The Theatre Audition Book: Playing Monologs from Contemporary, Modern, Period, Shakespeare and Classical Plays

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Here's the most comprehensive book of monologs ever compiled, with 144 audition pieces conveniently grouped into historical “periods” from the classical to the contemporary. The monologs selected for each historical period are representative of the competitive material you might expect to discover at auditions. Each selection also includes a brief character analysis. This text is more than just a fine collection, however. It's also a “how to” guide, with the first chapters presenting a blueprint for preparing ...
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Overview

Here's the most comprehensive book of monologs ever compiled, with 144 audition pieces conveniently grouped into historical “periods” from the classical to the contemporary. The monologs selected for each historical period are representative of the competitive material you might expect to discover at auditions. Each selection also includes a brief character analysis. This text is more than just a fine collection, however. It's also a “how to” guide, with the first chapters presenting a blueprint for preparing auditions and selecting audition materials.The fundamental performance principle that Ratliff develops in the introductory chapters suggests guidelines and strategies to enrich your distinct and individual audition style. There is also a chapter of interesting “non-dramatic” monologs adpated or edited from sources other than theatre playscripts that should challenge your skills in interpretation and characterization. Finally, there are a number of valuable resource materials that include selected readings, a survey of period dates and a glossary of useful audition terms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566080446
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.61 (w) x 8.57 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Lee Ratliffis an award-winning author of numerous articles and textbooks in performance approaches to the study of classroom literature. He has held national and international offices as President of the Eastern Communication Association (1993), Theta Alpha Phi (1986), American Association of Arts' Administrators (1998), and Deputy Director General of the (Cambridge, England) International Biographical Centre (1999). He has also served on the advisory boards of the Association for Communication Administration, American Council of Academic Deans, International Arts Association, and Society of Educators and Scholars. In addition, he was awarded theDistinguished Service Awardfrom both the Eastern Communication Association (1993) and Theta Alpha Phi (1992); was selected a Fulbright Scholar to China (1990) and a U.S.A. delegate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Russia (1991); elected "Fellow" of the (London) International Schools of Theatre Association (1991); and has received multiple "Outstanding Teacher" awards for pioneering creative approaches to classroom instruction. Currently, he is associated with The State University of New York, College at Potsdam.
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