Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors / Edition 1

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Overview

Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors, spanning nearly 500 years of drama, from Shakespearean England to Contemporary Broadway, is a useful tool for every student or actor wanting to improve their acting skills. Included are 80 scenes and monologues from playwrights ranging from William Shakespeare to Anton Chekhov to Wendy Wasserstein. This small and affordable book can help improve memory, concentration, and confidence.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A compilation of some of the greatest scenes and monologues ever written—ranging from Shakespeare to Broadway productions—this book is broken down by category into scenes and monologues for one man and one woman, scenes for two women, scenes for two men, and monologues for both men and women."—Ingram
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312966546
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 775,892
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Schulman has taught acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and at the Actors Studio. He has also written and directed a number of plays for Off-Broadway theatre.

Eva Mekler is a former actress and playwright who has performed both on and off Broadway.

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Table of Contents

CREATING A CHARACTER by Michael Schulman

SCENES FOR ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAM

THE DINING ROOM by A.R. Gumey

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY by Ivan Turgenev / translation by Richard Freeborn

THE FOURPOSTER by Jan de Hartog

EXTREMITIES by William Mastrosimone

THE DEATH OF A MINER by Paula Cizmar

LATER LIFE by A.R. Gurney

MONDAY AFTER THE MIRACLE by William Gibson

THE THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov / translation by Ann Dunnigan

HURLYBURLY by David Rabe

BEYOND THERAPY by Christopher Durang

THE SEA GULL by Anton Chekhov / translation by Ann Dunnigan

ANNIE AND ARTHUR by Michael Schulman

AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by Willam Shakespeare

KING RICHARD III by William Shakespeare

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare

SCENES FOR TWO WOMEN

A TASTE OF HONEY by Shelagh Delaney

THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST by Beth Henley

ALL THE WAY HOME by Tad Mosel

ISN'T IT ROMANTIC by Wendy Wasserstein

PLAYING FOR TIME by Arthur Miller

ANTON CHEKHOV'S "THE DUEL" / adapted by Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler, translation by Ann Dunnigan

COME BACK TO THE 5 AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN by Ed Graczyk

ABSENT FRIENDS by Alan Ayckbourn

SYLVIA by A. R. Gurney

STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling

PIAF by Pam Gems

TWELFTH NIGHT; OR, WHAT YOU WILL by William Shakespeare

SCENES FOR TWO MEN

SPEED-THE-PLOW by David Mamet

SUBURBIA by Eric Bogosian

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY by Jerry Sterner

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by David Mamet

COVER by Jeffrey Sweet, with Stephen Johnson and Sandra Hastie

SIGHT UNSEEN by Donald Margulies

I HATE HAMLET by Paul Rudnick

ANTON CHEKHOV'S "THE DUEL" / adapted by Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler, translation by Ana Dunnigan

BREAKING THE CODE by Hugh Whitemore

BENT by Martin Sherman

BLOBO'S BOY by Albert J. Zuckerman

JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN

A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKINIG by John Ford Noonan

ABSENT FRIENDS by Alan Ayckbourn

MASTER CLASS by Terrence McNally

AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde

ANTON CHEKHOV'S "THE DUEL" adapted by Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler, translation by Ann Dunnigan

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY by Ivan Turgenev / translation by Richard Freeborn

SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE by Ralph Pape

DOUBLE SOLITAIRE by Robert Anderson

UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov / translation by Ann Dunnigan

THREE TALL WOMEN by Edward Albee

SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO by David Mamet

SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER by Don Nigro

EAT YOUR HEART OUT by Nick Hall

THE FACULTY LOUNGE by Michael Schulman

WHISKEY by Terrence McNally

IVANOV by Anton Chekhov/ translation by Ann Dunnigan

TWELFTH NIGHT; OR, WHAT YOU WILL by William Shakespeare

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA by William Shakespeare

ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare

A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

THE WINTER'S TALE by William Shakespeare

MONOLOGUES FOR MEN

UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov / translation by Ann Dunnigan

THE THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov / translation by Ann Dunnigan

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER by Herb Gardner

SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE by Ralph Pape

THE HOUSE OP BLUE LEAVES by John Guare

A DELICATE BALANCE by Edward Albee

THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE by Jon Robin Baitz

STEAMBATH by Bruce Jay Friedman

ONE FOR THE ROAD by Harold Pinter

LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART by Terrence McNally

LOLITA by Edward Albee, adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov

ANTON CHEKHOV'S "THE DUEL" adapted by Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler, translation by Ann Dunnigan

DEATH OP A SALESMAN by Arthur Miller

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare

KING RICHARD by William Shakespeare

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