The Art of the Monologue - A collection of original monologues and complete how to sections that help you with casting type, monologue selection and final performance.
A great new source of acting material for auditions, acting class and full performance. Contains 52 monologues categorized by age and gender. A great source for both acting students and teachers.
Excellent source of comedy and dramatic material!
If you are an aspiring actor you must read this book and you will go back to it a thousand times. Frank has a unique, ralaxed way of teaching and writing. After you read his book I'm sure you will wish you could attend his classes. I said an aspiring actor because I am one, but I really mean anyone can and will learn a great deal from this book. Don't wait. You will be many steps closer to succes with the use of this great book.
I have read many monologue compilations, but this one is excellent! The material is relevant and very good. I also loved the characters. Plus all of the pieces can be done together as a single work. Very cool book. I'd give it an A+ for originality.
A great study for would be actors or comedians of any type, highly recommended, November 13, 2008
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A monologue makes the speaker the sole star - no other people, no props, it's all on their own skill. "Art of the Monologue: Monologues They Haven't Heard Yet" is a guide to the art form and how to do it well. Ranging from an acting monologue, such as the famous ones from plays such as Hamlet, to soliloquy, to Stand-Up Comedy, to stor
Frank Catalano is a member of the faculties of the School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California and Theatre Arts and Social Science divisions at Los Angeles Pierce College and Pasadena City College. He has served as an executive at Warner Bros, Lorimar Studios, Beverly Hills Playhouse, and Southern California Center for the Arts. He has written and performed in animated, live action television series and feature films including, The Adventures of Dynamo Duck for Fox Television, Digimon Digital Monsters, Super Pig, Bit The Cupid, Bee Bop Cowboy, the Sci-Fi series Robotech, Flint the Time Detective, Vampire Princess Miyu, Honey Bee Hutch and ABC television series including LA Law, NYPD Blue and Ugly Betty. He currently is the president of The Creative Edge providing consultancy, coaching and speaking services for actors, writers and organizations including West Los Angeles College, San Diego State University and Celebrity Cruise Lines. His books include Art of the Monologue, The Creative Audience, White Knight Black Night, Autumn Sweet, The Resting Place, Rand Unwrapped - Confessions of a Robotech Warrior, Che Che and Short Monologues for Auditions.