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Mastering the Shakespeare Audition

front cover for Mastering The Shakespeare AuditionMastering The Shakespeare Audition by Donna Soto-Morettini
Published by Bloomsbury

From the publishers:

Mastering the Shakespeare Audition is a handbook for actors of all ages and experience, whether auditioning for a professional role or a place in drama school.

Many actors have no idea where to start in preparing a Shakespeare audition speech.  Yet many auditions – professional or drama school – require a well-delivered classical monologue.

Mastering the Shakespeare Audition shows performers how to focus rehearsal time and spend it well.  Starting with how to choose a piece that plays to each actor’s particular strengths, Donna Soto-Morettini provides a series of timed exercises and rehearsal techniques that will allow any actor to feel confident and truly prepared for performance – in sessions totalling just 35 hours.

Offering progessive and clearly marked exercises detailing the time necessary both to read and complete the work, Mastering the Shakespeare Audition also features extended exercises for those with more time to spare, allowing a deeper understanding of the ideas and skills involved.

Donna Soto-Morettini has served as Director of Dram for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Head of Acting and Dance for Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Head of Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.  She has worked extensively in television and is currently a casting director for ITV’s The Voice.  Donna’s book Mastering the Audition: How to Perform Under Pressure is also published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

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