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BC Drama Department to hold auditions for Shakespeare play

BC Drama Department to hold auditions for Shakespeare play

Tue May 31, 2016

Brazosport College Drama Department will be holding auditions for the Shakespeare in the Glen’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 5 and 6, at the Seidule Drama Theatre.

According to “The Essential Shakespeare Handbook,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is the first notable play in the English language to celebrate characters drawn from the middle class. It is full of settings that were known to members of Shakespeare’s audience because it is set in contemporary London, not a mythical city.

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” has 25 speaking parts, of which half are major roles. A few of the roles are, Falstaff, the lover of life who is in search of a rich widow to pay his debts. Mistress’ Ford and Page are the wives who decide to teach the old fool, Falstaff, a lesson in manners.

Production dates are Thursday through Sunday, July 28 to August 7. No experience is necessary to participate. 

For more information, call (979) 230-3271.