Monologues [NOOK Book]

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Monologues by Gregory L. Hudson is a compilation of thirty-two monologues from some of his most profound stage plays, films and television pilots.

The literary works that these monologues were chosen from are socially relevant, provocative and reflects the good and bad aspects of society. Each monologue is different from the next and provides a unique challenge to actors of ...
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Monologues

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Overview

Monologues by Gregory L. Hudson is a compilation of thirty-two monologues from some of his most profound stage plays, films and television pilots.

The literary works that these monologues were chosen from are socially relevant, provocative and reflects the good and bad aspects of society. Each monologue is different from the next and provides a unique challenge to actors of all levels.

The characters are as varied as the colors in a rainbow and can be exceptionally witty like the homeless but optimistic character Lee Willie in Vagabond Love; or outrageously funny and likeable character Bojack in No Harm, No Foul; to the down right mean female correction officer Hurt character who doesn't feel that women garner respect in Bronx House; or the respected and deceptive racist bank manager Mr. Wallis whose main objective is to maintain the status quo of segregation in the deep south in A Piece Of My Dream.

Other fun characters includes, the slick, smooth talking pastor in A Piece of My Dream (the Movie); the grimy lawyer Mr. Crooks in The Plaintiff; the lovable homeless character Abigail in Vagabond Love; the wacky, over the top judge who fancys himself as the sheriff, mayor, judge and everything else in No Harm, No Foul, to the zany, flaming gay choreographer in the T.V. pilot Buck Wild and more.

The monologues are different, rich in unique dialogue and range from one to five minutes in length.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449071554
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 12/17/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted March 7, 2009

    The most complete and original Monologue Book on The Market

    The first thing about this book that jumps right out at you is the cover design. It clearly tells you that this book is theatre or performing arts related. The next thing that captivates your attention is the photographs from live performaces. If you are an actor or aspiring actor, you cannot help but love this book. For the beginner actor, why go out and buy a monologue book, a book with stage terminology and a book with film terminology when you can buy this one book. If you are an advance actor and looking for longer, more demanding monologues...this is the book for you. Even as a director or directing student, you can select 5 or 10 monologues and stage an entire performance. My school was giving a beginner acting class using monologues. We had the a book of monologues but not a text book for beginner actors. The teachers were unable to find a book with stage directions for the class. Now there is a book with both, monologues and stage directions. This is truly a remarkable book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2009

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    Truly Inspirational and Originial

    An inspirational gift for those actors seeking diversity and originality in new dramatic works.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2008

    Monologues is a must have book for all serious actors and should be made available in every public library, college and university in America for it's practical, artistic and educational value.

    Monologues, a/k/a, "Dramatic Monologues For Actors" is truly an exceptional body of original literary works. The monologues are colorful, diverse, entertaining and very cleverly written. Besides being totally original from successfully produced plays, there are several other elements that separate this book from other traditional monologue books as follow: Many of the monologues are featured with dramatic photographs of live performances; there are glossaries of "Stage terminology"; "film terminology", as well as a chapter on "Vernacular" and it's use which is accompanied by a glossary of commonly used "vernacular terminology". These elements makes reading and performing these monologues easier for all readers; not to mention, this book is an excellent educational resource for the performing arts and scholarship. In a sense, it's like buying 5 books for the price of one because of it's content. There is a lot to be said about "Fresh...new...original...monologues" for actors of all nationalities. This book also has some "special treats for both stage and film actors. For example, for a stage actor who has never read a screen play, there is a monologue from one of the author's screen plays that is complete with camera angles...ie close up shot, overhead shot, fade in fade out and so on. Then for the film actor who has never read a stage play, all of the stage play monologues have stage directions...ie stage left, stage right and so on. For this comprehensive literary work, the price is a bargin if you shop around. The quality of this book is refected in the different prices and in some places selling for as much as fifty dollars ($50.00). In sum, this book is an excellent read and to the author's credit sometimes read more like wonderful short stories instead of monologues. The book cover and book design (hardcover) alone is worth having in your home or private book collection. Simply put, this is a beautiful book in every aspect. Buy this book now for yourself or as a gift while the price is right and share it with a friend! Well done Mr. Hudson and I can't wait to read your next book entitled, 48 POEMS!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2008

    An original

    Great winter read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Not a good monologue book

    Very few words. Not a full monologue. And whatsup with the pics?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Are any of these monologues 500 words or more?

    Are any of these 500 words or more... i need to memorize a monologue with at least 500 words in it

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    Posted December 29, 2008

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