Description : A diverse collection of monologues featuring the voices of women through the ages Drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, journals, and documents of public record, these selections, although not originally intended for theatrical or cinematic performances, offer unique dramatic opportunities for actors, speakers, students, or anyone interested in women’s studies. Stefan Rudnicki has brought together selections from well-known as well as obscure authors, providing a tremendous range of women’s perspectives from a variety of sources: poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, and Sappho, among others; passages from Mary Shelley’s journal, the diaries of Anais Nin, and the memoirs of Isadora Duncan; polemics from Mary Wollstonecraft and Joan of Arc, as well as Susan B. Anthony’s “On Woman’s Right to Suffrage”; and selections from the novels of Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Ursula K. LeGuin, and others.
Description : A brand new monologue book with up-to-date selections from the last century of playwriting. Beckett, Ayckbourn, O’Neil , Brecht, Strindberg and Wilde are a few of the great dramatists from whom pieces have been collected to make up this unique collection. This book is an invaluable resource for acting classes, competitions, auditions and rehearsals. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editor’s introduction and commentaries, which set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts. Chrys Salt has been a performer in Rep, West End, TV and radio. She has written The Methuen Books of Contemporary Monologues for Men and Women, and Make Acting Work. She runs her own theatre company and teaches regularly at the London Actors Centre.
Description : Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors need them for drama school entry, training, showcases and when auditioning for roles in the industry. This book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. The monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are organised in age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Thirties’. This volume comes in a brand new format, with a notes page next to each speech, acting as an actor’s workbook as well as a monologue resource.
Description : 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.
Description : Foreword by Naomie Harris How many Black British plays can you name? Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actresses gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years. This collection features over twenty speeches by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists. The monologues represent a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary. The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.
Description : This book of contemporary monologues for women includes pieces from the best of the last three decades of contemporary playwriting, from Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery to Charlotte Jones and Mark Ravenhill. Including extracts from plays by award-winning British playwrights, there are pieces both serious and comic providing the actor with all the challenges of performing contemporary plays. The book is an invaluable resource for auditions, acting class, competitions and rehearsals. A fuller appreciation of each monologue is provided by Chrys Salt's invaluable commentaries, giving clues as to possible direction and setting each piece in the context of the play as a whole. Praise for Chrys Salt's Make Acting Work: "A really useful book for every actor to own" Prunella Scales; "This book should be part of every resourceful actor's armoury" Annette Badland
Description : ?If brevity is the soul of a good audition, then these titles will prove a great resource. . . . ? CHOICEThis anticipated volume in Smith and Kraus?s highly-praised 60 Seconds to Shine Series, 221 One-Minute Monologues from Classic Plays, is the next book auditioning actors must have, created specifically for those who have only one minute to showcase their talent and need a short classic monologue for their repetoire. The editors have assembled a unique collection for men and women including monologues from a diverse selection of classic plays by authors such as: ?Aeschylus?Chekhov?Euripides?Filipo?Goethe?Goldoni?Havel?Kleist?Marivaux?Moliere?Pirandello?Rostand?Santander?Schnitzler?Scribe?Shakespeare?Sophokles?WedekindEach monologue embodies a well-defined character and includes strong emotional content. These monologues are not from dusty old translations from the 1950s ? all have been recently translated and use language that speaks to modern audiences. The monologues are organized by gender and indexed by tone and author to help the actor identify those most suited to the actor?s needs. Each monologue is introduced with character and scene information to help the actor understand the context of the selection.IRENE ZIEGLER ASTON is an actor, teacher, playwright, and novelist. She has taught speech, oral interpretation, and acting at Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Richmond, where she was an Artist in Residence.JOHN CAPECCI holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and has nearly twenty years experience coaching, teaching, and presenting public performances. He is an editor, along with Irene Ziegler, of The Ultimate Audition Book II: 222 Monologues from Literature, Two Minutes and Under, The Ultimate Audition Book III: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under from the Movies, and The Ultimate Audition Book IV: 222 Comedy Monologues, Two Minutes and Under.