Description : Renowned editor Larwrence Harbison brings together approximately one hundred never-before-published men’s monologues for actors to use for auditions and in class, all from recently produced plays. The selections include monologues from plays by both well-known playwrights and future stars, including Jonathan Yukitch, Don Nigro, Lloyd Su, Daniel Damiano, Molly Goforth, Carlyle Brown, Seth Svi Rosenfeld, Brian Dykstra, Steven Hayet, David MacGregor, and Nat Cassidy. There are terrific comic pieces (laughs) and terrific dramatic pieces (no laughs), and all represent the best of contemporary playwriting. This collection is an invaluable resource for aspiring actors hoping to ace their auditions and impress directors and teachers with contemporary pieces.
Description : Contemporary Monologues for Young Men and Women contains a collection of speeches from plays written since 1985, suitable for both teenagers and young adults. The selections are varied in content, tone and style and are accompanied by a brief outline of the context and setting. The compilation will provide any performer with opportunities for exploring a range of contemporary characters and stories.
Description : (Applause Acting Series). In this thoughtfully curated collection, actors preparing for an audition or searching for quality scenes to hone their chops will find a wealth of contemporary material from American and British plays. Almost all of the works are from the year 2000 to the recent 2014 Broadway production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , chosen from the point of view of a professional acting teacher, director, and casting director. Along with covering the basics of how to match the best monologue to the actor and how to approach the rehearsal and performance of a piece, the book provides a synopsis of the plays, character descriptions, and lists of questions specific to each monologue that will direct the actor toward shaping a complex, honest, and thoughtful performance with a strong emotional connection, a clear arc, and playable actions. There is also a brief lesson on appropriate rehearsal behavior and preparation.
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 : The Modern Monologue in two volumes, one for men and one for women, is an exciting selection of speeches drawn from the landmark plays of the 20th century. The great playwrights of the British, American and European theatre-- and the plays most constantly performed on stage throughout the world--are represented in this unique collection. Monologues of all types--both serious and comic, realistic and absurdist--provide a dynamic challenge for all actors: the student, the amateur and the professional. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editors' introduction and commentaries that set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts.
Description : The Contemporary Monologue" is an invaluable resource for acting classes, competitions, auditions and rehearsals. It is an affordable and necessary tool for serious actors everywhere.