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Audition Preparation


​​Audition information​

​​Applicants are required to prepare two monologues, of a contrasting nature, each no longer than three minutes in length. 

    1. ​One of your own choice which should be a speech or scene from the contemporary repertoire of any country.
    2. One to be chosen from the following selections:

​​    Note: these selections are to be performed without texts. Line numbers are approximate.



​​Ma​​le roles​​​

​Female ​​roles​

Julius Caesar
Antony: act 3, Scene 1, Lines 254-275
"O, parson me, thou bleeding piece of earth..." through "With carrion men, groaning for burial."
All's Well That Ends Well
Helena: act 3, scene 2, lines 99-129
"Till I have no wife, I have nothing in France..." through "For with the dark, cold thief, I'll steal away."
King John
Bastard: act 2, scene 1, lines 561-598
"Mad world! mad kings! mad composition!" through "Gain, be my lord, for I will worship thee."
Imogen: act 3, scene 6, lines 1-27
"I see a man's life is a tedious one..." through "Such a foe, good heavens!"
Lago: act 1, scene 3, lines 389-410
"Thus do i ever make my fool my purse..." through "Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light."
As You Like It
Phebe: act 3, scene 5, lines 8-26
I would not be thy executioner..." through "That can do hurt."
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo: act 5, scene 2, lines 74-120
"Let me peruse this face..." through "Thus with a kiss I die."
Gertrude: act 4, scene 7, lines 166-183
"There is a willow grows aslant a brook," through "To muddy death".
The Two Gentleman of Verona
Launce: act 4, scene 4, lines 1-36
"When a man's servant shall play the cur..." through "Didst thou ever see me do such a trick?"
Twelfth Night
Viola: act 2, scene 2, lines 18-42
"I left no ring with her..." through "It is too hard a knot for me to untie."
King Lear
Edmond: act 1, scene 2, lines 1-22
"Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law..." through "Now, gods, stand up for bastards!"
​King John
Constance: act 3, scene 1, lines 1-26
"Gone to be married! gone to swear a peace!" through "But this one word, whether thy tale be true."
Twelfth Night
Sabastian: act 4, scene 3, lines 1-21
"This is the air; that is the glorious sun;" through "That is deceivable. But here the lady comes."
The Two Gentleman of Verona
Julia: act 1, scene 2, lines 101-126
"Nay, would I were so angered..." through "Now kiss, embrance, contend, do what you will."
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Puck: act 3, scene 2, lines 6-34
"My mistress with a monster is in love." through "Titania waked and straightway loved an ass."
Romeo and Juliet
​Juliet: act 3, scene 2
"Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?" through "Where is my father, and my mother, nurse?


Chair, Theatre Program

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FA315
Phone: (709) 639-6485