It is hard to imagine any actor or acting student who would not benefit greatly from these titles which are enlightening a great pleasure to read and filled with lines that literally jump off the page. An outstanding group of books, most highly recommended.
Playwright/Editor JOCELYN A. BEARD, a veteran of NYU's film school and the Yale School of Drama, has edited almost forty monologue books for Smith and Kraus. Her Screenplay, Igor and the Lunatics, was made into a feature film and subsequently listed in Heavy Metal magazine as "One of the 10 Sleaziest Movies Ever Made!" Notwithstanding, Jocelyn lives in an old haunted house in the Hudson River Valley with her husband, Kevin Kitowski, their beautiful daughter, Blythe, and lots of dogs.
The pieces in the volume include selections from: Betrayal by Harold Pinter Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing Les Liasions Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang Eastern Standard by Richard Greenberg Racing Demon by David Hare