Ronnie Barker stars in four episodes of the comedy sketch show as heard on BBC Radio 4. Here’s a further cornucopia of clever comedy, featuring sketches, monologues, poems and songs in this sequential entertainment for radio. Here, the sketches include: a bizarre slice of Shakespeare, a poem for a man with a plan, and a forgetful actor. There are also people who use lots of words, but say very little. As well as a musing pianist, we also hear a two-headed Great Eccentric, a spoof Paul Temple, and wires get crossed on the telephone. Co-written by Gerald Wiley (the pseudonym used by Ronnie Barker) and many others, this sophisticated cabaret-cum-sketch-show contains plenty of witty wordplay. Starring Ronnie Barker, with Terence Brady, Pauline Yates, Josephine Gordon, and Dick Abell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronnie Barker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005502/bk_bbcw_005502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
. For actors, demo reel editors, and video editors who want to learn about producing demo reels. As an actor and demo reel editor, I have a perspective of the actor's needs as well as skills offered by editors, including techniques most actors aren't aware of. But by knowing demo reel guidelines plus technical aspects, actors can manage their demo reels and control their marketing branding images. Actors: Learn how to save money and spend it wisely. Learn how to produce your demo reel from beginning to end and maximize the punch-per-second for busy casting directors. Learn how to work with an editor and what enhanced services an editor can offer. Demo reel editors: Learn how to produce demo reels and what's important to an actor (your customer). Be an asset to the actor's business to expand your business. Gain a perspective many demo reel editors don't have. Instead of being an editor who happens to edit demo reels, offer solid demo reel editing services. Learn tips and tricks not typically considered for demo reels, and apply the techniques to make a good demo reel a great demo reel! Some topics covered include: The purpose of a demo reel The intro section Make your demo reel all about you Demo reel length and scene lengths Partial scenes How many scenes? Ordering scenes The closing section Montages Commercial, industrial, or theater (stage) material Monologues Music options The one-minute speed reel Are you ready to have a demo reel? How to get more material What your demo reel is not about Raw footage: the best source material What not to include Preplanning Technical tips and tricks Your demo reel is not your editor's advertising billboard And more... P 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048324/bk_acx0_048324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This splendid title showcases the combined talents of Alan Bennett, one of our foremost dramatists and writers, and Thora Hird, the celebrated and much-loved actor who died in 2003. It features an exclusive and unique recording, The Last of the Sun, that Thora made for BBC Audiobooks a couple of months before her death. A short piece written by Alan especially for Thora, The Last of the Sun is controversial and challenging, and yet it has all the pathos and tenderness that we expect of Bennett's writing. This performance, Thora's last, is very moving and memorable. Accompanying The Last of the Sun are two best-selling Talking Head monologues, A Cream Cracker Under the Settee and Waiting for the Telegram. Also featured is a specially written introduction and postscript, in which Alan recalls the experience of knowing and working with Thora. This is a fitting tribute to the talents of a pair who, in the course of their longstanding working relationship, combined drama and comedy to leave a legacy of unique work. Alan and Thora is sure to appeal to all Bennett and Hird fans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Bennett, Thora Hird. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/bbcw/000305/pf_bbcw_000305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 October 5, 2004), born Jacob Cohen, was an American comedian and actor, best known for the catchphrases "I don''t get no respect" or "I get no respect" and his monologues on that theme.Dangerfield was born on Long Island in the town of Babylon, the son of Jewish parents. His father was the vaudevillian performer Phil Roy (Philip Cohen). His ancestors came to the United States from Hungary.He would later say that his father "was never home he was out looking to make other kids," and that his mother "brought him up all wrong."
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Tim Meadows (born February 5, 1961) is an American actor and comedian best known as one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live. Meadows was born in Highland Park, Michigan, the son of Mardell, a nurse''s assistant, and Lathon Meadows, a janitor. Meadows''s start in show business was as a member of The Second City comedy troupe alongside future star Chris Farley. In 1991, Meadows landed a spot on Saturday Night Live and would go on to become a longtime cast member, appearing on the program until 2000. (This was the record for the longest tenure on the show until it was surpassed by Darrell Hammond in 2005). Meadows''s lengthy tenure on the show was used as a gag in three monologues when former cast members Phil Hartman and Mike Myers returned to the show to host, and when Alec Baldwin hosted for his twelfth time.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marc Favreau, OC, CQ (born November 9, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec and died December 17, 2005 same city) was a Canadian (Québécois) television and film actor and poet. Favreau began his television career as a regular on La Boîte à surprise, a long running children's TV show on Radio-Canada. At that time, he was teamed with another clown in an act called Bim et Sol. Favreau developed Sol's monologues into an enormously popular one-man show. Favreau then teamed up with another clown for Sol et Bouton. Finally, Favreau created, with Luc Durand a popular television series called Sol et Goblet.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Waen Shepherd ( b. England 1971 ) is a British actor and comedian.Waen is a versatile character comedian, native of Yorkshire'' England, inhabitant of London. Following his days as a stand-up poet and fringe actor ("Supple-limbed expressive effortless" What''s On), Waen started out performing bizarre experimental monologues at the early Cluub Zarathustra, touring with spoof techno band and Edinburgh sell-out The Pod ("The future of techno comedy" Guardian, "The musical comedy event of the festival" NME), hosting the underground cabaret Gritty Fingers and smashing up Cornish pasties in the guise of ranting Northern madman William Whicker.
Most actors and directors have struggled with the problem of needing to imitate foreign dialects. Marguerite and Lewis Herman have created an essential tool for actors, directors and writers aiming toward the most authentic performances possible. Foreign Dialects contains an extensive repertoire of dialects that will assist the actor in the preparation for the most difficult foreign roles. Now in paperback, this classic text offers the director or producer a quick, convenient aid for correcting actors and evaluating applicants for authenticity and dialect ability. In addition, it guides those writing fiction as well as radio, movie, and television scripts. Thirty foreign dialects are provided, with character studies, speech peculiarities, and examples of the dialects in easy-to-read phonetic monologues--including Cockney, British, Irish, Scottish, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Greek and Yiddish.
A founder of the Atlantic Theater Company, where she now teaches, and an acclaimed director, Karen Kohlhaas exposes what auditors are looking for in The Monologue Audition, the first book of its kind to show actors how to stage monologues using specific, step-by-step directing and acting techniques. Applicable to auditions for theaters, agents, casting directors, and training programs, this is an indispensable guide for any actor looking to master their audition approach.