Modern Monologues for Women

Author: Jane Maud

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595645

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 1090

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

50+ audition pieces for actors and actresses

Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140814106X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 9111

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

Shakespeare Monologues for Young Women

Author: Luke Dixon

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848422667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 103

View: 3480

Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.Each volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.Shakespeare Monologues for Young Women contains 40 monologues drawn from across the whole of Shakespeare's canon. Each speech comes with a neat summary of the vital information (the who, where and when of the speech), plus descriptions of what is happening, what to think about when preparing it, and a glossary. There is also a user-friendly introduction to selecting your speech, tackling Shakespeare's language and approaching the audition itself.

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

View: 4662

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

Author: Trilby James

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848425347

Category:

Page: 256

View: 9197

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

Shakespeare Monologues for Young Men

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848422650

Category: Drama

Page: 103

View: 4433

Drawing on his experience as an acting and audition coach, Luke Dixon has selected fifty monologues for young women drawn from across the Shakespeare canon. Each is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What the character's objectives are - everything actors need to know!

The Methuen book of contemporary monologues for women

Author: Chrys Salt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780413772916

Category: Drama

Page: 133

View: 4704

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.

Best Contemporary Monologues for Men 18-35

Author: Lawrence Harbison

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495013588

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 6358

(Applause Acting Series). Lawrence Harbison has selected 100 terrific monologues for men 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, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Terence McNally; by exciting up-and-comers such as Nicole Pandolfo, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Crystal Skillman, Greg Kalleres, Reina Hardy, and J. Thalia Cunningham; 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 his contemporary piece after bowling over teachers and casting directors alike with a classical excerpt.

Shakespeare for One

Women : the Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: 9780325004877

Category: Drama

Page: 176

View: 7591

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 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

View: 5503

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.

New Monologues for Women

Author: Geoffrey Colman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472573536

Category: Drama

Page: 120

View: 7718

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.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436215

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 2358

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’.

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

View: 6282

(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 Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Teens to Thirties

Author: Dee Cannon

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199407

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 6092

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.

The Monologue Audition

A Practical Guide for Actors

Author: Karen Kohlhaas

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879102913

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 9686

"All the elements of preparing a monologue audition - script analysis, staging, voice, timing, gesture, movement and self-presentation skills - are thoroughly explored here. The goal of the book, as Ms. Kohlhaas states in her Introduction, is not only to help you prepare for auditions, but to make working on monologues a regular and enjoyable part of your acting life. As you follow the author along the path she charts, you are not only learning to rehearse monologues effectively, you are learning to turn auditions into exciting ways to grow and challenge yourself as an actor."--BOOK JACKET.