Intended for students and children taking part in speech and drama competitions and exams, this book contains a range of audition speeches. It includes female, male and unisex speeches selected from both plays and children's books. Where relevant the author has indicated how a speech could be shortened for younger children. There is also an introductory section with contributions from Alan Ayckbourn, Carol Schroder (teacher and examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), Richard Carpenter (TV writer) and Ed Wilson (Director of the National Youth Theatre) and senior casting directors for the RSC, TV and film.
This edition has been freshly revised to include 10 new speeches from well known recent productions as well as children's books including Harry Potter.
'A superb compilation' Amateur Stage
About the Author
Jean Marlow runs the Actors Theatre School in London. She is an experienced actress and teacher and the editor of several bestselling auditions speech guides.
"A superb compilation."-Amateur Stage