Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides
Helpful advice on how to prepare for any kind of acting auditions. Provides helpful hints from industry insiders, sample cripts, exercises, and instructional CD, and more. Softcover, 240 pp. $29.95.
Exceptional Monologues 2 For Men and Women
A collection of monologues from the past year's publications at Samuel French. Includes works by Sarah Ruhl, Zoe Laufer, Matthew Lopez, and many more.... even some monologues from the hit play The 39 Steps! Softcover, 165 pp. $12.95.
The Oberon Book of Modern Duologues
A collection of scenes for two actors from some of the best plays of the last twenty years. Softcover, 250 pp. $21.50.
Shorter, Faster, Funnier
Featuring works by David Ives, Jeffrey Hatcher, Christopher Durang, Nina Shengold, and many many more, this collection of comedic monologues, scenes and shorts is a goldmine for audition material, as well as being perfect for the classroom. Softcover, 530 pp. $18.95.
She Speaks: Monologues for Women
Compiled & edited by Judith Thompson
Award winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson has compiled and edited a
collection of contemporary Canadian monologues for women addessing themes of
Body, Childhood Memories, Identity, Mothers and Passion. The selections are
from plays by
both male and female writers from a diverse multi-cultural experience.
...and One Classical: A Shakespeare Audition Handbook
A massive selection of Shakespearean audition pieces for the actor, well organized and with helpful annotation. Softcover, 242 pp. $37.95.
Shakespeare Monologues for Women
Each monologue in this collection 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 features a user-friendly introduction to the whole process of selecting your speech, tackling Shakespeare's language and approaching the audition itself. Softcover, 123 pp. $22.95.
Shakespeare Monologues for Men
Drawing on his extensive experience as a theatre director and in drama training, Luke Dixon has chosen fifty monologues for male actors from across the whole of Shakespeare's canon. Each monologue is prefaced with a neat summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to preform it to maximum effect and in your own unique way. The volume also features a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of selecting your speech, tackling Shakespeare's language and approaching the audition itself. Softcover, 121 pp. $22.95.
Radioactive Monologues for Men for Radio, Stage and Screen
Drawing on a broad spectrum of writing, the volume offers a diverse selection of scenes suitable for actors of all ages and levels of experience. A fuller appreciation of each monologue is supplied by the editors' commentaries which give guidance on the age and accents of characters as well as the context and movement of the scene. Softcover, 97 pp. $20.00.
Radioactive Monologues for Women for Radio, Stage and Screen
Marina Caldarone & Marilyn LeConte
This collection of monologues brings together over thirty extracts from the best contemporary plays for radio and stage. Inside you will find a diverse selection of material suitable for actors of all ages and levels of experience. A fuller appreciation of each monologue is supplied by the editors' commentaries which give guidance on the age and accents of characters as well as the context and movement of the scene. Softcover, 111 pp. $20.00.
Actor's Choice: Scenes for Teens
From hilarious comedy to cutting-edge drama, this new collection offers exciting scenes and fascinating characters for any young actor. Perfect for any 2 actors, these 40 unique scenes are ideal for classroom use. Softcover, 174 pp. $18.50.
Sixty Comedy Duet Scenes for Teens
A collection of real-life duet scenes for middle school and high school
students. Topics include: dating, appearances, egos, fads, crushes, broken
hearts, failing grades, and many more. These believable situations are
perfect for the classroom or rehearsal room. Softcover, 209 pp. $17.95.
Duo! The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century
Joyce E. Henry, Rebecca Dunn Jaroff & Bob Shuman
Filled with rich characters and universal storylines, Duo! speaks
to people of all ages and backgrounds and tackles all the paramount
issues of our time -- from race and gender to class and politics to love
and sex. Culled from the work of over one hundred playwrights, this compendium
is by turns comic, serious, or both, but always intensely human. Softcover,
502 pp. $20.95.
Prudence Wright Holmes
Monologue Mastery is a valuable manual and workbook for all actors, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Prudence Wright Holmes answers many of the questions that actors have struggled with for years. The book addresses in great detail the three most important phases in monologue selection and performance: how to find great little-known monologues, how to find monologues that fit you perfectly, and how to act a monologue brilliantly and capture the auditors' attention. Softcover, 114 pp. $14.99.
The Scene Study Book
Straightforward and readable, this is a practical, step-by-step guide covering the entire scene study process, from the analysis of basic story structure -- including conflict and story arc, to making choices about physical and psychological action. Included are chapters on selecting scenes, partnering, and scoring a script, along with a first-rate list of scenes to use. Softcover, 159 pp. $16.99.
Young Women's Monologues from Contemporary Plays #2
Gerald Lee Ratliff
A collection of 82 monologues for women from recently produced contemporary plays for auditions, contests, workshops, and acting classes. Softcover, 233 pp. $15.95.
Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens
Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens gives you an
exciting selection of new monologues, from hilarious comedy to cutting-edge
drama, and everything in between. From classwork to competitions to
auditions, this book has you covered. Softcover, 131 pp. $18.50.
The Theatre Audition Book 2
Gerald Lee Ratcliff
This excellent collection contains 135 classic and contemporary monologues
with tips and suggestions on how to play them. The auditioning process
is covered in seven chapters: 1) Audition Preview, 2) Audition Process,
3) Playing the Classics, 4) Playing Shakespeare, 5) Playing the Period,
6) Playing the Contemporary, and 7) Playing the Musical and the Medium.
Softcover, 247 pp. $17.95.
Hey, Girlfriend: 75 Monologues for Girls
Kimberly A. McCormick
Hey, Girlfriend is a collection of 75 monologues written specifically with the teenage girl in mind. These monologues may be used for discussion starters, audition pieces, acting exercises, speech competitions, or simply for classroom use. The topics are relevant to the lives of today's teenagers. Softcover, 159 pp. $21.95.
The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men
Compiled here are over fifty speeches from some of the finest plays
of the last twenty years, from the unique roster of the UK's leading
independent drama publisher. The book is helpfully arranged according
to age suitability -- Teens, Twenties, Thirties, Forties plus -- and sets
the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context.
Softcover, 162 pp. $22.95. Also available: The Oberon Book of
Modern Monologues for Women.
Audition Speeches for 6 to 16 Year Olds
A rich selection of speeches for students and children taking part
in drama competitions, exams and auditions selected for a vast a array
of well-known plays and novels. Full of advice and helpful hints, this
book is an indispensible resource for young actors and enthusiasts.
Softcover, 132 pp. $20.00.
One on One: The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st Century
Edited by Joyce E. Henry
A follow-up to the popular edition from the 1990s, On on One includes
the work of over 70 playwrights, spotlighting the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway,
regional, and experimental writings since 2000. This book of monologues
for actresses is edited by three theatre experts who have carefully selected
the strongest bravura pieces for auditions, acting classes, and study.
A special introduction explains how to best choose, practice, and perform
a speech for auditions. Softcover, 271 pp. $18.95.
One on One: The Best Men's Monologues for the 21st Century
Edited by Joyce E. Henry, Rebecca Dunn Jaroff & Bob Shuman
This follow up to the popular edition from the 1990's includes
the work of over eighty playwrights, spotlighting the best of Broadway,
Off-Broadway, regional, and experimental writings since 2000. Tackling
issues of race, class, and gender, and expressing reactions to 9/11 and
the Iraq war, this new compendium depicts young, middle aged, and older
characters caught in the truths of our time. Softcover, 304 pp. $18.95.
Award Monologues for Women
Christine Ozanne & Patrick Tucker
This collection of 54 monologues will help all of you who are looking
for up-to-date speeches for auditions, acting class, or who just want
to enjoy extracts from some of the new plays that have arrived in the
last 25 years. Softcover, 181 pp. $24.95. Also available: Award Monologues
Gay Monologues and Scenes: An Anthology
This collection of diverse scenes and monologues will allow men of all persuasions to stretch their acting muscles, or work from their strengths rather than their weaknesses. Includes work by such writers as Salvatore Antonio, Paul Dunn, Sean Reycraft and R.M. Vaughan. Softcover, 139 pp. $25.00.
Classical Monologues for Men: The Good Audition Guides
Edited by Marina Caldarone
Marina Caldarone has chosen for this volume fifty monologues for male actors selected from classical plays throughout the ages and ranging across all of Western theatre. Each monologue is prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect. These monologues are presented chronologically and arranged within five periods: Classical Greek and Roman, Elizabethan and Jacobean, French and Spanish Golden Age, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, and Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. Softcover, 159 pp. $22.95.
Classical Monologues for Women
Marina Caldarone (editor)
These classical monologues are presented chronologically and arranged within five periods: Classical Greek and Roman, Elizabethan and Jacobean, French and Spanish Golden Age, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth centuries. Softcover, 160 pp. $22.95.
Tell It Like It Is
A new collection of fifty monologs by Peg Kehret, they create moments
of recognition that make both the performer and the audience smile.
Softcover, 117 pp. $15.95.
Private Stories: Monologues for young actors ages 8 to 16
Seven simple questions accompany the inspired monologues in this collection,
enabling young actors to draw upon their experiences to create unique,
well-rounded characters - even characters and situations beyond their range
of personal experience. Softcover, 129 pp. $10.95.
Once More Unto The Speech, Dear Friends: Monologues from Shakepeare's First Folio with Modern Text Versions for Comparison - The Comedies; The Histories and The Tragedies
To stay on top of his or her game, the Shakespearean actor needs
more knowledge of what makes the play tick, especially since the
early plays demand a different style from the later ones. Each genre
(comedy, history, tragedy) has different requirements. This three-volume
set will help actors discover the extra details of humanity that
the original Folio texts automatically offer. It includes 900 separate
audition possibilities, 600 more monologues than in any other series
and is useful for beginners as well as more experienced actors. Softcover. Histories $25.50, Comedies $25.50,
and Tragedies $25.50.
Original Monologs That Showcase Your Talent
Here is a great collection of original monologs to capture the actor's
imagination, as well as the attention of the director, casting agent,
and audience. With a focus on the actor's process, Original Monologs
Your Talent provides synopses, character profiles, and character
objectives for the book's three-to-five-minute pieces and one-minute
is an essential resource for students, teachers, and budding professional
Softcover, 179 pp. $22.95.
Canada On Stage: Scenes and Monologues
Iris Turcott & Keith Turnbull
The pieces in Canada On Stage are drawn from approximately 50 plays produced
in the past ten years. There is a significant flourishing of an exhilarating
diversity of aesthetics, styles, techniques, themes, voices and vocabularies.
Softcover, 231 pp. $27.00.
Fifty More Professional Scenes and Monologs for Student Actors
Garry Michael Kluger
This newest collection of Kluger characterizations offers both professionals
and students a challenging, new variety of believable roles and dramatic
styles. The book is divided into Comedy and Drama sections. Most
scenes are easily adaptable to male or female actors. Published in
popular demand, this sequel provides tested monologs and scenes workable
for actors of all ages and talent levels.
Softcover, 193 pp. $15.95.
Actress' Audition Speeches
In this new edition of Actress' Audition Speeches, Jean
Marlow presents a generous selection of speeches of all types, classic
and contemporary. In addition there is helpful advice from directors,
casting directors, actors and teachers. Softcover, 130 pp. $20.00.
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