Laura Wayth, author of The Shakespeare Audition: How to Get Over Your Gear, Find the Right Piece, and Have a Great Audition, spoke with Neva Grant about what inspired her to write this book and why Shakespeare isn't as daunting as it seems. Listen to the podcast below and let us know what you think!
About the BookHave a classical audition coming up? Don't know the plays or where to start? The Shakespeare Audition is here to help! Classical auditions terrify many actors, and yet they are required all the time. Whether for group auditions or graduate school, every actor needs a good classical piece in his or her arsenal. There have been many books written about acting Shakespeare, but until now there hasn't been a concise, easy-to-access guide to assist the terrified and time-pressed actor in navigating all the aspects of a classical audition. From overcoming the fear of acting Shakespeare to selecting the right material to tips on performing a classical piece – this book is your go-to guide to a successful and compelling audition.
Laura Wayth received her MFA from the American Repetory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre School Institute in Russia. She has taught and coached contemporary and classical acting, voice, and musical theater at Tufts University, the College of the Holy Cross, the University of Miami, the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire, and Florida Atlantic University. She was a 2002-2003 Fullbright Fellow to Moscow, Russia, and a 2011 Senior Fulbright Scholar to Romania, where she taught acting Shakespeare at Babes-Bolyai University. She has worked internationally as a teacher and coach in Italy, Morocco, China, and at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She currently teaches acting at San Francisco State University. She lives in San Francisco.
Shakespeare Unlimited As you'll hear in the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, Shakespeare turns up in the most interesting places--not just literature and the stage, but science and social history as well. Shakespeare Unlimited hosts a "no limits" podcast tour of the fascinating and varied connections between Shakespeare, his works, and the world around us. To hear more of their podcast visit them here.
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