Magnificent Monologues for Kids: The Kids' Monologues Source for Every Occasion! [NOOK Book]

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Magnificent Monologues for Kids provides 5-12 year-olds with performable age-appropriate comedic and dramatic monologues, all 100% kid tested. Chambers Stevens, Los Angeles' #1 kids acting coach, introduces young actors to the joys and how-to's of performing monologues in preparation of auditions. More than 50 kid-friendly monologues are incorporated. Each monologue is named and subtitled for quick content perusal. A glossary of up-to-date industry terms, index and bibliography of magnificent performances by ...
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Magnificent Monologues for Kids: The Kids' Monologues Source for Every Occasion!

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Magnificent Monologues for Kids provides 5-12 year-olds with performable age-appropriate comedic and dramatic monologues, all 100% kid tested. Chambers Stevens, Los Angeles' #1 kids acting coach, introduces young actors to the joys and how-to's of performing monologues in preparation of auditions. More than 50 kid-friendly monologues are incorporated. Each monologue is named and subtitled for quick content perusal. A glossary of up-to-date industry terms, index and bibliography of magnificent performances by child actors in film are also included as a study and motivation aid. In the foreword, Steven Woolf, renowned repertory theater director, discusses the role of monologues in the development of today's actor. Monologues in the book are easy to read, easy to understand, require a minimum of props and work in impromptu settings. Perfect for teachers of theater arts, parents, counselors, troop leaders interested in increasing the self-confidence and self esteem of young people through the performance arts. Great for classroom, variety talent shows, parties, competitions, and ultimately, auditions.
There are many techniques used by parents, teachers and agents of social services to provide young people with tools they can utilize to promote self esteem and build self confidence. None are quite so affective as those which encompass the performing arts. Children are performers, almost by definition. They process their ever-changing, ever-growing world view by "acting out" what they see, hear, absorb. This makes the performing arts ideal for children. They become free to express attitudes, mannerisms and ways of being which they see as defining both themselves, as they are, and themselves, as they wish they could be. Our title, Magnificent Monologues for Kids, affords the curious child the opportunity for self-motivated expression. All the monologues were tested with kids; all absolutely loved performing them. Why? Chamber's unique ability to tap into the mindset of his students and express their world view, their way. These monologues, and the advice offered by Chambers, become pocketpals for avid student thespians. In the end, it's the realism kids hear expressed in his words that they clamor to act out in their own voice, in their own way. These monologues then are not only catalysts for confidence-building experiences, but also agents for building self esteem through the hands-on orientation endemic to the performing arts. As a publisher of quality material for children, we couldn't be more pleased to present this series, Hollywood 101, and its first title, Magnificent Monologues for Kids. Look for 24-Carat Commercials for Kids, too, and see just how much we can say in five short sentences!
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Susan Dove Lempke
Stevens, a children's acting coach, begins by explaining how monologues are used to audition for roles, noting that the best ones for the purpose are less than two minutes in length. Fifty-one monologues are included, with one section of the book devoted to monologues for boys, another to monologues for girls. Stevens' selections represent a good range of emotion and contain natural-sounding language...a source for auditioning material or for short oral presentations.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012399472
  • Publisher: Sandcastle Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Series: Hollywood 101, #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 539,733
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 592 KB

Meet the Author

Emmy Nominee Chambers Stevens has eight books in print. His Hollywood 101 series is published by Sandcastle Publishing. In the last eight years, Chambers has toured the country, doing workshops for over 100,000 actors across forty states.

When at home, Chambers is one of Los Angeles’ top acting coaches. Actors he has coached have appeared on Nic-kelodeon, The Disney Channel, CBS, NBC, ABC, The Cartoon Network, plus countless films, theater productions, including Broadway shows, commercials, and videogames. Chambers is a graduate of The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University & the founder of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival now in its twentieth year.

As a television actor, Chambers has appeared in over fifty commercials including Pepsi®, Coke®, and General Motors® and many television shows, of which The Young and the Restless, Dear John, and Arly Hanks are just three. He’s starred in The Steve Spots, which received six Emmys and a George Peabody Award, Funnybones, which received an Emmy for “Outstanding Children’s Program”, and Geoscout, for which he received a personal Emmy nomination as “Outstanding Actor in a Children’s Series.”

As a theater actor, Chambers has performed in over a hundred theater productions (including Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Biloxi Blues, and Brighton Beach Memoirs). He is the recipient of the Geoffrey Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Drew in Eastern Standard, and the prestigious Backstage Garland Award for his portrayal of Drew in Eastern Standard. He also received the prestigious Backstage Garland Award for his one-man show Desperate for Magic.

As a playwright, he has won both the Ingram Fellowship and the Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Award. His play Mother of Pearl is published by I.E. Clark Publishing. Desperate for Magic is published by Elderidge Publishing. Chambers currently has three new plays in the works: Travels with Jack Lemmon’s Dog; Bing Bang Boom and Shaw and Twain Do Lunch, his newest play, has already won numerous national awards including the Long Beach Playhouse Award for Best New Play as well as Best Comedy from The Palm Spring Int'l Playwriting Contest. Chambers lives in Hollywood. He’s married to film and theatre producer Betsy Sullenger. They have a 2-year-old son, Twain, and one furry daughter,Ziggy.www.chambersstevens.com
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