How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran

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Many thanks to Caitlin Moran for allowing up to record this extract from her truly wonderful book ‘How To Build A Girl’.  This book is written in the first person and explores 14 year old Johanna Morrigan’s life growing up in a large chaotic working class family in Wolverhampton.  Johanna and her hormones escape through her love of literature, music and …

Richard II – Act 3 Scene 3 (King Richard monologue)

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IMAGE: Wikipedia – anonymous artist’s impressions of Richard II in the 16th Century   MONOLOGUE – Male Richard II – Act 3 Scene 3 By William Shakespeare   Hope you enjoy this recording of my student Edward Young performing this monologue.  This piece was one of three pieces that were selected and performed for his Grade 8 Acting Gold Medal.  …

Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNeice

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photo © Demi Hopkins Photography 2016  WEB << here >>   Hope you enjoy this recording of ‘Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNeice ‘ which was performed by my student Estée Spencer as part of her LAMDA Grade 8 Verse & Prose exam (Gold Medal). You will also find a transcript of the poem below. It’s an extraordinary poem – the words of …

Mystery of Being

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“I blame, like I do many things, the perpetuation of the individualistic approach for destroying community and also peoples inability to comprehend the total and utter importance of human interaction in order to connect to and feel part of the same mystery of Being. ” BJW

Sonnet 18, by William Shakespeare

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  Hope you enjoy this audio recording of ‘Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare ‘ – performed by my student Estée Spencer as part of her LAMDA Grade 8 Verse & Prose exam (Gold Medal). You will also find a copy of the sonnet below.   Some interesting links below along with a note of Estée’s other choices.  If you have time add …

PHOTO trigger 1

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PHOTO trigger 1 – source: unknown.   I saw this in a stationery shop on the floor by the photocopier.  I asked the assistant where it came from as I loved it so much!  He didn’t know and said that he had a customer who often took in old magazine photos to be blown up.  I asked for a copy and …

Religious Affair

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POETRY   Religious affair   I’m not religious, I’m just intrigued by it – But I’m kind of hooked on it.   I’m not religious, I’m just involved With it – But I’m not committed to it.   I’m not religious, I’m just entangled In it – But I’m not attached to it.   I’m not religious, I’m just obsessed With it …

Poem & Article – ‘Woman’s Hour’

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  Article first…poem at the end.   I believe all women are equal. I’m all for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ and most of what it and other programmes like it stand for….however, I do have a problem. I feel that there needs to be a greater celebration of the femininity and achievements of woman who haven’t had children or …

DAD’S ARMY – 2016. Bill Nighy: a master class in the understated

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  Featured image:  By Source, Fair use, Universal   DAD’S ARMY – 2016 Bill Nighy, a master class in the understated. Last Friday, I went to see Dad’s Army and was not disappointed. I have to say that I was quite indifferent as to whether I wanted to see this 50 year old British comedy on the big screen. I …

LAMDA & NEW ERA Examinations and Tuition (Norwich)

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  LAMDA & New Era Academy Examination classes / drama tuition Norwich Both of these organisations offer examinations in the disciplines of Acting, Verse & Prose, Devised, Public Speaking and more. Level 3 exams, for both organisations, offer UCAS points – which can be very important for those seeking to top up points for University entry or want to gain …