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Classical Monologues For Men

Classical Monologues For Men

by Chrys Salt (Editor)


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From the editor of the bestselling volumes: Modern and Contemporary Monologues for Men and for Women

This is a selection of forty great speeches drawn from landmark plays stretching from Greek and Roman theatre right through to those of the nineteenth century. In this wide-ranging collection Chrys Salt has brought together a truly international compendium with generous selections from French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Scandinavian theatre. Classic speeches sit alongside lesser-known gems to guarantee a rich and rewarding collection for the actor. Unique in providing insightful commentary and guidance on every speech, this is an invaluable resource for acting classes, competitions, auditions and rehearsals. Monologues of all types - both serious and comic, and suitable for actors of all ages - provide a dynamic challenge for all practitioners: the student, the amateur and professional. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editor's introduction and commentaries, which set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts.

Praise for Chrys Salt's MAKE ACTING WORK: "A really useful book for every actor to own" Prunella Scales; "This book should be part of every resourceful actor's armoury" Annette Badland

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780413775337
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/06/2005
Series: Audition Speeches
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Chrys Salt writes poetry, plays, books, features and direct in the theatre. She has written and edited many books and magazines and held residencies and performed her work in the UK, America, France and Germany. Salt's work has been broadcast on both Radio 3 and 4, read by the author herself and by others, and has appeared in many anthologies, magazines and journals. Salt is a trained performer and worked as an actress for many years before focusing on directing and writing. She is Artistic Director of the Bakehouse, a flourishing arts venue in South West Scotland and runs performance and skills development workshops for professional actors at the London Actors Centre, and in writing and performance country wide.

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