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Welcome to the Samuel French Student homepage, where we have one simple aim. We've been serving upcoming theatre-makers for nearly 200 years, and now we're doing it online.

If there's a book you need, we probably have it (if we don't please tell us and we'll try and get it). If you're looking for ideas on great speeches for auditions, essential acting books (with great student savings) or a selection of the freshest selection of new plays and theatre books - who better to ask than a company staffed by professional theatre geeks since 1830?

Oh, and did we mention if you register as a student, you can get 10% off everything online and in our London shop? You'll also be entered into a draw to win £75 to spend at Samuel French.

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