Classical Audition Speeches for Women Author:Jean Marlow This collection of fifty classical speeches, many presented as audition pieces for the first time, will be invaluable both to students applying for entrance to drama school and to actors auditioning for classical roles. The speeches are selected from plays of several periods: Elizabethan-Jacobean, Restoration, eighteenth century, and late ninet... more »eenth century to early twentieth century. There are speeches from Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi," Jonson's "Volpone," Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus," Congreve's "The Way of the World," Sheridan's "The Rivals" and Wilde's "The Importance of Being Ernest." The speeches are reproduced from plays in the respected "New Mermaid" series which have comprehensive introductions and detailed notes, invaluable for the well-prepared audition piece.
Advice is given by drama school auditioners, well-known casting directors and directors on what they look for when auditioning. Among others, Gillian Diamond Di Trevis, Michael Attenborough and Sue Parrish have confirmed.« less