Great Monologues for Young Actors

Great Monologues for Young Actors

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575254081
Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 636,154
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

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