This invaluable and readable handbook is an amalgam of all the experience and advice that actor, director and Senior Assessor in Speech and Drama, Frank Barrie has gained through working with many world-class actors and directors. Frank has selected eleven audition speeches from Shakespeare’s plays. He looks at the background to each speech and examines the character, the meaning of the lines and suggestions as to their delivery, explains the meaning of archaic words and adds points of interest and advice. He also covers practical aspects including exercises, choosing speeches, how to behave and what to wear at auditions, and common faults.
This handbook is primarily designed to support students and teachers by providing accessible and practical advice for anyone working towards any examination in Drama, Speech, Communication or the Performing Arts.
If you love acting. . . . . . . then this is the book for you.
‘After reading this book one wonders why, like all great works, it has not been done before….’
Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama