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Production: 'R II' (See all 3 roles)

Actor B (Chorus / Ensemble)

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Production Details

Casting "R II," based on "Richard II," conceived and directed by Jessica Kubzansky with text by William Shakespeare.

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Males & Females, ages 25-45, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Actor B: (Chorus / Ensemble) plays chiefly Bolingbroke, and Queen Isabel, briefly The Duke of York, then Aumerle, Lord Ross, the Groom.
The essence of Bolingbroke, which will really be the key for this actor, is as follows: Intelligent, honorable, passionate, one who cares how s/he is perceived by the populace, one who understands tools of manipulation to achieve political gain, who actually has empathy for even the arrogant assholes of the world, and finds him/herself shocked and surprised by how difficult it is to achieve kingship, even when right and the people are on his/her side. A master manipulator (in the non-pejorative sense), a person with a powerful sense of right and wrong, one who is not afraid to seek justice/retribution as long as it seems fair, and unaware when the journey starts how difficult it actually is to be a ruler.