Acting as a Career

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American Caesars: Julius Caesar, Edwin Booth and Orson Welles

American Caesars: Julius Caesar, Edwin Booth and Orson Welles

For much of its history, American Caesars had been pale imitations of their British counterparts. Little performed in the revolutionary years, the play had become a theatrical staple in the nineteenth century, a fact tied both to the … more

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Creating Musical Theatre

In this extract from Lyn Cramer's new book Creating Musical Theatre Broadway DirectorChoreographer and multiple Tony award winner, Christopher Gattelli, ties his most rewarding theatrical experience together with invaluable advice to all musical theatre performers on skill, perseverance, and … more

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Do you have what it takes?

If you enjoy acting and feel the need to take it up professionally, there are several crucial factors, apart from training, to consider:

1. Will you be able to cope with having a fluctuating income, which unless you are extremely lucky, will probably be less than the average industrial wage? A … more

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Early years: working in children's theatre

Once you’ve left the safety of stage or drama school and you’re ‘on your own’, the grim prospect of looking for work looms up – as it does for lots of other students leaving schools, colleges and universities. Auditions can be few and far between and you owe it to yourself to make the … more

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Extract: DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? by Tim Pigott-Smith

Extract from Do You Know Who I Am?, the memoir by Tim Pigott-Smith

The following extracts are taken from the late Tim Pigott-Smith’s memoir Do You Know Who I Am?, published 4th May 2017.


Back to the Theatre

My work at the National concluded with Peter [Hall]’s last project. His time as artistic … more

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