Shakespeare for One: Men: The Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces / Edition 224

Shakespeare for One: Men: The Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces / Edition 224

by Douglas Newell, Linda Essig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325004889

ISBN-13: 9780325004884

Pub. Date: 09/18/2002

Publisher: Heinemann

At some point in their careers, all actors have to face the task of working up a classical monologue&3151;preferably one that's accessible, compelling, and not done to death. This volume collects virtually all of the monologues for men from Shakespeare's 37 plays. Not only actors, but directors and teachers, too, will find this book a treasure trove of the famous

Overview

At some point in their careers, all actors have to face the task of working up a classical monologue&3151;preferably one that's accessible, compelling, and not done to death. This volume collects virtually all of the monologues for men from Shakespeare's 37 plays. Not only actors, but directors and teachers, too, will find this book a treasure trove of the famous soliloquies plus many unfamiliar gems.

Arranged alphabetically by play title, the monologues are presented in an actor-friendly format, beginning with a thumbnail sketch of the story's key developments and a streamlined cast of characters. Exhaustive explanatory notes offer up a wealth of helpful tips-from definitions of archaic words and expressions to comments on both setting and accompanying action. Appendixes include a list of the monologues by length and an authoritative guide to pronunciation of names and places-invaluable for experienced actors, absolutely essential for the novice.

Whether you're preparing for your first or your fiftieth audition, you won't want to go solo without Shakespeare for One.

Newell's companion volume of monologues for women, Shakespeare for One: Women, is also available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325004884
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/18/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
836,889
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionviii
All's Well That Ends Well1
Antony and Cleopatra5
As You Like it9
The Comedy of Errors20
Coriolanus24
Cymbeline33
Hamlet39
Henry IV, Part 160
Henry IV, Part 270
Henry V76
Henry VI, Part 184
Henry VI, Part 289
Henry VI, Part 396
Henry VIII106
Julius Caesar110
King John121
King Lear127
Love's Labor's Lost139
Macbeth148
Measure for Measure155
The Merchant of Venice159
The Merry Wives of Windsor166
A Midsummer Night's Dream173
Much Ado About Nothing179
Othello186
Pericles198
Richard II202
Richard III212
Romeo and Juliet223
The Taming of the Shrew233
The Tempest237
Timon of Athens242
Titus Andronicus251
Troilus and Cressida258
Twelfth Night262
The Two Gentlemen of Verona268
The Winter's Tale273
Guide to Pronunciation279
The Long and Short of It289
Straight Talk and Rhyme293
Shakespeare's Greatest Hits: Suggestions for the Initiates296

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