Accredited drama schools in the UK

When you are applying to an institution you want to know that you are going to get a base level of quality. I, myself, wanted to know that my education would be at an "accredited" school. Acting training can be very expensive and I wanted to know that I was going to...

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Best drama schools in the UK

The debate around drama schools   There is so much debate in the industry as to which is the best Drama school. League tables are published every year by different institutions that conflict and add fuel to the competition between schools. There are a number of things...

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Modern monologue speeches for female actors/actress

When you pick up many generic monologue books it can be depressing to see how little female monologue speeches there are. The few female monologue books that are available are noticeably lower quality than their male counterparts. It goes hand-in-hand with the male...

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How to become an extra on film sets

There are a lot of acting coaches and teachers who dissuade people from getting extra work. They look down on it as if being an extra is not the sort of work you want to go for. It's a combination of snobbery and fear of missing out on bigger roles. This goes for film...

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The best acting schools for theatre and film

Great acting schools should approach theatre and film from the same core fundamental teaching. Of course, some of the best acting schools will have a specialization. No one can argue with the fact that acting for the screen and the stage is different. But the...

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How to get an agent 101

Getting an agent can be the ultimate catch 22 situation. I used to get really frustrated when thinking about the issue. I used to rail at other people in the industry and feel like I was bashing my head against a brick wall. How do you get an agent? If you don't have...

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Basics of performing Shakespeare – finding the speech

When you are applying to drama school most schools will request that you learn at least one "Classical" piece. Although you'll be able to choose Webster, Marlowe, Jonson and other contemporaries it is most likely that you'll be performing a speech from Shakespeare....

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Headshots for drama school

You do not need professional headshots when you are applying to Drama school. Most of the time they will be satisfied with a passport style photo. I would recommend trying to keep costs low so I suggest paying for a batch in a photo-booth and then keeping them stashed...

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