Author: Theo Bosanquet

10 of the best: Tom Stoppard quotes

His glittering career includes over 30 plays, from his 1966 breakthrough Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to his most recent philosophical head-scratcher The Hard Problem. Here are some of our favourite quotes from his work. 1. “Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) 2. “If we can’t […]

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10 of the best: Theatre superstitions

You can’t work in the theatre industry for long without encountering one of these long-held superstitions 1. ‘Break a leg’ Saying ‘break a leg’ rather than ‘good luck’ before a performance is de rigueur for theatre pros. One origin of the phrase is the idea that when you take a bow, you break the line […]

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6 tips for learning lines

Learning lines is the bread and butter of any actor, and the question ‘how do you learn them?’ is among the most commonly asked. So here are a few insights… Let’s face it, there aren’t a lot of acting opportunities out there at the moment.  But that doesn’t mean that actors don’t need to keep […]

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10 top tips for “resting” actors

If approached in the right way, “resting” can be a fantastic opportunity. Let’s face it, there aren’t a lot of acting opportunities out there at the moment.  But that doesn’t mean that actors don’t need to keep their skills and their minds sharp.  With lockdown keeping a lot of actors not only just out of […]

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10 of the most beautiful outdoor theatres

With Covid-19 keeping theatres shut for the foreseeable future, we look back to visit our favourite outdoor theatres from around the world. We round up some of our favourite outdoor theatres, both in the UK and around the world.  1. Shakespeare’s Globe No list of outdoor theatres would be complete without The Globe, rebuilt by Sam Wanamaker […]

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Anton Ego: ‘A great artist can come from anywhere’

The critic from Ratatouille delivers an uplifting, knock-out speech at the end of the film that is always worth revisiting – especially in this trying time when artists are leaving creative industries…possibly for good.   One of the greatest speeches about criticism comes from a surprising source: The 2007 Pixar animation Ratatouille, about a rat who […]

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More Shakespeare monologues for auditions

Another round-up of Shakespeare monologues for men and women If you’re looking for more inspiration to find that perfect classical monologue, look no further and get read to brush up your Shakespeare!   1. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5 First line: “They met me in the day of success” Good for: Action Lady Macbeth […]

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Casting directors are theatre’s secret weapon

This week’s Curtain Call interview with leading casting director Jessica Ronane makes for fascinating listening. It offers a glimpse into the secretive,  murky  world of a group of professionals that hold enormous power in theatre, but are hardly ever acknowledged. This week’s Curtain Call interview with leading casting director Jessica Ronane makes for fascinating listening. It offers a glimpse into the […]

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10 of the best: Shakespeare monologues for auditions

We round up 10 of our favourite Shakespeare speeches (5 male characters, 5 female), including a few hidden gems. There are numerous options when it comes to selecting a Shakespeare monologue for an audition. So we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourites (5 male characters, 5 female), including a few hidden gems…  1. Henry V, Henry […]

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