The HCAC Library

Search our library:

  • Acting The First Six Lessons

    Category:
    • Technique
    Author: Boleslavsky, Richard

    Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

     

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 3

  • The Art of Acting

    Category:
    • Technique
    Author: Addler, Stella

    Though mostly monologues, they include enough exercises and student responses to get the flavor of Adler’s work. Some themes run through these classes: American culture is bankrupt, Lee Strasberg got Stanislavsky wrong, and class and its formality must be learned in order to do major plays through the realist period. This is required reading for anyone interested in theater practice.

  • The Lonely Prince

    Category:
    • Play
    Short Play Genre: Drama Author: Bolliger, Max
    Total Casts: 3 Male: 2 Female: 1

    Prince William, who has every toy money can buy, remains sad until he spends a day playing with the gardener’s boy and his rabbit.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Remember That

    Category:
    • Play
    Short Play Genre: Collection/Anthology Author: Blake, Lacy

    A performance poetry piece about first love.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Goat Island

    Category:
    • Play
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Betti, Ugo
    Total Casts: 5 Male: 2 Female: 3

    Story of a natural disaster and collective guilt; a violent tragedy of love and revenge.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 2

  • One on One: The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Henry, Joyce E.

    (Applause Acting Series). Three editors, each associated with theatre, collaborated on this book of monologues for actresses. What they discovered, besides bravura pieces for auditions, acting classes, and study, was the pulse of the millennial theatrical scene. A follow-up to the popular previous edition from the 1990s, One on One: The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century includes the work of over 70 playwrights, spotlighting the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and experimental writings since 2000. A special introduction also explains how to choose, practice, and perform a speech for auditions. Comic or serious or both the monologues are written for young, old, and multicultural players by famous names and up-and-coming talent. Anna Deavere Smith records abuse in “real” relationships ( House Arrest ); August Wilson relates trials of those who survived coming to America and those who did not ( Gem of the Ocean ); and William Gibson recreates the dark, fledgling days of Israel ( Golda’s Balcony ). Additional works include Are You Ready? by David Auburn, Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck, The Committee by Brian Dykstra, and many others.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

     

  • Loose Ends

    Category:
    • Play
    Full-length Genre: Dramatic Comedy Author: Weller, Michael
    Total Casts: 11 Male: 7 Female: 4

    Set in the turbulent 1970’s, Paul is a Peace Corps dropout and Susan is in free fall when they meet Later they live together and then marry. Separating briefly, then reconciling. Paul wants children and Susan does not. Recriminations follow as Paul bitterly denounces her for having had an abortion six months earlier without his knowledge or consent as her birthday celebration turns a shambles. One final, brief reunion is attempted but the couple comes to terms with the failure of their once romantic notions.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • One on One: Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Henry, Joyce E.
  • 222 Comedy Monologues

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Aston , Irene Ziegler

    The Hottest Collection of Comedy Monologues Available!
    If you’ve ever searched for a good comic monologue-whether for a professional audition, a class, or a competition-you know how frustrating the hunt can be. We’ve combed over some of the world’s best comic writing to bring you 222 Comic Monologues: Two Minutes and Under. It’s all funny stuff here: classic and contemporary works; roles for men and women ages 7 to 100; entertaining voices from writers as varied as Christopher Durang and Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker and Steve Martin, Margaret Cho and Molière. You’ll find shades of comedy from light to dark: situational humor, word play, absurdity, and surrealism. These monologues are alternately romantic, silly, militant, downright zany-first-rate character work by both new and established comic writers.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 2

     

  • 222 Monologues

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Beard, Jocelyn A.

    A collection of 222 men’s and women’s monologues, 2 minutes and under. Simply the greatest audition book every published. Two hundred carefully chosen monologues for men and women, all under two minutes. All monologues are indexed by play title, author, age, and gender of character.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 2

  • The Art of Watching Films (Seven Edition)

    Category:
    • Technique
    Author: M. Boggs and W. Petrie, Joseph and Dennis

    Contemporary and classic movies examples develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. The text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Krapps Last Tape

    Category:
    • Play
    Short Play Genre: Drama Author: Beckett, Samuel
    Total Casts: 1 Male: 1

    Krapp, “a wearish old man”, who seems to have recorded every aspect of his life and is quite obviously somewhat detached from reality, submerges himself entirely in his past.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1