1st Edition

The Theatre Arts Audition Book for Women

Edited By Annika Bluhm Copyright 2003

    First published in 2003. The Theatre Arts Audition Books offer one hundred speeches from plays of the past twenty-five years, fifty in a volume for men, fifty in a volume for women. Each excerpt is preceded by a note situating the play and the selection. Speeches come from a wide range of plays, including David Mamet's Oleanna, Caryl Churchill's Serious Money, Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Jim Cartwright's Road, and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, as well as plays by Anthony Minghella, Mark Ravenhill, Sue Townsend, Alan Ayckbourn, and others. Annika Bluhm has assembled two sparkling collections of monologues that will challenge and inspire the actor

    Introduction by Annika Bluhm, After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber ,Donkeys' Years by Michael Frayn, Treehouses by Elizabeth Kuti ,Joyriders by Christina Reid Cooking with Elvis by Lee Hall ,Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht ,Two by Ron Elisha ,Educating Rita by Willy Russell ,Junk by John Retallack, adapted from the novel by Melvin Burgess ,Bazaar &: Rummage by Sue Townsend ,Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt? by Claire Dowie ,Teendreams by David Edgar and Susan Todd ,Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick by Terry Johnson ,My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley ,A State Affair by Robin Soans ,Summer by Edward Bond ,Truly, Madly, Deeply by Anthony Minghella ,The Art of Success by Nick Dear ,Oleanna by David Marnet ,Up to You, Porky by Victoria Wood ,Beached by Kevin Hood ,Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker ,The Pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley ,The Great Celestial Cow by Sue Townsend ,Silly Cow by Ben Elton ,Adult Child/Dead Child by Claire Dowie ,Down the Line by Paul Mercier ,Bazaar &: Rummage by Sue Townsend ,An Experienced Woman Gives Advice by lain Heggie, Waking Up by Dario Fo and Franca Rame ,The Age of Consent by Peter Morris, Joyriders by Christina Reid ,Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall ,Made in Bangkok by Anthony Minghella ,0The Lament for Arthur Cleary by Dermot Bolger ,City Sugar by Stephen Poliakoff ,Can't Stand Up for Falling Down by Richard Cameron ,Serious Money by Caryl Churchill ,Pond Life by Richard Cameron ,0Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn ,The Gift by Roy Williams ,Find Me by Olwen Wymark ,Shopping and Fucking by Mark Ravenhill ,Road by Jim Cartwright ,0Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes by Sue Townsend ,Whale Music by Anthony Minghella ,Five Kinds of Silence by Shelagh Stephenson ,Touched by Stephen Lowe ,The Wild at Heart Club by Jenny Mcleod ,Fen by Caryl Churchill


    Annika Bluhm trained at the Guildhall School of Speech and Drama in London. She has worked as an actor, a literary agent, and a script editor. She is currently the development executive for a Teleivsion production company.