Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16+

Author(s): Jean Marlow


Finding good, interesting audition pieces is a demanding and difficult process. This revised edition contains over 40 speeches and includes a wide selection of pieces taken from plays written or produced recently, such as Nathan the Wise, All the Ordinary Angels, The Woman Before (first performed at the Royal Court in 2005), Oleanna, (David Mamet), Pygmalion and New Boy. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages, taken from both classical and modern plays, to suit all audition requirements. There is also an introductory section containing advice from directors and casting directors on how to audition successfully, advice on attending drama schools and how to audition successfully.


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New edition of best-selling audition book - a third of the speeches are new to this edition Extracts for male and females roles taken from recent and well-known productions Speeches have been tried and tested by students and exam boards Includes advice from directors and casting directors from organisations such as RSC, RADA and Hampstead Youth Theatre

Jean Marlow has run The Actors' Theatre School in London for a number of years and is an experienced actress and teacher. She has edited several audition speeches books for A&C Black.

*Acknowledgements *Preface *Introduction *Why Go To Drama School (Tim Reynolds, Academy Drama School; Roland Rees, Director; Robert Croucher, President of American Academy of Arts) *Developing Extra Skills (Tona de Brett, singing coach; Sylvia Carson, actress and choreographer) *More About Auditioning (Anji Carroll, casting director; Gabrielle Dawes, deputy casting director at National Theatre) *Out On Your Own (Alan Ayckbourn; Vicky Ireland, Artistic Director, Polka Theatre; Jonathon Siddall, Artistic Director, Hampstead Theatre) *Advice From The Actors (Pat Keen, Michael Conrad, Rebecca Callard) *A Word About the Speeches (Choosing a speech; Shakespeare's Plays; Valeria King, Head of Drama at Laine Theatre Arts) *Audition Speeches for Men Wint Selby, Ah! Wilderness Guy Bennett, Another Country Serpent, Back to Methuselah Freddie, A Brief History of Helen of Troy or Everything Will Be Different Morgan Evans, The Corn is Green Honey, Cressida Billy, The Cripple of Inishmaan Sloane, Entertaining Mr Sloane Steve, Flatmates Tom, The Glass Menagerie Youngblood, Jitney Raleigh, Journey's End Harry, Love On The Dole Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream Moses, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an The Templar, Nathan the Wise Mark, New Boy Romeo, Romeo and Juliet Lee, School Play Tony Lumpkin, She Stoops to Conquer Oggy Moxon, Teechers Dog, The Wtich of Edmonton *Audition Speeches for Women Agnes, Agnes of God Lulu, All the Ordinary Angels Joni, Ancient Lights Charlotte, A Brief History of Helen of Troy or Everything Will Be Different Grusha, The Caucasian Chalk Circle Nicola, City of Sugar Margaret Knox, Fanny's First Play Lynn, Flatmates Mabel Chiltern, An Ideal Husband Rena, Jitney Angela, Like a Virgin Girleen, The Lonesome West Sally, Love on the Dole Frankie, Member of the Wedding Mercy, Mercy Fine Frehia, Mercy Fine Rachel, Nathan the Wise Carol, Oleanna Mary Mooney, Once A Catholic Sally Stokes, The Passing-Out Parade Eliza Doolittle, Pygmalion Lucy, The Rivals Juliet, Romeo and Juliet Charlie, School Play Heavenly, Sweet Bird of Youth Ruby, When We Are Married Lue, The Winterling Tina, The Woman Before *More Ideas for Speeches for Men Mozart, Amadeus Carl, Madame Melville Derek, Once A Catholic George, Presence Andi, The Woman Before *More Ideas for Speeches for Women Linda, Enter a Free Man Pearl, House and Garden Elke, Presence Maire, Translations Pace, The Trestle at Pope Lick Park *Useful Addresses *Copyright Holders

General Fields

  • : 9780713678895
  • : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • : Methuen Drama
  • : 0.186
  • : September 2006
  • : 216mm X 135mm X 12mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean Marlow
  • : Paperback
  • : 2
  • : English
  • : 160