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Monologue/Scene Books

Mastering Monologues and Acting SidesMastering Monologues and Acting Sides
Janet Wilcox
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 WomenExceptional Monologues 2 For Men and Women

Samuel French
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 DuologuesThe Oberon Book of Modern Duologues

Catherine Weate
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 Shorter, Faster, Funnier

Eric Lane
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 WomenShe Speaks: Monologues for Women
Compiled & edited by Judith Thompson
Revised Edition
Award winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson has compiled and edited a collection of contemporary Canadian monologues for women addessing themes of Adolescence, Body, Childhood Memories, Identity, Mothers and Passion. The selections are from plays by both male and female writers from a diverse multi-cultural experience. $23.00.


...and One Classical: A Shakespeare Audition Handbook...and One Classical: A Shakespeare Audition Handbook
Doug Buchanan
A massive selection of Shakespearean audition pieces for the actor, well organized and with helpful annotation. Softcover, 242 pp. $37.95.


Shakespeare Monologues for WomenShakespeare Monologues for Women

Luke Dixon
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 Shakespeare Monologues for Men
Luke Dixon
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	Radioactive Monologues for Men for Radio, Stage and Screen
Marina Caldarone
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
Jason Pizzarello
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 TeensSixty Comedy Duet Scenes for Teens

Laurie Allen
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 CenturyDuo! 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.


Monologue Mastery Monologue Mastery
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 BookThe Scene Study Book
Bruce Miller
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 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 TeensActor's Choice: Monologues for Teens
Erin Detrick
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 GirlsHey, 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 MenThe Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men

Catharine Weate
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 OldsAudition Speeches for 6 to 16 Year Olds

Jean Marlow
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 CenturyOne 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 MonologuesOne 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 MenAward 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 for Men.


Gay Monologues and Scenes: An AnthologyGay Monologues and Scenes: An Anthology

Sky Gilbert
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 MenClassical 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 WomenClassical 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 IsTell It Like It Is

Peg Kehret
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 StoriesPrivate Stories: Monologues for young actors ages 8 to 16
Elizabeth Bauman
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.


Volume One: The Comedies Volume One: The Histories Once More Unto The Speech, Dear Friends - the Tragedies

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
Neil Freeman
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 TalentOriginal Monologs That Showcase Your Talent
Dwight Watson
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 That Showcase Your Talent provides synopses, character profiles, and character objectives for the book's three-to-five-minute pieces and one-minute monologs. This is an essential resource for students, teachers, and budding professional actors. Softcover, 179 pp. $22.95.

Canada On Stage: Scenes and MonologuesCanada 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 ActorsFifty 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 response to 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 SpeechesActress' Audition Speeches
Second Edition
Jean Marlow
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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222 Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes and Under222 Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes and Under
Irene Zeigler Aston & John Capecci
This is the best collection available for the actor who is looking for a comedic monologue. Situational humour, word play, absurdity, and surrealism are all represented in a diverse assortment of plays -- from classical to contemporary works -- for male and female actors. Softcover, 313 pp. $24.95.

The Faber Book of Monologues: MenThe Faber Book of Monologues: Men
Jane Edwardes
With 25 speeches for characters ranging in age from 20 to 65, the Faber Book of Monologues for Men contains a rich variety of tragic, comic, realist, and absurdist works by a stunning assembly of playwrights. Each selection includes a synopsis of the play together with character commentary as well as recommendations for accents and reference to first performance. Softcover, 114 pp. $20.00.

100 Great Monologs100 Great Monologs
Rebecca Young
Excellent for auditions, speech competitions, discussion starters, variety shows, and acting practice, this winning collection of monologs, duologs and triologs will inspire and entertain. With 100 pieces to choose from -- varying in length, from two to three minutes -- this book has something for every student actor. Softcover, 213 pp. $15.95.

New Audition Scenes and Monologs from Contemporary PlaywrightsNew Audition Scenes and Monologs from Contemporary Playwrights
Roger Ellis
This anthology contains over forty monologs and scenes from the work of contemporary playwrights, selected for use by young students and actors age twelve to twenty-four years old. The material is appropriate for all audiences in terms of language and content. This cutting edge, international collection is a valuable resource for actors, directors, students, and teachers. Softcover, 177 pp. $15.95.

Talk to MeTalk To Me
Eric Lane & Nina Shengold
In this one-of-a-kind collection of monologue plays, Eric Lane and Nina Shengold have gathered a breathtaking array of human voices and stories by master playwrights and emerging new writers. Because each selection is a complete monologue, Talk to Me is an unprecedented source for actors in search of material for auditions, classes, and performances, as well as a literary gold mine for anyone who loves drama. Softcover, 536 pp. $21.00.

The Methuen Book of Modern Monologues for WomenThe Methuen Book of Modern Monologues for Women
Edited by Chrys Salt
Plucked from the best stage monologues of the second half of the nineteenth century to the 1970s, this collection is an invaluable resource for actors seeking serious or comic monologues. Modern Monologues for Women draws from works by many playwrights who helped to fashion modern theatre, such as Bertolt Brecht, David Hare and Peter Shaffer. Each monologue is accompanied by Chrys Salt's commentary which explains the monologue in the context of the play from which it was drawn and highlights possible considerations for performance. Softcover, 154 pp. $20.00. Also available: The Methuen Book of Modern Monologues for Men.

More Duologues For All Accents and AgesMore Duologues For All Accents and Ages
Eamonn Jones & Jean Marlow
Included in this collection are duologues from a range of plays, from Elizabethan to contemporary drama. The extracts have been carefully chosen to offer a range of styles and include parts for a variety of accents and ages. Actors will find plenty of useful and stimulating material in this terrific collection. Softcover, 168 pp. $27.95.

Real Scenes and Monologues for Urban YouthReal Scenes and Monologues for Urban Youth
Lynn Pannell
This collection of scenes and monologues reflects a reality rarely represented by conventional collection; it reflects the reality of America's inner-city streets. Real is geared towards actors ages 8 to 18, and the scenes and monologues are spoken in the appropriate vernacular: frank, profane, outrageous and totally believable. Softcover, 140 pp. $17.95.

Shakespeare For One: MenShakespeare For One: Men
Douglas Newell
At some point in their careers, all actors have to face the task of working up a classical monologue -- preferably one that's accessible, compelling, and not done to death. This volume collects virtually all of the monologues for men from Shakespeare's 37 plays. For actors, directors, students, and teachers, this volume is a treasure trove of the famous soliloquies plus many unfamiliar gems. Softcover, 298 pp. $25.95.


Teen TalkTeen Talk: Modern Monologues for Teenage Girls
Susan Pomerance
Softcover, 58 pp. $11.95.

 

 



Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16+
Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16+
Edited by Jean Marlow
Marlow has compiled a wide variety of speeches for the sixteen to eighteen year-old age-group. Sources include UK, US, and Canadian plays, and all selections are from published pieces. Softcover, $20.00.



 
Monologues In Dialect For Young ActorsMonologues In Dialect For Young Actors

Kimberly Mohne Hill
Includes pieces to be spoken with Russian, American South, New York, Standard British, Cockney, and Irish dialects. Softcover, $17.95.


 


My Sisters' VoicesMy Sisters' Voices: Teenage Girls of Color Speak Out
Edited by Iris Jacob
A passionate and poignant collection of writings by teenage girls of African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and biracial backgrounds. They speak out on topics that are relevant not only to themselves and their peers but to anyone who is raising, teaching, or nurturing girls of color. Softcover, $17.00.


Scenes for Young ActorsScenes for Young Actors
Edited by Lorraine Cohen
Includes scenes from Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare, A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller, West Side Story by Arthur Laurents, as well as many adaptations of such literary works as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Alice in Wonderland, among many others. $10.99.


The Theatre Audition BookThe Theatre Audition Book: 144 Monologues from Contemporary, Modern, Period, Shakespeare and Classical Plays
Gerald Ratliff
Also contains chapters on audition preparation and playing the various "styles' demanded by the monologues offered. For both male and female actors. Softcover, $22.95.



The Contemporary Monologue Men/WomenThe Contemporary Monologue Men / The Contemporary Monologue Women
Michael Earley & Phillipa Keil
Available in volumes for men or women, you will find material of all types. The editor provides introductions and commentaries which put the monologue in context of the play and provide support for the actor preparing the audition. Material taken from plays of the 80's and early 90's. Men, $23.95; Women, $21.95.


Soliloquy! The Shakespeare MonologuesSoliloquy! The Shakespeare Monologues
(The Women/The Men)

Michael Earley & Phillipa Keil
Two volumes of Shakespeare's greatest soliloquies, monologues and set speeches are divided and classified for easy use. Included are notes setting the scene, highlighting dificult words and passages and supportive commentaries. An extra bonus is an essay on acting Shakespeare with easily applied techniques. $14.95.



Audition Speeches for WomenAudition Speeches for Women / Audition Speeches for Men
Jean Marlow
The editor has chosen "fresh" material from the contemporary theatre which she supports with brief essays on audition preparation, extra skills and voice overs. Both softcover volumes, $15.95.




Monolgues for Actors of ColorMonologues for Actors of Color
Roberta Uno
Available in separate volumes for MEN and WOMEN. A volume of monologues from over 50 plays which does not intend to confine an actor in terms of race, gender, ethnicity or national identity, but rather presents powerful writing which expands possibilities in performance. Afro-American, First Nations, Latino, Asian-American and Native American writing is all presented, along with viewpoints from different sexual and political identities. $21.95.


Solo: The Best Monologues of the 80'sSolo: The Best Monologues of the 80's
Michael Earley and Philliopa Keil
Available in separate volumes for MEN and WOMEN, this is a volume of 75 well selected monologues drawn primarily from American plays. Minimal support material is provided. $6.95.

 

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