The Methuen Drama Book of Modern Monologues for MenThe Methuen Drama Book of Modern Monologues for Men



Edited by Dee Cannon, author of the bestselling In-Depth Acting, this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today's leading contemporary playwrights.

Author: Dee Cannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783199389

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Page: 200

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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. Edited by Dee Cannon, author of the bestselling In-Depth Acting, 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, and 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.

The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black ActorsThe Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors



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.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783195558

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Page: 128

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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.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for WomenThe Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women



Edited by Dee Cannon, author of the bestselling In-Depth Acting, this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today's leading contemporary playwrights.

Author: Dee Cannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783199402

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Page: 192

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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. Edited by Dee Cannon, author of the bestselling In-Depth Acting, 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, and 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.

The Methuen Book of Contemporary Monologues for MenThe Methuen Book of Contemporary Monologues for Men



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.

Author: Chrys Salt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 0413772926

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Page: 144

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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

The Contemporary Monologue MenThe Contemporary Monologue Men



This 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.

Author: Michael Earley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0878300619

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Page: 133

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The Contemporary Monologue is an exciting collection of the best stage monologues of the past decade. It brings together a selection from some of the most vital and award-winning plays by major playwrights produced by British and American theatres. This 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 the editors' introductions and commentaries which put in performance context each monologue and character plus the play from which they are drawn.

The Methuen Book of Contemporary Monologues for WomenThe Methuen Book of Contemporary Monologues for Women



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.

Author: Chrys Salt

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015060000901

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Page: 133

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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.

The Contemporary Monologue WomenThe Contemporary Monologue Women



This is a companion volume to Earley and Keil's The Classical Monologue and The Modern Monologue. Each title in the series is available in separate volumes for men and for women.

Author: Michael Earley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780878300600

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Page: 131

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ultimate Scene Monologue SourcebookThe Ultimate Scene Monologue Sourcebook



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.

Author: Ed Hooks

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780823099498

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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.

Laugh LinesLaugh Lines



An entertaining anthology of thirty-five humorous short plays features contributions by both established authors and new playwrights, including such works as "The Zig-Zag Woman" by Steve Martin, Shel Silverstein's "The Best Daddy," Steven ...

Author: Eric Lane

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UOM:39015068802712

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Page: 514

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An entertaining anthology of thirty-five humorous short plays features contributions by both established authors and new playwrights, including such works as "The Zig-Zag Woman" by Steve Martin, Shel Silverstein's "The Best Daddy," Steven Dietz's "The Spot," Elaine May's "The Way of All Fish," and "Wanda's Visit" by Christopher Durang, among others. Original.

The Methuen Book of Modern Monologues for WomenThe Methuen Book of Modern Monologues for Women



This is a selection of speeches for women drawn from the great landmark plays of the 20th century.

Author: Chrys Salt

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015059172562

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Page: 154

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This is a selection of speeches for women drawn from the great landmark plays of the 20th century. An appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editor's introductions and commentaries, which set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context

The Actor s ScenebookThe Actor s Scenebook



A selection of more than eighty scenes and monologues from the finest contemporary plays is accompanied by helpful tips for prospective actors on acting techniques, overcoming stagefright, building confidence, and improving concentration 84 ...

Author: Michael Schulman

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 9780553263664

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Page: 341

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A selection of more than eighty scenes and monologues from the finest contemporary plays is accompanied by helpful tips for prospective actors on acting techniques, overcoming stagefright, building confidence, and improving concentration

In PerformanceIn Performance



(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.

Author: JV Mercanti

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495063633

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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.

The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook Updated and Expanded EditionThe Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook Updated and Expanded Edition



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.

Author: Ed Hooks

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 9780307875303

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Page: 336

View: 967

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.

Contemporary Monologues for TwentysomethingsContemporary Monologues for Twentysomethings



CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR TWENTYSOMETHINGS

Author: Jessica Bashline

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers

ISBN: 1495064859

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Page: 208

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(Applause Acting Series). The theater of the 21st century, in many ways, is expanding to require new muscles of its actors, and so should their monologue choices. Contemporary Monologues for Twentysomethings is a compilation of monologues for actors ages 15 to 30, incorporating characters from a variety of backgrounds with different stories to tell, giving you the chance to explore those who are close to you and those who may come from someplace else. These monologues are compiled in order of length, with the shortest coming in a little under a minute and the longer pieces running closer to four minutes. All from plays written between 2000 and 2016, the monologues in this book are useful both for exploration in a classroom setting as well as for auditions. Jessica Bashline, adjunct professor of acting at New York University, has assembled a comprehensive collection, featuring work written by Neil LaBute, Sarah Ruhl, Zach Braff, Naomi Iizuka, and many more. Every playwright in this book is currently writing. Some of these plays have been produced on Broadway and some in tiny theaters in New York, Minneapolis, San Diego, or other cities around the country. This book offers a chance for emerging actors to explore work by playwrights, both emerging and established, that is truly contemporary.

100 Exercises to Get You Into Drama School100 Exercises to Get You Into Drama School



Improve your acting and audition skills Jona Howl ... Roberta Uno (Routledge: A Theatre Arts Book) The Actor's Book of Contemporary Stage Monologues by Nina ...

Author: Jona Howl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408146521

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Page: 128

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'The book's main asset is its clarity and accessibility, it relates to its readers in a helpful and clear way.' John Gillett, actor trainer and author of Acting on Impulse Competition for drama school is fierce, thousands apply every year for only a few places. Preparing well for your audition is key. This book gives drama-school hopefuls the inside track only previously available via professional coaches. It gives clear advice on improving acting skills through effective exercises in which voice, movement, text and character come together with a single aim: to pass that elusive audition and get your career off the ground. Content and acting workshops include: posture, movement, the Alexander Technique, voice, how to work with the text, how to prepare for the Big Day, how to behave on the day. A resource section for places of study is also included. With specific exercises designed by a top London drama school coach, this book will help you think and feel like an actor. Get into training for auditions in film, TV or theatre today!

Teach Yourself Accents North AmericaTeach Yourself Accents North America



New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2007. Eisenberg, Deborah. Pastorale. Excerpted in The Actor's Book of Contemporary Stage Monologues, edited by Nina ...

Author: Robert Blumenfeld

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780879108908

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Page: 152

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Are you doing a play by Tennessee Williams? Or one of David Mamet's plays set in Chicago? Need to learn a Southern or Boston or New York or Caribbean Islands accent quickly, or do you have plenty of time? Then Teach Yourself Accents – North America: A Handbook for Young Actors and Speakers is for you: an easy-to-use manual full of clear, cogent advice and fascinating information. Contemporary monologues and scenes for two are included, and audio tracks feature extensive practice exercises. Perfect for the young acting student, the book will help anyone beginning a study of accents to get a rapid handle on the subject and use any accent immediately, with an authentic sound. More experienced actors who need an authoritative quick guide for an audition or for role preparation will find it equally useful, as will speakers who want to improve a specific accent or liven up a presentation with an apt anecdote. This second volume of the new Teach Yourself Accents series by Robert Blumenfeld, author of the best-selling Accents: A Manual for Actors, covers General American, the most widely used accent of Standard American English, as well as Northern and Southern regional accents, AAVE (African-American Vernacular English), Hispanic, Caribbean Islands, and Canadian English and French accents.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for MenThe Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men



Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today's leading contemporary playwrights.

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849434360

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Page: 192

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Monologues are an essential part of every actor's toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today's leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: 'Teens', 'Twenties', 'Thirties' and 'Forties plus'.