Monologues from Classic Plays: 468 B.C. to 1960 A.D.

Monologues from Classic Plays: 468 B.C. to 1960 A.D.

by Jocelyn A. Beard
     
 
This volume contains 104 dramatic, comic and serio-comic excerpts, each with an introduction, for all ages from 74 classics by the world's foremost playwrights, including Aeschylus, Sophocles, Christopher Marlow, Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Chekhov, Oscar Wilde, Eugene O'Neill, Stephan Vincent Benet, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter.

Overview

This volume contains 104 dramatic, comic and serio-comic excerpts, each with an introduction, for all ages from 74 classics by the world's foremost playwrights, including Aeschylus, Sophocles, Christopher Marlow, Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Chekhov, Oscar Wilde, Eugene O'Neill, Stephan Vincent Benet, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This newest title in a series of monolog books for actors brings thespians an intelligently chosen wealth of classical world theater. Most ages of drama are covered in the volume's selections, which are culled from 74 representative plays. Each scene is set by a brief introduction and an age indicator of the male or female character. One of the best things about this collection is that, while the plays selected for inclusion are indeed classics, many are not stock titles. Even better, the particular sections are not the obvious monolog choices. For example, in the women's section, there are two monologs from Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth . One is Sabrina's play opener, a standard, but the other is a speech by the Fortune Teller in Act II, which is a less likely selection. These are challenging pieces for the advanced performer. For serious theater collections.-- Diane H. Albosta, Episcopal H.S. Lib., Alexandria, Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880399095
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
Monologue Audition Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
233
Sales rank:
1,180,177
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.53(d)

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