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Acting Stanislavski

In Acting Stanislavski, John Gillett offers a clear, accessible and comprehensive account of the Stanislavski approach, from the actor's training to final performance.

In this excerpt from the book, John discusses the importance of objectives and actions and offers a variety of exercises for the … more

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Audition Speech: The Westbridge



by Rachel De-lahay

The Westbridge was first professionally performed at the Bussey Building, Peckham Rye as part of the Theatre Local season, in November 2011. The play later transferred to the Royal Court Theatre in London. Both productions were directed by Clint Dyer and … more

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Audition Speech: True Brits



by Vinay Patel

True Brits was produced by Rich Mason Productions in association with HighTide Festival and had its premiere at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh on 31 July 2014. This production was directed by Tanith Lindon and performed by Sid Sagar.

Summary (extract)

Flashback to early August … more

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Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors

Ahead of her seminar at London's Surviving Actors conference, we revisit Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway's introduction to Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors which published in June 2016.


We owe it to ourselves to never stop learning about the wealth of talent … more

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Declaring Your Vocal Rights

The right to breathe, the right to be physically unashamed, to fully vocalize, to need, choose and make contact with a word, to release a word into space – the right to speak. And in taking your rights you can then feel secure and generous enough to offer others their rights and listen … more

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