows most of the gossip, and does not mind sharing it.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 32 The Second Gentleman
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is apparently newly-arrived at court, for he does not know either the latest gossip or the old.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 33 The First Lord
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is one of Cloten’s sycophants, following him about and fawning on him, boosting his self-esteem.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 34 The Second Lord
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The Second Lord is one of Cloten’s sycophants, though he much prefers mocking him behind his back.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 35 Lady Attendant
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On the Queen gathers flowers and plants for the Queen’s ‘medical’ experiments.


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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 36 Other Ladies
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Attending on the Queen gather flowers and plants for the Queen’s ‘medical’ experiments.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 37 A Dutchman
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[mute role] is one of Philario’s friends.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 38 A Spaniard
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[mute role] is one of Philario’s friends.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 39 Singer
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A Singer and musicians sing an aubade to Imogen at Cloten’s command.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 40 Messenger
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A Messenger announces Caius Lucius’s approach to Cymbeline.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 41 First Senator
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Announces the Emperor’s decision to send the nobility to fight in Britain rather than the professional soldiers, who are busy elsewhere.


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Age: from 18 to 60
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Role # 42 Second Senator
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Confirms that Lucius will lead the invasion of Britain.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
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