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Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school, through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, this title offers crucial advice and tried and tested techniques to maximise success before, during and after each audition. It also offers various personal and professional insights.

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Auditions: A Practical Guide by Richard Evans (Evans Casting)

Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school, through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: A Practical Guide offers crucial advice and tried-and-tested techniques to maximize success before, during and after each audition.

Written by an established casting director and former actor with thirty years of experience on a wide range of productions, this book offers a wealth of personal and professional insights covering:

  • drama and theatre schools
  • classical, contemporary, physical and musical theatre
  • television and radio drama
  • screen tests and commercial castings
  • voice work
  • recalls and workshops
  • handling job offers, and rejection.

From training to triumph, nerves to networking and camera to casting couch, Auditions: A Practical Guide is an entertaining, accessible, and indispensable read for every performer.

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About Richard Evans (Evans Casting)

Richard Evans CDG has cast a wide variety of productions in all media since 1989, and worked prior to this as an actor for 10 years. He has devised and presented audition and career development workshops at the Actors' Centre in London and Manchester, and at many top drama and theatre schools, as well as writing `A Casting Director's Perspective' for The Actors' Yearbook, 2005. He is a member of The Casting Directors' Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Before 1. Where To Find Auditions 2. Preparation and Research Speeches Sight Reading Dyslexia and Disability 3. Submitting Yourself For Work 4. Agents Co-operative Agencies 5. Audition Log 6. Audition Wardrobe 7. Perceptions 8. The Power of Positive Thinking 9. Gatecrashing During 10. Entrances and Exits 11. Nerves 12. Drama and Theatre Schools Recalls 13. Theatre Classical Theatre Modern Plays Comedy and Farce Physical Theatre Repertory Theatre Children's Theatre and TIE Pantomime Playwrights to explore for speeches 14. Musical Theatre Delivering a Song Repertoire Dance Calls Pianists Backing Tracks 15. Actor / Musicians 16. Recalls & Workshop Auditions 17. Television Camera Technique Reacting 18. Films and Screen Tests 19. Commercial Castings Street Castings 20. Roleplay 21. Corporate Training Films 22. Radio Drama 23. Voice Work Voice-Overs Narration Dubbing Animation 24. Presenting Routes Into Presenting 25. Interview Technique General Interviews 26. Awkward Questions 27. Is Timing Everything? 28. In The Mood 29. Friend or Foe? 30. Actors Who Know Too Much 31. Same Old Faces 32. Recasts 33. The Casting Couch After 34. Red Letter Days 35. Success 36. Negotiation 37. Rejection 38. Follow Ups 39. Turning Down Work 40. Help! What if...? 41. The Diary of an Audition 42 Final Thoughts Index

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Auditions: A Practical Guide by Richard Evans (Evans Casting)
Richard Evans (Evans Casting)
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