Audition Speeches for Younger Actors 16+ / Edition 1

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Audition speeches for actors aged 16-18, selected by Jean Marlow. Includes advice from actors, casting directors and teachers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878301522
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,469,400
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Marlow with her co-director Eamonn Jones, runs The Actors' Theatre School in London and is an experienced actress and teacher. She is also the author of Actors' Audition Speeches, Actresses' Audition Speeches, Classical Auditions books for Men and Women, Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds, Audition Speeches for Men, and Audition Speeches for Women.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3
Why Go to Drama School? 5
Tim Reynolds: Principal of the Academy Drama School 5
Roland Rees: Theatre director and founder of the Foco Novo Theatre Company 7
Roger Croucher: President of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York 9
Developing Extra Skills 10
Tona de Brett ARCM: Singing coach 10
Sylvia Carson: Actress and choreographer 11
More about Auditioning 13
Anji Carroll: Casting director for theatre, film and television 13
Gabrielle Dawes: Senior Casting Assistant, Royal Shakespeare Company 14
Out on Your Own 16
Alan Ayckbourn: Playwright and Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 16
Vicky Ireland: Artistic Director, Polka Theatre for Children 17
Patrick Young: Founder of Streets Alive - a theatre company for young homeless people 19
Advice from the Actors 21
Pat Keen 21
Michael Conrad 22
Rebecca Callard 23
A Word about the Speeches 23
Choosing a Speech 25
Shakespeare's Plays 26
Valerie King BA (Hons) Cert Ed, LLAM (Hons), LGSM: Head of Drama, Laine Theatre Arts; Examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) 27
Audition Speeches for Men 29
Valentine: After Juliet, Sharman Macdonald 30
Wint Selby: Ah! Wilderness, Eugene O'Neill 32
Guy Bennett: Another Country, Julian Mitchell 34
Morgan Evans: The Corn is Green, Emlyn Williams 36
Honey: Cressida, Nicholas Wright 38
Billy: The Cripple of Inishmaan, Martin McDonagh 40
Sloane: Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Joe Orton 42
Steve: Flatmates, Ellen Dryden 44
Tom: The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams 46
Raleigh: Journey's End, R. C. Sherriff 48
Harry: Love on the Dole, Ronald Gow and Walter Greenwood 50
Carl: Madame Melville, Richard Nelson 52
George: Presence, David Harrower 54
Danny: The Present, Nick Ward 56
Romeo: Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare 58
Lee: School Play, Suzy Almond 60
Tony Lumpkin: She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith 62
Dalton: The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Naomi Wallace 64
Addition Speeches for Women 67
Rosaline: After Juliet, Sharman Macdonald 68
Agnes: Agnes of God, John Pielmeier 70
Joni: Ancient Lights, Shelagh Stephenson 72
Mabel Chiltern: An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde 74
Linda: Apart from George, Nick Ward 76
Thomasina: Arcadia, Tom Stoppard 78
Paribanou: The Champion of Paribanou, Alan Ayckbourn 80
Nicola: City Sugar, Stephen Poliakoff 82
Linda: Enter a Free Man, Tom Stoppard 84
Margaret Knox: Fanny's First Play, George Bernard Shaw 86
Lynn: Flatmates, Ellen Dryden 88
Pearl: House and Garden, Alan Ayckbourn 90
Angela: Like a Virgin, Gordon Steel 92
Girleen: The Lonesome West, Martin McDonagh 94
Sally: Love on the Dole, Ronald Gow and Walter Greenwood 96
Frankie: Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers 98
Mary Mooney: Once a Catholic, Mary O'Malley 100
Sally Stokes: The Passing-Out Parade, Anne Valery 102
Elke: Presence, David Harrower 104
Lucy: The Rivals, Richard Brinsley Sheridan 106
Juliet: Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare 108
Charlie: School Play, Suzy Almond 110
Anna: Shelter, Simon Bent 112
Ilse: Spring Awakening, Frank Wedekind 114
Heavenly: Sweet Bird of Youth, Tennessee Williams 116
Maire: Translations, Brian Friel 118
Pace: The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Naomi Wallace 120
Ruby: When We Are Married, J. B. Priestley 122
Audition Speeches for Men or Women 125
Serpent: Back to Methuselah, George Bernard Shaw 126
Puck: A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare 128
Gail/Oggy Moxon: Teechers, John Godber 130
Dog: The Witch of Edmonton, Dekker, Ford and Rowley 132
Useful Addresses 134
Copyright Holders 135
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