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February 26, 2010

Playing the roles of Viola/Cesario, by Lindsey Lamb

Filed under: Back Stage Blog — julianw @ 4:41 pm

Playing the roles of Viola/Cesario has been a wonderful experience for me.  When I was first cast in the role of Viola I was very excited to get to sink my teeth into such a meaty role.  Little did I know how much fun I was really going to have.

Before rehearsals even started, our director JulianWiles and I discussed what changes I would need to make to portray a man, Cesario.  In rehearsals we started with some vocal changes.  I worked on making my voice deeper as well as adding a bit of a dialect. We also played around with my physicality as Cesario.  One thing we worked hard at was that my portrayal of Cesario didn’t come across as a caricature.  Once I kind of found a groove for Cesario I started to play around with Viola some.  It really helped to establish some strong choices for her.  One challenge for me during rehearsals was trying to remember which character I was in certain scenes.   The flipping back and forth between Viola and Cesario got a little confusing at times. Thankfully now we have found a good flow : )

It has been a lot of fun to play “one of the guys” in this show.  I definitely get to do some things physically that women don’t normally do.  And I have to say getting ready before the show has never been quicker!   I do enjoy getting to wear some “womens weeds” at the end of the show. 

I hope you get a chance to experience the Roaring 20’s with us because we are having a blast!


From left to right: Former Charleston Stage Resident Actor's Lindsey Lamb as Cesario and Amber Mann as Olivia.



From left to right: Former Charleston Stage Resident Actor's Lindsey Lamb as Cesario and Kyle W. Barnette as Malvolio.

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