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fresh collection of speeches represents the best American and English playwrights of today including Caryl Churchill, Ariel Dorfman, John Guare, David Mamet, Tony ...
fresh collection of speeches represents the best American and English playwrights of today including Caryl Churchill, Ariel Dorfman, John Guare, David Mamet, Tony Kushner, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman.
Organized for maximum benefit to the actor gleaning for background
material, individual selections are introduced with a summary of the play's action up to the point the speech begins. A brief sketch of the character is also given, utilizing, where possible, the playwright's own words. Finally, a commentary follows each monologue, alerting the actor to
details in the speech that could help him/her perform it better.
Some of the highlights of The Contemporary Monologue for men include selections from Angels in America, by Tony Kushner; Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune, by Terrence
McNally; States of Shock, by Sam Shepard; and Speed-the-Plow, by David Mamet.
Highlights of The Contemporary Monologue for women include selections from:
The Contemporary Monologue is an invaluable resource for acting
classes, competitions, auditions and rehearsals. It is an affordable and necessary tool for serious actors everywhere.
for Falling Down Richard Cameron; 9. Cigarettes and Chocolate Anthony Minghella; 10. The Conquest of the South Pole Manfred Karge; 11. Death and the Maiden Ariel Dorfman; 12. Decadence Steven Berkoff; 13. Digging for Fire Declan Hughes; 14. Etta
Jenks Marlane Meyer; 15. The Fastest Clock in the Universe Philip Ridley; 16. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Ierrence McNally; 17. Giving Notes Victoria Wood; 18. Her Aching Heart Bryony Lavery; 19. Here Michael Frayn; 20. Hush April de
Angelis; 21. The Last Yankee Arthur Miller; 22. Laughing Wild Christopher Durang; 23. Lettice and Lovage Peter Shaffer; 24. The Love Space Demands Ntozake Shange; 25. Low Level Panic Clare McIntyre; 26. The Madness of Esme and Shaz Sarah
Daniels; 27. Man to Man Manfred Karge; 28. Molly Sweeney Brian Friel; 29. Moonlight Harold Pinter; 30. My Mother Said I Never Should Charlotte Keatley; 31. Oleanna David Mamet; 32. The Pitchfork Disney Philip Ridley; 33. The Ride Down Mount
Morgan Arthur Miller; 34. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Jim Cartwright; 35. Serious Money Caryl Churchill; 36. Shades Sharman Macdonald; 37. The Sisters of Rosensweig Wendy Wasserstein; 38. Six Degrees of Separation John Guare; 39. Some
Americans Abroad Richard Nelson; 40. Talking Heads Alan Bennett; 41. Talking in Tongues Winsome Pinnock; 42. Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes Sue Townsend; 43. Three Birds Alighting on a Field Timberlake Wertenbaker; 44. Three Hotels Jon Robin
Baitz; 45. To Jim Cartwright; 46. The Woman Destroyed Simone de Beauvoir; 47. The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband Debbie Isitt; 48. Women Laughing Michael Wall; 49. Your Home in the West Rod Wooden.
Posted November 4, 2002