Audition Speeches for Women

Audition Speeches for Women

by Jean Marlow (Editor)


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This revised edition contains several new speeches, many of which are taken from plays written and produced during the last five years. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages to suit all audition requirements.

An introductory section contains invaluable comments from directors, casting directors, actors and teachers. Among those contributing are Sir Peter Hall, National Theatre Director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Robert Palmer, voice teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; casting director Doreen Jones; Tim Reynolds, Principal of the Academy Drama School; stage and film dialect coach Penny Dyer; and Barry Grantham, director and exponent of Commedia dell'Arte.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780713674132
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Series: Audition Speeches
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jean Marlow has run The Actors' Theatre School in London for a number of years and is an experienced actress and teacher.

Table of Contents

acknowledgements vii

preface viii

more about auditioning 1

The drama school audition 2

Principal of the Academy Drama School Tim Reynolds 2

Senior Voice Tutor, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Robert Palmer 4

Working today in professional theatre 5

The Peter Hall Company Sir Peter Hall 5

Developing extra skills 6

Agent and Personal Manager Jacqueline Leggo 6

Opera and Recital Singer - coaching actors for musicals Jean Hombuckle 6

Specialising in Commedia dell'Arte and physical theatre Barry Grantham 7

Dialect Coach Penny Dyer 8

Advice from the actors 9

Samantha Power 9

Matt Plant 10

Auditioning for films and television 11

Casting Director Doreen Jones 11

Auditioning for voiceovers and radio drama 13

RSC actress and former member of the BBC Radio Drama Company Patricia Leventon 13

Examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Carol Schroder 14

A word about the speeches 14

audition speeches for women 17

more ideas for speeches 104

useful addresses 115

copyright holders 116

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