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2 Minutes and Under: Original Character Monologues for Actors


In this unique book, Glenn Alterman provides a collection of contemporary monologues that are two minutes and under in length - an ideal tool for auditions.
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In this unique book, Glenn Alterman provides a collection of contemporary monologues that are two minutes and under in length - an ideal tool for auditions.
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A winning stage audition depends heavily on the material used, as well as the talent of the actor. These original character monologs for men and women cover a variety of types, ages, and moods and range from serious to comic. The characters include husbands and wives, wheeler-dealers, gay people, the unemployed, someone with AIDS, and the parent of someone with AIDS. Alterman is the author of Street Talk: Character Monologues for Actors (Smith & Kraus, 1991) and other monolog and dialog plays. Actors looking for challenging, contemporary audition material should find a gold mine here. Recommended for theater arts collections.-- Howard E. Miller, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mechnical Coll. Lib., Laconia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880399491
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Series: Monologue Audition Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 93
  • Sales rank: 800,046
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.85 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2001

    The best monologue book I've ever found!

    After looking through countless monologue books I believe Mr. Alterman's to be the best! So much to choose from, a great selection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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