The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men

Looking for fresh, contemporary monologues? The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men collects over fifty speeches selected from the unique roster of one of Britain's leading publishers. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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The Actor’s Book of Classical Monologues

From the stately and poetic Greek tragedies to the lively, bawdy Restoration comedies, the classical repertoire is a treasure trove of often-overlooked materials for male and female, young and old. The solo pieces collected here vary widely in mood, style, and level of challenge; they include a generous supply of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; and they’re fleshed out with brief plot synopses and valuable historical material. Stefan Rudnicki, an accomplished actor, director, and teacher, also provides practical tips on preparing each scene for audition or performance. Among the playwrights whose works are included are: Aeschylus Sophocles Euridipes Aristophanes Shakespeare Tourneur Kyd Middleton Jonson Sheridan Dryden Congreve …and many others. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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The Ultimate Scene & Monologue Sourcebook

All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more than 1,000 scenes in over 300 plays. This unique format is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context.  Using these guidelines, the actor can quickly pinpoint the perfect monologue, then find the text in the Samuel French or Dramatist Play Service edition of the play. Newly revised and expanded, the book also includes the author’s own assessment of each monologue. No. of copies in library: 2
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The Classical Monologue: Women

The Classical Monologue is a fresh selection of the best speeches from the repertoire of the classical theatre, from the Greeks to the beginning of the 20th century. These great dramatic monologues--from all periods and styles, all varied in tone and genre--make an indispensable actor's companion for auditioning, rehearsing and performing. Each monologue is accompanied by textual notes explaining any unusual vocabulary or syntax, and by commentary in which the editors offer interpretative points and practical advice in preparing the speech for performance. Both beginners and experienced actors will find The Classical Monologue a treasury of theatrical riches waiting to be released on stage. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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Best Monologues from the Best American Plays, Volume Three

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." Really? Words can break spirits destroy confidence. They can also build hope and incite great acts of heroism. Playwrights know this and so do theater audiences. Otherwise why go? Words matter and carry clout every bit as dangerous as a hammer or crowbar. This too playwrights know. The monologues in this volume are full of such blows striking at our imaginations and our memories generating responses such as joyful laughter or chilling surprise. Others squeeze us into worlds we've never experienced or perhaps experienced at the furthest edges of memory and recollection. Still others may help us alter the way we see certain things people or beliefs. Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three is a collection of monologues drawn from the popular Best American Short Plays series an archive of works from many of the best playwrights active today. Long or short serious or not excerpts or entireties this collection abounds in speech acts that may trigger physical reactions and almost certainly will transform an attitude or two drawing out lost memories creating new ones and definitely entertaining engaging amusing us all along the way. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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Best Contemporary Monologues For Women 18-35

Lawrence Harbison has selected 100 terrific monologues for women – from contemporary plays, all by characters between the ages of 18 and 35 – perfect for auditions or class. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays

Moving Parts offers actors the best monologues from great plays—pieces by both well-known and up-and-coming playwrights, including many minority artists—that offer a variety of dramatic styles for beginning and experienced actors. Included are more than a hundred monologues from such contemporary voices as Eric Bogosian, Caryl Churchill, Christopher Durang, Maria Irene Fornes, Athol Fugard, Philip Kan Gotanda, Václav Havel, Lanford Wilson, and George C. Wolfe. Designed for easy browsing, the monologues are indexed by gender, age, and subject to help actors locate appropriate material, and each is introduced with a short description of the plot, setting, and character type. These monologues stand on their own as good theater, while they give actors a well-defined character, a story to tell, and a wide range of behavior and feeling to portray. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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A Chip in the Sugar: A Monologue from Talking Heads

Graham, a middle-aged bachelor, emotionally retarded and chronically dependent on his mother, finds life difficult enough at the best of times. When Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him, however, Graham's old insecurities rear their ugly heads again. Fate, eventually, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his mother's amnesiac tyranny. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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One on One: The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century

(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  
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222 Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes & Under

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  
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222 Monologues, 2 Minutes & Under

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
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