Synopses & Reviews
As professional directors and teachers who work with young and adult actors at the Tony Award-Winning American Conservatory Theater, Slaight and Sharrar have years of experience helping actors uncover the dynamics of the monologue, as acting exercise and as audition material. Now in their impressive third volume of age-appropriate monologues, culled from plays by substantial playwrights from an international field, the editors have assembled an impressive collection to take the actor/director/teacher to new levels of sophistication and breadth. The volume's introduction is a concise guide to today's audition obstacles and how to overcome them. As in their other award-winning collections, Slaight and Sharrar have selected character speeches from the finest dramatic literature. In addition, they have included a special section on the use of the song lyric as an exciting and useful exercise in solo work.Some of the writers included are: Edward Albee Lee Blessing Constance Congdon Kia Corthron Bob Dylan Horton Foote Timothy Mason Sharman Macdonald Lynn Nottage Adam Rapp George Bernard Shaw Shakespeare Sam Shepard John M. Synge
A collection of monologues from published works from between 418 B.C. to the present, divided into three categories--classic, contemporary, and nondramatic literary selections.
PRAISE FOR GREAT MONOLOGUES FOR YOUNG ACTORS VOL. I â€œSpecifically designed for actors ages 14â€“22, both these books contain a wide variety of material that is great for auditions or practice . . .â€ KLIATT â€œ. . . a terrific collection of 84 monologues for young actors.â€ DRAMATICS PRAISE FOR GREAT MONOLOGUES FOR YOUNG ACTORS VOL. II â€œYoung actors are given a wide range of contexts, emotions, and situations from which to choose. English teachers, drama coaches and teachers need to include Volume II of this series in their collection.â€ KLIATT â€œThese practical exercises will be useful in drama classes. . . . This book will interest teens eager to find new material for auditions.â€ SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL