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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Title Alternative Shakespeare auditions for women / [selected, compiled, and edited by] Simon Dunmore

Published London : A & C Black ; New York : Theatre Arts Books/Routledge, 1997


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  820.33 A28/Aw  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 120 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Auditioners often complain of seeing the same speeches over and over again. Director, Simon Dunmore, has seen well over ten thousand audition speeches performed, and has drawn on his experience to select and edit a new collection of fascinating, fresh and unusual audition speeches from Shakespeare's plays. This book brings together fifty speeches for women from plays frequently ignored such as Coriolanus, Pericles and Love's Labours Lost. It also includes good, but over-looked speeches from the more popular plays such as Diana from All's Well That Ends Well, Perdita from The Winter's Tale and Hero from Much Ado About Nothing. Each speech is accompanied by a character description, brief explanation of the context, and notes on obscure words, phrases and references - all written from the viewpoint of the auditioning actor
Notes Originally pub.: London : A & C Black, 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 120)
Notes Recommended Reading PERF 1005 2010
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Quotations.
Acting -- Auditions.
Genre/Form Quotations.
LC no. 97046931
ISBN 0713647582 (paperback)
0878300767 (paperback)