Mel White’s Readers Theatre Anthology: Twenty-Eight All-Occasion Readings for Storytellers

The growing popularity of Readers Theatre proves you don't need scenery or costumes to create a stirring dramatic performance. This collection of scripts by a nationally-known authority on the subject will add a new theatrical look to your drama program. Their ease of performance makes these scripts ideal for classroom use, as well. A variety of stories from the pens of classical and contemporary writers, journalists, and playwrights, all adapted to readers theatre performance, make this text a truly valuable part of any drama library. The material includes comedy, mystery and suspense, Christmas stories, folklore, and children's classics. Classic and contemporary works by William Shakespeare, James Thurber, Rudyard Kipling, O. Henry, Gordon Bennett, and many more are included.
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Great Scenes and Monologues for Children Ages 7-14 (Young Actors Series) Vol. II

The much awaited second volume to Slaight and Sharrar's Great Scenes and Monologues for Children expands the compelling dramatic material available for young actors ages 7 to 14. The selections - taken from both contemporary and classic plays, myths and legends, and fairy tales - offer a wide variety of styles and themes to challenge children and their teachers and directors. Among the playwrights represented are Timothy Mason, Y York, Steven Dietz, Paul Zindel, Louis Sachar, Suzan Zedar, Contance Congdon, Lynne Alvarez, Alan Ayckbourn, Sarah Daniels, Christina Reid, Naomi Wallace, and Wole Soyinka to name only a few. Of particular interest, the collection features scenes and monologues from plays developed by the internationally renowned Young Conservartory at American Conservatory Theater (where Slaight and Sharrar are in residence) and London's Royal National Theatre.
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The Perfect Monologue: How to Find and Perform the Monologue That Will Get You the Part

In this companion volume to her highly successful Callback, Ginger Howard Friedman, a veteran casting director, playwright and teacher, reveals her winning formula for a monologue audition that lands you the part. She explains her essential rules for a successful audition, then selects scenes from 16 plays and adapts them into monologues, comic and serious, for men and women of all ages.
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Award Monologues for Women

Award Monologues for Women is a collection of fifty-four monologues taken from plays written since 1980 that have been nominated for the Pullitzer Prize, the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards in New York, and The Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The book provides an excellent range of up-to-date audition pieces, usefully arranged in age groups, and is supplemented with audition tips to improve your acting, and to ensure that the best possible performance.
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One on One: The Best Women’s Monologues for the Nineties

Over 75 monologues for women from the contemporary stage, written by these and other major dramatists: David Mamet - Brian Friel - Steve Tesich - Harold Pinter - Alan Ayckbourn - Timberlake Wertenbaker - Neil Simon - John Patrick Shanley - Jane Anderson - Elizabeth Swados - Ariel Dorfman - Craig Lucas.
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The Ultimate Audition Book: 222 Monologues 2 Minutes and Under: 200 Monologues Two Minutes and Under

The Ultimate Audition Book is a treasury of well-chosen, short monologues from many time periods and sensibilities that enable an auditioner to make a positive impression fast. Jocelyn Beard included a variety of writers, including Aphra Behn, David Mamet, George Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekhov, Moliere, Mercy Warren, Oscar Wilde, Eugene O'Neill, Christopher Durang, Harold Pinterand , and Samuel Beckett, with enough surprises such as Suzan-Lori Parks and Jose Echegaray making the selections flexible for today's growing multicultural arena.
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American Theatre Book of Monologues for Women

These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American plays over the last 15 years, including Angels in AmericaThree Tall WomenM. ButterflyTalk RadioThe Baltimore WaltzBuried Child, to name a few.
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