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BOOK REVIEW: Teaching Voice – Workshops for young performers

Author: Max Hafler Reviewer: John Roberts Max Hafler has been teaching voice for well over a decade and his new book Teaching Voice - Workshops for Young Performers will easily become a go-to book for any theatre practitioner who works regularly with young people and or has to teach voice. The book is spilt into several sections - firstly there ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Facing The Fear

Author: Bella Merlin Publisher: Nick Hern Books Reviewer: John Roberts “You’re standing on the stage in front of a packed auditorium. All eyes are on you. The lights. The darkness. The moment of glory. Then suddenly – out of nowhere – the dry mouth… the sweaty palms… the shaking knees… and the empty head. Lines well learnt - now lost ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Conversations With Miller – Centenary Edition

Author: Mel Gussow Reviewer: Glen Pearce   A writers life is often a solitary one and for their audience the only insight into the personality of playwrights is the work they share on stage. While Arthur Miller’s personal life may have been as interesting as his stage work, his life is somewhat overshadowed by his impressive catalogue of work, something ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Secrets of Stage Success

Authors: Louise Dearman &Mark Evans Publisher: Nick Hern Books Reviewer: John Roberts   Musical Theatre performers Louise Dearman and Mark Evans’ book Secrets of Stage Success is aimed at “anyone who’s seen a show and thought: “That could be me…’ While this might have been the original aim, the way the book is written and presented, one perhaps would change ...

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NEWS: Papatango New Writing Prize submissions open

A writer surrounded by crumpled paper

The eighth running of the Papatango New Writing Prize has opened for submissions today [9 December]. Organisers have also announced a major expansion to the prize for 2016, with the winner receiving a £6000 commission and full development support to progress a second play. The Papatango Prize is the UK’s only annual opportunity guaranteeing a new writer full production, publication, ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Getting Directions

Author: Russ Hope Publisher: Nick Hern Books Reviewer: John Roberts Russ Hope has been given unprecedented access to some of the UK’s biggest and most influential directors. The book is described as “A fly-on-the-wall guide for emerging theatre directors” which may perhaps be a little misguiding, for Getting Directions is more an insight into the rehearsal process of the selected ...

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