Acting Exams

Games and Exercises for Teacher's Preparing Students for Lamda Exams
Author: The Playing The Playing Space
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523300778
Page: 138
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Acting Exams: A Teacher's Guide is an invaluable resource for any teacher preparing students for a LAMDA exam in Acting. It accompanies the LAMDA Acting Anthology, Volume 3, which contains all of the scenes set for Acting exams at Grades 1-5. For each solo scene and duologue, this book provides a two-page chapter of teaching ideas. These ideas include group and solo work and range from voice and movement exercises, character studies, improvisations and themed games to research tasks, creative writing and art projects. Also included are guides to the assessment criteria and marking scheme for each exam. This book also covers essential acting skills and contains a wealth of general advice on teaching drama to children. As such, it will be of huge value to any teacher, not only those whose students will be working on one of the set scenes in the LAMDA Acting Anthology, Volume 3. This is the first volume of Acting Exams: A Teacher's Guide. It provides resources for teachers preparing students for an Acting exam at Grades 1-3. The second volume is for teachers whose students are taking an exam at Grades 4 or 5. Kerry Woods (consultant editor) is a teacher, performer, writer and examiner.

Mime and Improvisation

Author: Alison Muir,Patricia Hammond
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: 9781840020120
Category: Improvisation (Acting)
Page: 76
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Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds

50+ audition pieces for actors and actresses
Author: Jean Marlow
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140814106X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 144
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Intended for students and children taking part in speech and drama competitions and exams, this book contains a range of audition speeches. It includes female, male and unisex speeches selected from both plays and children's books. Where relevant the author has indicated how a speech could be shortened for younger children. There is also an introductory section with contributions from Alan Ayckbourn, Carol Schroder (teacher and examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), Richard Carpenter (TV writer) and Ed Wilson (Director of the National Youth Theatre) and senior casting directors for the RSC, TV and film. This edition has been freshly revised to include 10 new speeches from well known recent productions as well as children's books including Harry Potter. 'A superb compilation' Amateur Stage

In-Depth Acting

Author: Dee Cannon
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849435421
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 200
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A book that will stand the test of time for any actor in the making, a book of knowledge and hard-earned commitment to the art of acting"- Pierce Brosnan An essential guide to mastering the Stanislavski technique, filtering out the complexities of the system and offering a dynamic, hands-on approach. In-Depth Acting provides a comprehensive understanding of character, preparation, text, subtext and objectives. • How to prepare for drama school and professional auditions • How to develop a 3-dimensional, truthful character • Preparation exercises to help you get in character • Rehearsal guidelines • An appendix of Transitive/Active Verbs and more ‘A wonderful, succinct book that no student or professional actor should be without.’ - Jenny Lipman, Acting Tutor at LAMDA ‘Dee Cannon’s classes at RADA were legendary. This is an inspiring and intensely practical guide for anyone, at any stage of their acting life.’ - Eve Best ‘As a former student of Dee’s, I can assure you that this is the definitive version of the method I use to approach every role: iPods, animals and OBJECTIVES! How wonderful to finally have it all in book form!’ - Gemma Arterton 'Working with Dee and with this book I feel my process and preparation has been energized, activated and inspired' - Ramin Karimloo

Theatre in Practice

A Student's Handbook
Author: Nick O'Brien,Annie Sutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415508533
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 247
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Theatre in Practice provides students with all of the 'must have' Drama skills required for A-Level, International Baccalaureate, BTEC and beyond. Practical, step-by-step exercises and diagrams give access to the key figures and processes central to drama, including: Stanislavski, Brecht, Lecoq and Berkoff devising theatre rehearsing and performing monologues and duologues how to approach directing a play improvising. Each chapter offers advice for both students and teachers, with notes and follow-on exercises ideal for individual study and practice. Written by specialists with extensive experience leading workshops for the 'post 16' age-group, Theatre in Practice is a thorough and imaginative resource that speaks directly to students.

Blood Brothers

Author: Willy Russell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408176939
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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A Liverpudlian West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the story of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. Blood Brothers was first performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983 and subsequently transferred to the Lyric Theatre, London. It was revived in the West End in 1988 for a long-running production and opened on Broadway in 1993.


Author: Diane Samuels
Publisher: Heinemann Library
ISBN: 9780435017064
Category: Children and war
Page: 95
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This new edition includes several personal memoirs by German-born children whose lives were saved, and transformed, by the Kindertransport.


A Play
Author: Hugh Leonard
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573618581
Page: 94
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LAMDA Acting Anthology

Author: N.A
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: 9781840023985
Category: Drama
Page: 287
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This new volume presents the set selections for candidates entering Graded Examinations in Acting at Levels 1 and 2 in 2004-2009. The collection includes monologues and duologues from both classical and contemporary plays for young actors. The selections are varied in content, tone and style and are accompanied by a brief outline of the context and setting. The compilation will provide any student of drama with opportunities for creatively exploring character and story.

A Chorus Line

Author: Edward Kleban, James Kirkwood, Michael Bennett, Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch, Frank Rich, Samuel G. Freedman,James Kirkwood,Michael Bennett,Nicholas Dante,Edward Kleban
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1617746185
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
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(Applause Books). It is hard to believe that over 25 years have passed since A Chorus Line first electrified a New York audience. The memories of the show's birth in 1975, not to mention those of its 15-year-life and poignant death, remain incandescent and not just because nothing so exciting has happened to the American musical since. For a generation of theater people and theatergoers, A Chorus Line was and is the touchstone that defines the glittering promise, more often realized in lengend than in reality, of the Broadway way. This impressive book contains the complete book and lyrics of one of the longest running shows in Broadway history with a preface by Samuel Freedman, an introduction by Frank Rich and lots of photos from the stage production.

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 184753841X
Category: Education
Page: 81
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Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.

Inside the Black Box

Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment
Author: Paul Black,Dylan Wiliam
Publisher: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708713815
Category: Academic achievement
Page: 21
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Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen

An Instruction Manual for 24 Accents and Dialects Commonly Used by English-speaking Actors
Author: Paul Meier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615461502
Category: Acting
Page: 354
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This easy-to-follow yet incredibly detailed 350-page book is the industry standard on accents and dialects of the English language. Readers get not only a proven system of instruction instead of mere voice mimicry, but an invaluable collection of 12 CDs. Paul Meier is a leading dialect coach for theatre and film, and contained in this impressive publication is his entire standard repertoire of the 24 most valuable accents and dialects for actors: Afrikaans (South Africa), American Deep South (Mississippi/Georgia/Alabama), American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee), Australian, Cockney, Downeast New England, French, General American, German, Hampshire, Indian, Irish, Italian, Liverpool, New York, Northern Ireland, Russian, Scottish, South Boston, Spanish (Castilian & Colonial), Standard British English (Received Pronunciation), Welsh, Yiddish, and Yorkshire.

How to Design Programs

An Introduction to Programming and Computing
Author: Matthias Felleisen,Robert Bruce Findler,Shriram Krishnamurthi,Matthew Flatt
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262062183
Category: Computers
Page: 693
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Processing simple forms of data - Processing arbitrarily large data - More on processing arbitrarily large data - Abstracting designs - Generative recursion - Changing the state of variables - Changing compound values.

Statistics and Probability for Engineering Applications with Microsoft Excel

Author: William J. DeCoursey
Publisher: Amsterdam : Newnes
ISBN: 9780750676182
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 396
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More than ever, American industry- especially the semiconductor industry- is using statistical methods to improve its competitive edge in the world market. It is becoming more imperative that graduate engineers have solid statistical know-how, yet engineers in industry typically are not well-prepared to use statistics and they are fuzzy about how to apply statistical tools and techniques. This valuable reference makes statistical methods easier and more accessible to engineers. Although the book can be read sequentially, like a normal textbook, it is designed to be used as a handbook, pointing the reader to the topics and sections pertinent to a particular type of statistical problem. It contains the following features: * Covers all major topics treated in a standard college engineering statistics course, but minimizes the mathematical derivations and focuses on practical applications * Uses real data sets/case studies taken from electronics, electrical engineering, and other engineering fields, such as mechanical and chemical engineering * Contains numerous software examples using the powerful statistical functions of Excel In addition, the book provides an "engineering problem solver" section that directs the reader to the relevant section of the book for the problem they are trying to solve. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the Excel data sets for the examples and case studies given in the book, along with other statistical tools and software. * Filled with practical techniques directly applicable on the job * Contains hundreds of solved problems and case studies, using real data sets * Avoids unnecessary theory

Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16+

Author: Jean Marlow
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408141094
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
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Finding good, interesting audition pieces is a demanding and difficult process. This revised edition contains over 40 speeches and includes a wide selection of pieces taken from plays written or produced recently, such as Nathan the Wise, All the Ordinary Angels, The Woman Before (first performed at the Royal Court in 2005), Oleanna, (David Mamet), Pygmalion and New Boy. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages, taken from both classical and modern plays, to suit all audition requirements. There is also an introductory section containing advice from directors and casting directors on how to audition successfully, advice on attending drama schools and how to audition successfully.

Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors

54 High-Quality Monologues for Kids and Teens
Author: Douglas M. Parker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781500716073
Page: 68
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Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors features 54 original monologues created specifically for actors and acting students ages 7-14 and for the teachers, directors and acting coaches who work with them. Written by award-winning New York City playwright Douglas M. Parker, these refreshing monologues encompass a broad range of circumstances and emotions perfect for young actors seeking new material to explore - some of which will appeal to slightly younger actors and others of which will excite slightly older actors. Here are some of the features of this book: A broad range of circumstances and emotions, from comedic to heartfelt to quirky Emotional arcs and strong endings to challenge actors and keep audiences engaged Modern day topics with contemporary language Convenient organization from "younger" to "older" as the book progresses Ideal for auditions, as short performance pieces or for use in the classroom Below are sample monologues from the book: SHARING Some people think I don't like sharing, but that isn't true at all. I love sharing. I mean, what's not to love about being able to go up to someone and say, "Hey, can I have some of that candy?" And then they give you some! Or, "Can I ride your bike for a while?" And then you get to ride their bike! Sharing is awesome. Sometimes you have to be careful, though. Like if someone comes up to me and says, "Can I have one of your cookies?" Well, if I gave them a cookie, then I might not have any cookies left to share with other people and that would be, like, the opposite of sharing. So I have to say no. Because sharing is really important. SCOUT Before we moved here, we had this big dog named Scout. Mom always said he was a total mutt, but I think he was also part collie. And maybe part golden retriever. But he was definitely at least half mutt. Scout was supposed to be the whole family's dog, but he was really mine. I mean, after school, it was me he would be waiting for. And when anyone threw his ball, I'm the one he always brought it back to. And at night, it was always my bed he slept in. But before we moved here, my Mom found out we weren't allowed to have any pets, so we had to give him away to my cousins. I don't really talk about it, but sometimes I dream about Scout. He's got his ball in his mouth and he's looking for me. And I'm saying, "Here, Scout. I'm right here." But he doesn't hear me, and he can't see me, and I'm saying, "I'm right here. Scout. I'm right here." And then, I don't know, I guess I wake up . . . I don't know if Scout dreams about me. UNIVERSE I saw on the Discovery Channel where a long time ago, before the beginning of time, the entire universe was as small as the head of a pin. And everything was inside it. Stars, planets, houses, people, cars - other pins. Everything in the universe. And then one day, this head of a pin just exploded and everything came out at like a million degrees hot and a million miles an hour. And all the stars and planets and people and cars just kept getting bigger and bigger, until they filled up all of space and all of time, just burning and melting and spinning. And as soon as I heard that, I knew that I was just like that pin, and that one day I'm gonna explode too. And when I do, fire and stars and whole worlds will come out of me and they'll be a million degrees hot and they'll travel so far and so fast that I'll never have to come back here again. Not ever...Not ever.

Teaching Drama

The Essential Handbook: 16 Ready-to-go Lesson Plans to Build a Better Actor
Author: Denver Casado
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781496093387
Category: Drama
Page: 44
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Are you a new drama teacher looking for help planning your first year? Or an experienced teacher in need of refreshing new ideas for your drama classes? Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook is a new resource with 16 ready-to-go lesson plans that will provide you with the tools you need to build your kids into incredible actors. Go beyond drama games. With this handbook you'll get: A semester's worth of cumulative lessons that will turn your kids into real-deal actors Notes on how to introduce basic acting concepts in a way kids will instantly understand Suggested activities for both "younger" and "older" kids How to transition between activities and from lesson to lesson Contemporary new games like a "Facebook Character Profile" Reflection and journaling exercises after every lesson. Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons: What is Theatre? Students explore how theatre is the art of telling stories through live acting. Creating an Ensemble. Students learn to work together, build trust, and involve every member in a performance. Movement & Space. Students explore how pantomime and behavior can help tell a story. Character Development. Students explore what makes characters unique and how to create compelling characters onstage. Objective & Tactics. Students will think about the "why" behind every action. Using Your Voice: Students will understand the importance of articulation, projection and voice variation. Listening/Reacting. Students will understand how listening and reacting are an important part of being an actor. Stage Directions and Blocking. Students will understand the "principles of blocking" and how to stage a scene without instruction. And much more...