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Di and Viv and Rose


Extract from the introduction of Di and Viv and Rose by Elizabeth Kuti​

September 22, 2020
Read this extract from the introduction of Di and Viv and Rose by Elizabeth Kuti, from Methuen Drama’s Modern Classics series.
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My White Best Friend


“The Passport Thing” – a monologue from My White Best Friend

August 24, 2020
Read this monologue The Passport Thing by Iman Qureshi, taken from My White Best Friend, a collection of letters from some of the most exciting voices in the UK and…
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Movement Directors in Contemporary Theatre


An extract from Movement Directors in Contemporary Theatre: Conversations on Craft by Ayse Tashkiran

July 27, 2020
Read extracts from Ann Yee’s conversation with Ayse Tashkiran, author of Movement Directors in Contemporary Theatre: Conversations on Craft
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Rethinking the Actor’s Body


Different Actors, Different Bodies – extract from Rethinking the Actor’s Body: Dialogues with Neuroscience

June 23, 2020
Read an extract from Rethinking the Actor’s Body: Dialogues with Neuroscience by Dick McCaw, published by Methuen Drama earlier this year.
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Find Your Next Audition Piece: Modern Plays with Original Monologues

June 4, 2020
We’ve put together a selection of recent hit plays that all include fantastic new monologues for actors. Many can be used by actors of any age or gender and others…
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Is there anybody there?: Working without the other actors

May 1, 2020
Read an extract from Screen Acting Skills by Roger Wooster and Paul Conway about how to work without other actors and develop skills for a screen career.
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Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre

March 23, 2020
Read two extracts from Christine Riley’s new book Music Fundamentals for Musical Theory which helps aspiring musical theatre performers get to grips with music basics.
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Surviving Actors Conference 2020

February 17, 2020
Methuen Drama attends Surviving Actors Conference 2020 featuring a special guest panel by Julie Hesmondhalgh, talking about life as an actor.
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Acting Essentials: Introduction to the Alexander Technique

January 28, 2020
Read an extract from Bill Connington’s new book in Methuen Drama’s Acting Essential Series introducing actors to the Alexander Technique through practical study.
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Actors’ and Performers’ Yearbook 2020

November 26, 2019
Actors’ and Performers’ Yearbook 2020 is now on sale, featuring updated essential contacts for stage, screen and radio along with fresh advice from industry experts.
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