Great Monologues for Young Actors / Edition 1

Great Monologues for Young Actors / Edition 1

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by Craig Slaight
     
 

ISBN-10: 1880399032

ISBN-13: 9781880399033

Pub. Date: 07/15/1992

Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.

As professional directors and teachers who work with young and adult actors at the Tony Award-Winning American Conservatory Theater, Slaight and Sharrar have years of experience helping actors uncover the dynamics of the monologue, as acting exercise and as audition material. Now in their impressive third volume of age-appropriate monologues, culled from plays by…  See more details below

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As professional directors and teachers who work with young and adult actors at the Tony Award-Winning American Conservatory Theater, Slaight and Sharrar have years of experience helping actors uncover the dynamics of the monologue, as acting exercise and as audition material. Now in their impressive third volume of age-appropriate monologues, culled from plays by substantial playwrights from an international field, the editors have assembled an impressive collection to take the actor/director/teacher to new levels of sophistication and breadth. The volume's introduction is a concise guide to today's audition obstacles and how to overcome them. As in their other award-winning collections, Slaight and Sharrar have selected character speeches from the finest dramatic literature. In addition, they have included a special section on the use of the song lyric as an exciting and useful exercise in solo work.

Some of the writers included are:

Edward Albee
Lee Blessing
Constance Congdon
Kia Corthron
Bob Dylan
Horton Foote
Timothy Mason
Sharman Macdonald
Lynn Nottage
Adam Rapp
George Bernard
Shaw Shakespeare
Sam Shepard
John M. Synge

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880399033
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/1992
Series:
Young Actors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
177
Sales rank:
288,708
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Great Monologues for Young Actors 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are so many great monologues in here. I needed to audition for an intensive summer acting camp I really wanted to get into, and I found the perfect monologue in this book. I was accepted into the camp thirty seconds after presenting my monologue. The monologues are all for teenagers, and finding age-appropriate monologues can be hard without a book like this.
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JimmyShark More than 1 year ago
Due to a aspiring young actor in my household, I have spent more than my fair share of hard earned cash trying to find that perfect monologue. I purchased this book in the hopes of such a find but I am still empty handed. Why is it that every contemporary collection of monologues attempts to do nothing more than to cram some tormented author's dark view of life down the throats of functional, family orientated individuals? Perhaps this explains the gravitation from wholesome family values to the "sky is the limit" depravity that we have witnessed coming out of Hollywood over the last 30 years? At any rate, if you place a price on what your children are exposed to, avoid this book like the plague. I read four monologues out of this book and felt like I needed to take a mental bath. Thank goodness my child has a proof reader parent that places love over "sensationalism". In conclussion, this book sucks big time.