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This book brings together another fifty speeches for men from plays frequently ignored such as Cymbeline, King John and Henry VIII. It also includes good but overlooked roles from the more popular plays such as Kent in King Lear, Tranio in Taming of the Shrew and Ferdinand in The Tempest. Each speech is accompanied by a helpful character description, brief explanation of the context, and notes on obscure words, phrases, and references--all written from the viewpoint of the auditioning actor. Also included is a ...
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Overview

This book brings together another fifty speeches for men from plays frequently ignored such as Cymbeline, King John and Henry VIII. It also includes good but overlooked roles from the more popular plays such as Kent in King Lear, Tranio in Taming of the Shrew and Ferdinand in The Tempest. Each speech is accompanied by a helpful character description, brief explanation of the context, and notes on obscure words, phrases, and references--all written from the viewpoint of the auditioning actor. Also included is a comprehensive guise to selecting, preparing and performing audition speeches, and background material on Shakespeare and the times he lived in.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780878301133
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Theatre Arts Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Dunmore is the author of An Actor's Guide To Getting Work and the Alternatice Shakespeare Auditions series for men and women. He lives in St. Albans, England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Male Characters and Speeches Too Often Used in Audition

Shakespeare - The Actor's Writer

The Lives and Times of Shakespeare's People

Auditioning Shakespeare

The Speeches

Bibliography

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