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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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.
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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: 569,345
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.66 (h) x 0.84 (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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