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Modern Monologues for Women

Modern Monologues for Women

  • Author: Jane Maud
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN: 9781854595645
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 176
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Fifty fantastic speeches for women, from top plays by some of the UK's most exciting contemporary dramatists.

Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds

Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds

50+ audition pieces for actors and actresses

  • Author: Jean Marlow
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 140814106X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 144
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Intended for students and children taking part in speech and drama competitions and exams, this book contains a range of audition speeches. It includes female, male and unisex speeches selected from both plays and children's books. Where relevant the author has indicated how a speech could be shortened for younger children. There is also an introductory section with contributions from Alan Ayckbourn, Carol Schroder (teacher and examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), Richard Carpenter (TV writer) and Ed Wilson (Director of the National Youth Theatre) and senior casting directors for the RSC, TV and film. This edition has been freshly revised to include 10 new speeches from well known recent productions as well as children's books including Harry Potter. 'A superb compilation' Amateur Stage

Contemporary Monologues for Men

Contemporary Monologues for Men

  • Author: Jane Maud
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN: 9781854595638
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 176
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Fifty fantastic speeches for men, from top plays by some of Britain's most exciting dramatists.

Shakespeare Monologues for Men

Shakespeare Monologues for Men

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN: 9781848420052
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 121
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Audition Monologues for Young Women #2

Audition Monologues for Young Women #2

More Contemporary Auditions for Aspiring Actresses

  • Author: Gerald Lee Ratliff
  • Publisher: Meriwether Pub
  • ISBN: 9781566081931
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 189
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Sourcebook of one hundred monologues and scene studies for use in acting classes, workshops, and competitive auditions or forensic contests, with thematic chapters on innocence, rebellion, independence, doubt, and cynicism.

Contemporary Duologues: Two Women

Contemporary Duologues: Two Women

  • Author: Trilby James
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN: 9781848425347
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills As an actor at any level - whether you are doing theatre studies at school, taking part in youth theatre, preparing for drama-school showcases, or attending professional acting workshops - you will often be required to prepare a duologue with a fellow performer. Your success is often based on locating and selecting a fresh, dynamic scene suited to your specific performing skills, as well as your interplay as a duo. Which is where this book comes in. This collection features twenty-five fantastic duologues for two women, almost all written since the year 2000 by some of our most exciting dramatic voices, offering a wide variety of character types and styles of writing. Playwrights featured include Alexi Kaye Campbell, Helen Edmundson, Vivienne Franzmann, Sam Holcroft, Anna Jordan, Chlo� Moss, Rona Munro, Lynn Nottage, Evan Placey and Jessica Swale, and the plays themselves were premiered at the very best theatres across the UK including the National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Almeida, Bush, Soho, Royal Court and Tricycle Theatres. Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, Trilby James equips each duologue with a thorough introduction including the vital information you need to place the piece in context (the who, what, when, where and why) and suggestions about how to perform the scene to its maximum effect (including the characters' objectives). The collection also features an introduction on the whole process of selecting and preparing a duologue, and how to present it to the greatest effect. The result is the most comprehensive and useful contemporary duologue book of its kind now available. 'Sound practical advice... a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike' Teaching Drama Magazine on The Good Audition Guides

Contemporary American Monologues for Women

Contemporary American Monologues for Women

  • Author: Todd London
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN: 1559367636
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 160
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Audition monologues from recent works by American playwrights.

One on One

One on One

The Best Women's Monologues for the Nineties

  • Author: Jack Temchin
  • Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
  • ISBN: 9781557831521
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 131
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(Applause Acting Series). 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.

The Actor's book of contemporary stage monologues

The Actor's book of contemporary stage monologues

  • Author: Nina Shengold
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 355
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A splendid collection of monologues from both well-known and obscure scripts.

The Methuen book of contemporary monologues for women

The Methuen book of contemporary monologues for women

  • Author: Chrys Salt
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780413772916
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 133
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This is an exciting collection of the best stage monologues of the past three decades. It brings together a selection from some of the most vital and award-winning plays by major playwrights produced by British and American theatres. The volume includes monologues of all types—from serious to comic and shades in between—to provide a varied, dramatic challenge for any actor: professional, student, or amateur. Here is an invaluable resource for auditions, acting classes, competitions, and rehearsals. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by Salt's commentary, which puts each monologue in the context of the play from which it is drawn. Chrys Salt is an award-winning director and writer. She runs regular workshops at the Actors Centre in London.

One on One

One on One

The Best Men's Monologues for the 21st Century

  • Author: Rebecca Dunn Jaroff,Bob Shuman,Joyce E. Henry
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1476849528
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 310
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(Applause Books). Covering the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and experimental theatre since 2000, One on One challenges actors to explore the inner self, develop skill and artistry for auditions, and deliver a knockout onstage performance. These monologues sometimes comic, sometimes serious, and often both tackle issues ranging from race, class, gender, relationships and romance to coming of age, mortality, 9/11, and the Iraq war.

The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women

The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women

  • Author: Katy Wix
  • Publisher: Oberon Books
  • ISBN: 1849439427
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 104
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'So Katy Wix has written this book of comic monologues and I may have to steal some of them. Although written for the female voice, I dare say they would stand up very well if you were a gentleman and changed the odd word or two. Here you have a book filled with brilliant characters and much funny. Each piece is bubbling with the quirky genius that makes Miss Wix one of the funniest performers / writers around. If I was ever called to audition, which I am not often despite being largely available and willing to try my hand at most things, I would be most grateful to Miss Wix for this fantastic collection. However most likely I shall keep it by my bed to dip into for laughs. It is a very good read. Well done Miss Wix.' Jennifer Saunders There are many monologues books on the market but very few provide rich material for comedy. This collection from up and coming comedian & actress Katy Wix plugs that gap and provides female performers with the kind of wonderfully warm and interesting characters that they need – and deserve. A comedian and writer, Wix has for the past few years been writing audition speeches for students at drama schools including RADA, LAMDA, Drama Centre and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A book of contemporary comedy monologues does not exist for today's actor or indeed a book comprising solely of showcase speeches. This is a collection of very funny and original audition speeches filling a significant gap in the market: made up of monologues for various age ranges, each with a running time of two to three minutes. The brevity in length makes these ideal for auditions or showcases and the variety in age and style encompasses different comedic approaches; from the very quirky to the more traditional – perfect for every type of performer.

The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition

The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition

An Actor's Reference to Over 1,000 Scenes and Monologues from More than 300 Contemporary Plays

  • Author: Ed Hooks
  • Publisher: Back Stage Books
  • ISBN: 030787530X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 336
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All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more than 1,000 scenes in over 300 plays. 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 includes the author’s own assessment of each monologue.

50 Fabulous Classical Monologues for Women

50 Fabulous Classical Monologues for Women

  • Author: Freyda Thomas,Jan Silverman
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0573662738
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 89
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Fifty fabulous, fresh, new classical monologues for men await you within these pages. Everyone from the ancient Greeks to novelists of the 19th century is represented. They are not translated; they are adapted to the actor's needs and accessible to modern audiences. There are 25 dramatic and 25 comic-the largest collection of comic classical monologues on the market. The book is divided into 4 sections: Young Women's Dramatic, Mature Women's Dramatic, Young Women's Comedic and Mature Women's Comedic. Most are in iambic pentameter, in keeping with their originals, but some are in prose as well. Some are in rhymed couplets. There's a short synopsis at the beginning of each monologue to assist the actor's preparation and execution. Some are trans-gender and non-age specific. All are meant to enhance the actor's craft. "This collection will be a delight and an invaluable resource for actors everywhere." Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theatre "Every actor must have this invaluable collection of fresh, eminently actable monologues." Ron Lagomarsino, Broadway, regional and TV director "A treasure trove of wonderful new classical material for auditions, classes and practice of our craft." Mark Zimmerman, President, Actors' Equity Assoc.

Shakespeare for One

Shakespeare for One

Women : the Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Heinemann Drama
  • ISBN: 9780325004877
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 176
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This volume collects virtually all of the monologues for women from Shakespeare's 37 plays. Not only actors, but directors and teachers, too, will find this book a treasure trove of the famous soliloquies plus many unfamiliar gems.

The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women

The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women

  • Author: Various
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101173904
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 352
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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.

Classical Monologues for Women

Classical Monologues for Women

  • Author: Marina Caldarone
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN: 9781854598707
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 160
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As an actor at any level - from school exam to professional casting - you are likely to be called upon to perform one or more audition pieces - often a 'classical' piece is specified. A great deal will depend on your coming up with something fresh that is suited both to your particular performing skills and to the period of the play you are auditioning for. Which is where this volume of The Good Audition Guides comes in. Drawing on her enormous experience as a theatre director and in drama training - she has sat on the selection board of several leading drama schools - Marina Caldarone has chosen for this volume fifty monologues for female actors selected from classical plays throughout the ages and ranging across all of Western theatre. Each monologue is prefaced with a neat summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect and in your own unique way. The volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.

New Monologues for Women

New Monologues for Women

  • Author: Geoffrey Colman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472573536
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 120
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New Monologues for Women features forty monologues from plays published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama recently. The monologues are selected by the editor, Geoffrey Colman, on account of their relevance to drama school students and recent graduates entering the profession. Each monologue is preceded by an introductory paragraph, written by the editor, outlining the setting, character type, and point in the plot. Suggestions are offered for staging, character interpretation, points of significance in the text, and how to draw from decisions made in professional productions. This collection is the go-to resource for the auditioning actor with an insatiable appetite for new, original and excellent material.

Best Contemporary Monologues for Women 18-35

Best Contemporary Monologues for Women 18-35

  • Author: Lawrence Harbison
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 149501360X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 210
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(Applause Acting Series). 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. There are comic monologues (laughs) and dramatic monologues (no laughs). Most have a compelling present-tense action for actors to perform. A few are story monologues and they're great stories. Actors will find pieces by star playwrights such as Don Nigro, Itamar Moses, Adam Bock, and Jane Martin; by exciting up-and-comers such as Nicole Pandolfo, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Crystal Skillman, Greg Kalleres, and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig; and information on getting the complete text of each play. This is a must-have resource in the arsenal of every aspiring actor hoping to knock 'em dead with her contemporary piece after bowling over teachers and casting directors alike with a classical excerpt.

In Performance

In Performance

Contemporary Monologues for Men and Women Late Thirties to Forties

  • Author: JV Mercanti
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1495063631
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 280
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(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.