More Scenes and Monologs from the Best New Plays: An Anthology of New Dramatic Writing from Professionally-Produced Plays

More Scenes and Monologs from the Best New Plays: An Anthology of New Dramatic Writing from Professionally-Produced Plays

by Roger Ellis
     
 

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This sequel edition contains new works from plays produced in the US and Europe. It offers young actors a broad spectrum of challenges with contemporary styles and relevant topics in a variety of lengths. In addition to the scenes and monologs, the drama book includes nineteen useful exercises for strengthening acting skills. Many of the pieces require that performers… See more details below

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This sequel edition contains new works from plays produced in the US and Europe. It offers young actors a broad spectrum of challenges with contemporary styles and relevant topics in a variety of lengths. In addition to the scenes and monologs, the drama book includes nineteen useful exercises for strengthening acting skills. Many of the pieces require that performers dig deep into their imaginations to use their own emotional resources. A short acting preface precedes each selection to help guide the actors' interpretations. Recommended as a theatre text or a supplemental resource for acting classes.

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School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up
Ellis has done a terrific job of selecting interesting and relevant scenes from new, professionally produced plays. The selections range from under a minute to approximately 10 minutes long, making them appropriate for competition or in the classroom. Teachers will appreciate the fairly comprehensive section of tips for preparing selections for competition and exercises in both language use and physicality. Most of the characters range in age from middle teens to middle 20s. Students can choose from scenes for two women, scenes for two men, scenes for a man and woman, or monologs that don't specify gender. There is a good mix of comic, seriocomic, and serious pieces. Prior to each selection, Ellis gives suggestions for characterization and staging, and even offers ideas for students to explore while preparing the piece for performance. High school students and teachers will be pleased with the breadth and depth of the character selections and genres represented.
—Terrilyn FlemingCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566081429
Publisher:
Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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