An engaging, upbeat guide for any student thinking of applying to drama school. In The Excellent Audition Guide, experienced actor, director and drama teacher Andy Johnson leads you through every step of the application process: researching schools, writing personals statements and CVs, audition fees and travel, choosing and working on your pieces, brushing up technical and vocal skills, learning about Shakespearean verse, and finally the auditions themselves. A reassuring, encouraging 'how to' book that demystifies an often scary-looking process, The Excellent Audition Guide is ideal not just for the students themselves, but also for parents, teachers and careers advisors looking to help them fulfill their acting ambitions.
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"A very thorough self-help guide... Johnson begins with clear strategies to help uncover meaning within the text, moving to more complex rehearsal techniques to help release the words and make them your own.... Terrific." - Teaching Drama Magazine
"Brilliant... really practical... It's like being led through the process by a trusted and knowledgeable friend... a most useful book which anyone about to start on the application process should read." - The Stage
"No-nonsense and engaging... a great companion to take with you on your journey to a great career in acting." - Ink Pellet: The Arts Magazine for Teachers
"An excellent book. It's detailed and written in a direct and no-messing way... crammed full of good advice - much of which may be new to potential auditionees." - ReviewsGate.com
About Andy Johnson
Andy Johnson is an actor, writer, director and drama teacher. His work includes acting roles in Peak Practice, The Bill and Picking Up the Pieces, and directorial credits at venues such as the BAC and Young Vic. He has taught at East 15, Mountview, Middlesex University and the University of Nevada, and is currently Director-in-Residence at Hurtwood House, Surrey.
The Excellent Audition Guide by Andy Johnson
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