Without eliminating any characters, the smallest cast is:
Speaking roles: 13 men, 3 women
Actor 1: Prologue, Earl of Surrey, Sir Nicholas Vaux, Epilogue
Actor 2: Cardinal Wolsey, Doctor Butts, Garter King-at-Arms
Actor 3: Lord Capuchius, Duke of Buckingham, Cromwell
Actor 4: Duke of Norfolk, Crier
Actor 5: Gardiner, Lord Abergavenny, 1st Scribe
Actor 6: Sir Henry Guildford, Wolsey’s 1st Secretary, Porter’s Man, 3rd Gentleman, 2nd Scribe, Gentleman, Messenger
Actor 7: Cardinal Campeius, Cranmer, Lord Sands, Wolsey’s 2nd Secretary
Actor 8: Gardiner’s Page, Brandon, 1st Gentleman, Gentleman-Usher Griffiths
Actor 9: Sir Antony Denny, Sergeant-at-Arms, 2nd Gentleman
Actor 10: King Henry VIII
Actor 11: Duke of Suffolk, Buckingham’s Surveyor, Servant
Actor 12: Bishop of Lincoln, Sir Thomas Lovell, Doorkeeper of the Council, Porter
Actor 13: Lord Chamberlain
Actor 1: Old Lady, Patience
Actor 2: Anne Bullen, Gentlewoman
Actor 3: Queen Katherine
6 Vision dancers/maskers; also fill out the processions.
Do you have any casting alternatives?
Last Edit: 4 years 5 months ago by William Shakespeare.
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