Great Scenes for Young Actors

Overview

Announcing the much-awaited new volume of scenes for young actors by award-winning editors Jack Sharrar and Craig Slaight. Sharrar and Slaight, artists and teachers at the renowned American Conservatory Theater offer another incomparable collection of age-appropriate scenes for use in acting classes and workshops. As with all of their books, the editors have selected only the highest quality dramatic literature from a wide variety of dramatic styles offering the young actor countless opportunities to stretch and ...
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Overview

Announcing the much-awaited new volume of scenes for young actors by award-winning editors Jack Sharrar and Craig Slaight. Sharrar and Slaight, artists and teachers at the renowned American Conservatory Theater offer another incomparable collection of age-appropriate scenes for use in acting classes and workshops. As with all of their books, the editors have selected only the highest quality dramatic literature from a wide variety of dramatic styles offering the young actor countless opportunities to stretch and grow in their techniques of character development.

Some of the playwrights represented in Volume III

Lynne Alvarez
Sarah Daniels
Jim Grimsley
Jeffrey Hatcher
Kaufman and Hart
Jim Leonard
Quincy Long
Sharman Macdonald
Martin Macdonagh
Wendy MacLeod
Timothy Mason
Sam Shepard
Annie Weisman
Tennessee Williams

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Editorial Reviews

The Coast Book Review Service
It is hard to imagine any actor or acting student who would not benefit greatly from these titles which are enlightening a great pleasure to read and filled with lines that literally jump off the page. An outstanding group of books, most highly recommended.
The Book Report
Slaight and Sharrar are the most practical for high school students. Each has a table of contents that clearly arranges the monologues or scenes by sex and by number and as either classic or contemporary. Also, the shortness of these excerpts makes them useful for classroom presentations and for speech and drama competitions.
The Booklist
Providing a brief synopsis of each play along with special notes, this concise introduction to dramatic literature is an essential sourcebook for student actors and teachers.
$#151;Mary Romano Marks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575254098
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Craig Slaight is the director of the Young Conservatory at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

Jack Sharrar is registrar and director of Graduate Studies for the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where he also teaches acting, directing, and voice

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Table of Contents

Introduction and acting notes for scenes for young men and women including selections from:
Lily Dale by Horton Foote
Lydie Breeze by John Guare
The Chopin Playoffs by Israel Horovitz
A Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones
My Sister in this House by Wendy Kesselman
Enter Laughing by Joseph Stein
Out of Gas on Lovers Leap by Mark St. Germain
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