Acting Shakespeare for Auditions and Examinations

Acting Shakespeare for Auditions and Examinations $12.99

Frank Barrie

Published by Dramatic Lines

If you love acting and are keen to measure your talent by having a go at Shakespeare, this is the book for you ...

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


"After reading this book one wonders why, like all great works, it has not been done before" ~ Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama

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