The material is interesting; in a wide range of literary styles and each voice selected is a unique creation, something for the actor to work from. For the serious professional to the beginning talents, these two volumes should be essential reading. Very well done. A.R.
Playwright/Editor JOCELYN A. BEARD, a veteran of NYU's film school and the Yale School of Drama, has edited almost forty monologue books for Smith and Kraus. Her Screenplay, Igor and the Lunatics, was made into a feature film and subsequently listed in Heavy Metal magazine as "One of the 10 Sleaziest Movies Ever Made!" Notwithstanding, Jocelyn lives in an old haunted house in the Hudson River Valley with her husband, Kevin Kitowski, their beautiful daughter, Blythe, and lots of dogs.
The Women's Book include selections from: Amulets Against The Dragon Forces by Paul Zindel August Snow by Reynolds Price Elliot Loves by Jules Feiffer The Film Society by Jon Robin Baitz Miriam's Flowers by Migdalia Cruz Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell Vital Signs by Jane Martin