American Theatre Book of Monologues for Men

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The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays.

These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American plays over the last 15 years, including Angels in America, Three Tall Women, M. Butterfly, Talk Radio, The Baltimore Waltz, Buried Child, to name a ...

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Overview

The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays.

These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American plays over the last 15 years, including Angels in America, Three Tall Women, M. Butterfly, Talk Radio, The Baltimore Waltz, Buried Child, to name a few.

Chosen by Stephanie Coen, the former managing editor of American Theatre, these books provide a remarkable array of styles and characters for use in auditions or scene study classes by male and female actors.

Selected from the work of the following playwrights:

Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Eric Bogosian, Pearl Cleage, Don DeLillo, Rita Dove, Christopher Durang, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, Athol Fugard, Vaclav Havel, Danny Hoch, David Henry Hwang, Moisès Kaufman, Tony Kushner, Craig Lucas, Emily Mann, Steve Martin, Reynolds Price, Dael Orlandersmith, David Rabe, Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and George C. Wolfe.

Stephanie Coen is the former managing editor of American Theatre magazine. She is currently associated with the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington, where she lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559361972
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 509,022
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Be Specific: The Actor's Approach to the Monologue - An Interview with Bartlett Sher
1 "We were a Well-Established Family Once" 1
Dodge, Buried Child 3
Vince, Buried Child 4
Walker, Three Days of Rain 5
2 "It was Love. Always Love" 9
Anthony, A Question of Mercy 11
Chilli, In the Blood 12
Craver, In the Heart of America 14
Gallimard, M. Butterfly 16
Porter, August Snow 17
Pip, Three Days of Rain 19
3 "Trying to Talk, Saying Good-Bye" 21
Thomas, A Question of Mercy 23
Lord Alfred Douglas, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde 24
Oscar Wilde, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde 26
Walter, Unfinished Stories 28
4 "Once you Know you're Dead, why Keep on Dyin ..." 31
Junie, The Colored Museum 33
Lou, The Speed of Darkness 35
Joe, The Speed of Darkness 36
Joe, The Speed of Darkness 38
5 "Some Sense of History" 41
Todd, Pterodactyls 43
The Foundling Father as Abraham Lincoln, The America Play 45
The Foundling Father as Abraham Lincoln, The America Play 48
T.J., Insurrection: Holding History 49
Brodus, Miss Evers' Boys 51
Vershinin, Three Sisters 52
6 "Here I am, Talking to you about my Revolutionary Life" 55
Pio, The Day You'll Love Me 57
Ernesto, Principia Scriptoriae 59
The Little Dutch Boy at Age 50, The Baltimore Waltz 60
Jonesy, Side Man 62
Swahili, I Am a Man 63
Augustus, The Darker Face of the Earth 64
7 "People Fall for Me, What they Think is Me" 67
Neal, August Snow 69
Baron, The Chemistry of Change 70
Patrick, Zero Positive 71
Roy, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches 72
8 "People I Know are Dying" 75
Jody, Lonely Planet 77
Carl, Lonely Planet 79
Carl, The Baltimore Waltz 80
Captain John Graunt, The Living 82
Captain John Graunt, The Living 84
9 "The Point is Husband and Wife, Man and Woman, Adam and Rib" 87
Father Donnally, The Marriage of Bette and Boo 89
Chilli, In the Blood 92
Pip, Three Days of Rain 94
Nick, Sight Unseen 96
Takamura, Ballad of Yachiyo 97
10 "You Want to be Nice, or you Want to be Effective?" 99
Roy, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches 101
Hoyle, Three Hotels 102
Barry, Talk Radio 104
Judge, Santos & Santos 106
11 "I am a Man of the People ..." 109
The Doctor, In the Blood 111
Reverend D., In the Blood 113
Lou, The Speed of Darkness 115
12 "The Most Precious Asset in Life ... is the Ability to be a Good Son" 119
Roy, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches 121
Jonathan, Sight Unseen 123
Bob, Lloyd's Prayer 124
13 "A Father's Love is a Fairly Spectacular Thing" 127
Samuel, An Almost Holy Picture 129
Samuel, An Almost Holy Picture 130
Hector, Roosters 132
Lloyd, Lloyd's Prayer 133
Will, The Young Man from Atlanta 135
14 "You Ever Killed Anybody? Ever Want to?" 137
Prisoner, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers 139
Boxler, In the Heart of America 140
Golf Club, Marisol 141
Ron, Search and Destroy 142
Gallo, Roosters 144
15 "What is it that Makes a Man Feel Sorry?" 145
Martinus, Playland 147
Gideon, Playland 149
Bob, the Pizza Boy, Bobrauschenbergamerica 151
Lunga, Middle Finger 153
Further Reading 155
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