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


Author: Dee Cannon
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783199407
Category: Drama
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. 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 Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Teens to Thirties


Author: Dee Cannon
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783199385
Category: Drama
Page: 200
View: 486

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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. 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 Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men


Author: Catherine Weate
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: 9781849434362
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 182
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Presents over fifty monologues for men from the finest plays of the past twenty years, in a work arranged according to age suitability.

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.

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

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.

In-Depth Acting


Author: Dee Cannon
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849435421
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 200
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A book that will stand the test of time for any actor in the making, a book of knowledge and hard-earned commitment to the art of acting"- Pierce Brosnan An essential guide to mastering the Stanislavski technique, filtering out the complexities of the system and offering a dynamic, hands-on approach. In-Depth Acting provides a comprehensive understanding of character, preparation, text, subtext and objectives. • How to prepare for drama school and professional auditions • How to develop a 3-dimensional, truthful character • Preparation exercises to help you get in character • Rehearsal guidelines • An appendix of Transitive/Active Verbs and more ‘A wonderful, succinct book that no student or professional actor should be without.’ - Jenny Lipman, Acting Tutor at LAMDA ‘Dee Cannon’s classes at RADA were legendary. This is an inspiring and intensely practical guide for anyone, at any stage of their acting life.’ - Eve Best ‘As a former student of Dee’s, I can assure you that this is the definitive version of the method I use to approach every role: iPods, animals and OBJECTIVES! How wonderful to finally have it all in book form!’ - Gemma Arterton 'Working with Dee and with this book I feel my process and preparation has been energized, activated and inspired' - Ramin Karimloo

Award Monologues for Men


Author: Patrick Tucker,Christine Ozanne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136023429
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
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Award Monologues for Men is a collection of fifty monologues taken from plays written since 1980 that have been nominated for the Pullitzer Prize, the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards in New York, and The Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The book provides an excellent range of up-to-date audition pieces, usefully arranged in age groups, and is supplemented with audition tips to improve your acting, and to ensure you give your best possible performance.

New Monologues for Men


Author: Geoffrey Colman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472573501
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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New Monologues for Men features forty monologues from plays published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama recently. The monologues are selected by the editor, Geoffrey Colman, on account of their suitability and 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, performance decisions, points of significance in the text, and drawing on decisions made in professional production/s. This collection is the go-to resource for auditioning actors with an insatiable appetite for new, original and excellent material.

Operation Crucible


Author: Kieran Knowles
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: 9781783190805
Category: Drama
Page: 74
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A new play from a first-time playwright, set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz.

Title and Deed


Author: Will Eno
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849433658
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Behold the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. He’s almost Christ-like, from a distance, in terms of height and weight. Listen closely or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks to you directly about the notion of home, about the notion of the world. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed, which is a word he made up accidentally. The running time, if he doesn’t die or think of anything else, is roughly one hour. Title and Deed is a provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno, whom The New York Times called ‘a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.’ ‘A haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile... The marvel of Mr. Eno’s voice is how naturally it combines a carefully sculptured lyricism with sly, poker-faced humor. Everyday phrases and familiar platitudes -“Don’t ever change,” “Who knows” - are turned inside out or twisted into blunt, unexpected punch lines punctuating long rhapsodic passages that leave you happily word-drunk.’ – New York Times ‘The piece proves to be an always fascinating and surprisingly moving 70 minutes of theater...What emerges from his humorous, sometimes stream-of-conscious patter is a heartfelt exploration of the transience of everything in this life, from words themselves to relationships to our very existence.’ - Theatermania

This and Other Plays


Author: Melissa James Gibson
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 155936730X
Category: Drama
Page: 320
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"Beautifully conceived, confidently executed . . . not just her finest to date, but also the best new play to open Off Broadway this fall."—The New York Times A witty, melancholy comedy about a group of friends pushing against middle age, This is a major new work for Melissa James Gibson, best known for her boundary-challenging, linguistically delectable pieces. This volume also includes downtown cult favorites [sic] and Suitcase, and Brooklyn Bridge, a play for young audiences. Melissa James Gibson's plays include [sic] (winner of the OBIE Award for playwriting and the Kesselring Prize), Suitcase: or those that resemble flies from a distance, Brooklyn Bridge, Given Fish, and Current Nobody.

Stunning and Other Plays


Author: David Adjmi
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559366753
Category: Drama
Page: 280
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"Nearly everything about David Adjmi's Stunning has an original ring to it, from the setting . . . to the brassy bleat of the dialogue." -Time Out New York This volume of distinctive work includes Stunning, set in an insular Syrian Jewish community, where a teenage bride's world is disrupted by her intellectual African American housekeeper; Evildoers, about the collapse of two privileged couples; and Elective Affinities, a post-9/11 monologue. David Adjmi's work has been produced at Lincoln Center Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, and the Royal Court in London. He has received numerous commissions and is the recipient of a 2009 Kesselring Fellowship and a Bush Artist Fellowship.

A Boy and His Soul


Author: Colman Domingo
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783195576
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Where do you get SOUL? From watching your parents sell the house you grew up in? From discovering the family secret about your crazy cousin? Or from the childhood records found in your parents’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys...and Colman. Propelled by the beat of classic soul, smooth R&B and disco, this is the soundtrack of a boy’s coming of age in 70s and 80s Philadelphia. A Boy and His Soul was the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award Best Solo Show, GLAAD Media Award Best Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA Best Solo Show awards.

The Modern Monologue

Men
Author: Michael Earley,Philippa Keil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136083480
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 172
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The Modern Monologue in two volumes, one for men and one for women, is an exciting selection of speeches drawn from the landmark plays of the 20th century. The great playwrights of the British, American and European theatre-- and the plays most constantly performed on stage throughout the world--are represented in this unique collection. Monologues of all types--both serious and comic, realistic and absurdist--provide a dynamic challenge for all actors: the student, the amateur and the professional. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editors' introduction and commentaries that set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts.

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.

Ball & Other Funny Stories About Cancer


Author: Brian Lobel
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849433267
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Unexpected, quirky and provocative, BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer is a unique collection of performances about illness and the changing body over time. Documenting a trilogy of Brian Lobel’s monologue performances from 2001-2011, this collection challenges the inspirational stories of survivors and martyrs that have come before, infusing the ‘cancer story’ with an urgency and humour which is sometimes inappropriate, often salacious and always, above all else, honest and open. Published together for the first time, this collection of performances goes beyond the chemotherapy to include reflections on politics, sexuality and gender, providing cancer – and cancer narratives – with a much-deserved kick in the ball(s).

The Seven Pomegranate Seeds


Author: Colin Teevan
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783196300
Category: Drama
Page: 82
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With the story of a lost child resonating throughout, these seven contemporary monologues for female speakers are loosely based on seven of Euripides’ most famous female characters; Medea, Phedra, Demeter, Persephone, Hypsipyle, Creusa and Alcestis. While individually they explore classical mother and child stories they come together in a compelling conclusion. Originally commissioned by the Onassis Programme at Oxford University where they were first performed by triple Olivier award-winner, Clare Higgins.

Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny


Author: Alisha Gaddis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1495002020
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 214
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(Applause Acting Series). Never before has a monologue book been written completely by people who are actually funny for a living. This incredibly hysterical, cutting-edge collection of monologues will give an actress the extra bang she needs to land the perfect comedic role. Women's Comedic Monologues features 60 monologues by writers and comics who have written for or performed on Chelsea Lately , Carson Daly , The Tonight Show , Last Comic Standing , Comedy Central Stage, and many more. This book is the answer to the comedic monologue needs of female actors everywhere!