So You Want To Go To Drama School?

Overview

An essential guide for the thousands of young people who apply to the UK's drama schools every year - and those who want to help them through the process.

With competition for places at drama school becoming extremely tough and standards increasingly high, this clear and honest guide is packed with sound advice and essential information for young people who want to train as actors and performers. Written by a teacher and audition panellist with a lifetime's experience of the ...

See more details below
Paperback
$19.70
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$20.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $10.45   
  • New (4) from $10.45   
  • Used (4) from $22.04   
So You Want To Go To Drama School?

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price
(Save 31%)$14.57 List Price

Overview

An essential guide for the thousands of young people who apply to the UK's drama schools every year - and those who want to help them through the process.

With competition for places at drama school becoming extremely tough and standards increasingly high, this clear and honest guide is packed with sound advice and essential information for young people who want to train as actors and performers. Written by a teacher and audition panellist with a lifetime's experience of the audition process, it will help all aspiring actors develop the self-confidence, motivation and skills required to get into the drama school of their choice.

The topics are covered in a straightforward, step-by-step way - directly addressing both potential acting and musical-theatre students - and include:

Deciding if it's really the right option for you

Researching and selecting the appropriate drama school

Making yourself the best prepared, most ideal candidate

Choosing and preparing your speeches and songs

Developing your working process and your self-awareness

Coping with the audition day itself

Considering your next steps if you do (or don't) get in

Along with many lists of speeches and songs to look at (as well as those you should avoid), there are also several appendices with information about the major UK drama schools, how to obtain funding, suggested further reading, and an introduction to the theatrical terms and genres that every prospective student should know.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848420168
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 554,257
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

HELEN FREEMAN has extensive experience of the audition process as an audition panellist and a student-performance assessor at the Guildford School of Acting.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Making the Decision 3

Why acting? What's acting like? What are you like?

2 University or Drama School? 9

Why drama school? What happens there?

3 The Key to Preparation 20

School, exams, extra-curricular performance and lessons

4 Research, Research, Research 32

Finding out about the drama schools and audition requirements

5 Choosing the Right Stuff 45

Finding a speech; putting your programme together

6 Working It! 63

Making the speeches work for you

7 It Ain't Over… 85

Musical-theatre auditions; singing for actors

8 Practice, Practice, Practice 101

Preparing the voice; exercises to sharpen your performance

9 On the Day 115

First-round auditions; recalls

10 The Final Word 135

A Postscript for Parents and Teachers 139

Appendices

Drama Schools, Funding and Contacts 144

Suggested Reading List 151

Glossary of Terms 157

Theatre Genres 162

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)