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The Contemporary Monologue: Women
     

The Contemporary Monologue: Women

by Michael Earley
 

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The Contemporary Monologue" is an exciting selection of speeches of all types, serious and comic, realistic and absurdist, drawn from plays written by contemporary playwrights over the past ten years. Updating the popular "Modern Monologues," this fresh collection of speeches represents the best American and English playwrights of today including Caryl Churchill,

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The Contemporary Monologue" is an exciting selection of speeches of all types, serious and comic, realistic and absurdist, drawn from plays written by contemporary playwrights over the past ten years. Updating the popular "Modern Monologues," this 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136754531
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
350 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Earley is Chief Producer of Plays for BBC Radio Drama and Senior Editor-at-Large for Methuen Drama. A former Chairman of the Theatre Studies Program at Yale, he has also taught dramatic literature, acting and playwrighting at the Julliard School, New York University, and Smith College.

Philippa Keil is a writer and translator. She holds an MFA from the Yale school of Drama, and has worked professionally in London at the Orange Tree Theatre.

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