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Designed to offer a full range of material, this volume contains a collection of fifty audition speeches selected from the finest plays of the last thirty years.
A collection of fifty audition speeches for women selected from plays of the last twenty years. Audition pieces.
A collection of fifty audition speeches for men selected from the finest plays of the last thirty years Annika Bluhm has compiled pieces from mainstream contemporary classics as well as cutting-edge plays from the last ten years. They cover a wide range of mood and character, from comedy to tragedy, from youth to old age. Each piece is accompanied by a synopsis setting the extract firmly in context Contains an introduction from the editor with a note of advice for those preparing audition pieces. Annika Bluhm is herself an actress and worked for one year at French's Bookshop, prior to training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In the course of compiling this collection of fifty audition speeches from some of our finest contemporary playwrights, she interviewed a number of directors from small companies to major institutions. She has also compiled The Methuen Audition Book for Women.
Brings together a range of pieces from stage plays and fiction which offer the young actor an opportunity to explore a range of roles and will provide a resource book for teachers and performers alike, whether it is for monologues, auditions, festivals, examination or performance.
This is a selection of speeches for women drawn from the great landmark plays of the 20th century. An appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editor's introductions and commentaries, which set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context
The volume includes monologues of all types - from serious to comic and shades in between - to provide a varied, dramatic challenge for any actor, professional, student or amateur. Here is an invaluable resource for auditions, acting classes, competitions and rehearsals.
A selection of speeches drawn from the great landmark plays of the twentieth century.
Teaches actors how to develop verbal skills in order to release the expressive potential of language.
Stressing that being involved in the theatre is not just about acting (directing, desiging, publicity), and that drama training can lead to a variety of jobs outside the theatre (from arts administration to teacher), Careers in the Theatre provides advice for those wishing to begin a career in the theatre.
Selected by Anne Harvey, an experienced actress, director, writer and adjudicator, these scenes are suitable for performance at auditions, solo acting classes, festivals and examinations. Ranging from Renaissance to contemporary literature, the pieces are varied in content, tone and style and are equipped with an introduction setting the context. Writers include: Edward Bond, Ken Campbell, David Crampton, Caryl Churchill, Noël Coward, Monica Dickens, Lisa Evans, Dario Fo, John Ford, David Hare, Jonathan Harvey, Lillian Hellman, Adrian Henri, Robert Holman, Moliere, Willy Russell, Diane Samuels, G B Shaw, David Storey, Frank Wedekind and many more...
An invaluable selection of pieces resource for actors working in radio, theatre or television.
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
New Monologues for Women features forty monologues from plays published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama recently. The monologues are selected by the editor, Geoffrey Colman, on account of their relevance to drama school students and recent graduates entering the profession. Each monologue is preceded by an introductory paragraph, written by the editor, outlining the setting, character type, and point in the plot. Suggestions are offered for staging, character interpretation, points of significance in the text, and how to draw from decisions made in professional productions. This collection is the go-to resource for the auditioning actor with an insatiable appetite for new, original and excellent material.
This book of contemporary monologues for women includes pieces from the best of the last three decades of contemporary playwriting, from Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery to Charlotte Jones and Mark Ravenhill. Including extracts from plays by award-winning British playwrights, there are pieces both serious and comic providing the actor with all the challenges of performing contemporary plays. The book is an invaluable resource for auditions, acting class, competitions and rehearsals. A fuller appreciation of each monologue is provided by Chrys Salt's invaluable commentaries, giving clues as to possible direction and setting each piece in the context of the play as a whole. Praise for Chrys Salt's Make Acting Work: "A really useful book for every actor to own" Prunella Scales; "This book should be part of every resourceful actor's armoury" Annette Badland
Offers over 50 audition speeches celebrating the outstanding English, American and Continental dramatists of this century. The work of Amouilh, Arden, Baldwin, Barnes, Beckett, Behan, De Filippo, Gorky, Lorca, Mamet, Miller, Pirandello, Sartre and Wedekind is represented in monologues for men.
Offers actors tips, techniques, and strategies designed to help them improve their presentation of narrative speeches.
Three plays by well-known American playwright, David Mamet. His play "American Buffalo" won an Obie Award and opened on Broadway in 1977 and at the National Theatre in 1978. His greatest hits, "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Oleanna" followed in 1983 and 1993 respectively.
A collection of fifty audition speeches for men selected from the finest plays of the last twenty years. The selections come from mainstream contemporary classics and important emerging work. Many of the playwrights represented here have received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Included are Jim Cartwright's Road, Caryl Churchill's Serious Money, David Edgar's Maydays, Martin McDonagh's the Beauty Queen of Leenane, Ron Hutchinson's Rat in the Skull, Ntozake Shange's Spell #7, and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, as well as work by Max Frisch, Edward Bond, Terry Johnson, Alan Ayckbourn, and others. he speeches cover a wide range of mood and character, from comedy to tragedy, from youth to old age, offering the actor a rich choice of new material. Each piece is accompanied by a synopsis setting the extract firmly in its context. The volume is introduced by the editor with a note of advice drawn from interviews with experienced directors. Book jacket.
"There was no writer like him. . . prophetic assurance mixed with surrealistic humour and hard-edged social satire: a unique combination" (Arthur Miller) This volume brings together fresh new translations of four of his most popular plays, more than ever relevant today. In R. U. R., the Robot - an idea Çapek was the first to invent - gradually takes over all aspects of human existence except procreation; The Insect Play is a satirical fable in which beetles, butterflies and ants give dramatic form to different philosophies of life; The Makropulos Case is a fantasy about human mortality, finally celebrating the average lifespan; The White Plague is a savage and anguished satire against fascist dictatorship and the virus of inhumanity.
Mastering the Shakespeare Audition is a handbook for actors of all ages and experience, whether auditioning for a professional role or a place in drama school. Many actors have no idea where to start in preparing a Shakespeare audition speech. Yet many auditions – professional or drama school – require a well-delivered classical monologue. Mastering the Shakespeare Audition shows performers how to focus rehearsal time and spend it well. Starting with how to choose a piece that plays to each actor's particular strength, casting director Donna Soto-Morettini provides a series of timed exercises and rehearsal techniques that will allow any actor to feel confident and truly prepared for performance – in sessions totalling just 35 hours. Offering progressive and clearly marked exercises detailing the time necessary both to read and complete the work, Mastering the Shakespeare Audition also features extended exercises for those with more time to spare, allowing a deeper understanding of the ideas and skills involved.

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