Which text to choose for an audition ? 2/7: Classical male text

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You are going to audition for a school, a casting or an internship ? But you don't know which text to choose ? We are here to help you!

You will regularly find four categories of texts that you will be asked to audition for the theatre, namely 

  • Classical texts 
  • Contemporary texts 
  • Monologues 
  • The free courses 

Today we are going to focus on classical texts for men.

You will find the proposals of classical texts for women here. 

We speak of classical texts for texts generally going in a repertoire between the 16th century and the end of the 19th century. 

Below is a list of dialogue for men in the lead role with a male line 

  • Dom Juan (Molière, Act I, scene 2): Dom Juan - Sganarelle  
  • Dom Juan (Molière, Act I, scene 2): Dom Juan - Sganarelle 
  • Les fourberies de Scapin (Molière, Act I, scene 2) : Octave - Scapin 
  • Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Molière, Act III, scene 9) : Cléonte - Covielle
  • Le Misanthrope (Molière, Act I, scene 1) : Alceste - Philinte 

And here mixed scenes for a male lead with a female cue :

  • Le Malade imaginaire (Molière, Act II, scene 8) : Louison - Argan 
  • Le Médecin malgré lui (Molière, Act I, scene 1) : Sganarelle - Martine 
  • Les Femmes savantes (Molière, Act IV, scene 3) : Clitandre - Trissotin 
  • Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard (Marivaux, Act I, scene 7) : Silvia - Dorante
  • Richard III (Shakespeare, Act I, scene 2): Richard - Lady Anne

Start by reading the entire play to understand the issues.

Preferably choose texts that speak to you personally and that are close to your age. 

Have an outside view ? 

Before you start, think about practicing in public! A sharp eye will help guide you in your staging and interpretation. 

At Apolline, you can ask our teachers for advice in our acting classes dedicated to interpretation!