Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men, Volume Two

Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men, Volume Two

by Catherine Weate (Editor)


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Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organized into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.

This book and its companion volume are must-have collections of monologues by leading contemporary playwrights, featuring a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. Includes work by Richard Bean, Tim Crouch, Will Eno, John Logan, Dennis Kelly, Meredith Oakes, and Laura Wade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849434362
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Catherine Weate has been voice coaching for over twenty years in England, Australia, Hong Kong, Africa and India. Her work has taken her into the diverse worlds of theatre, film, radio, education, commerce, law and politics. She has been Head of Voice at Rose Bruford College, Head of Voice and Vice Principal at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and Head of Examinations at LAMDA.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Teens

Boy: Shadowmouth Meredith Oakes 17

Tim: The Loss of All Things (Chris Goode) from Sixty-Six Books: 21st-Century Writers Speak to the King James Bible 20

Soldier Boy: Desert Boy (Mojisola Adebayo) from Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One 23

Jay: Mrs Reynolds and The Ruffian Gary Owen 26

Jordan: Fit Rikki Beadle-Blair 29

Mark: DNA Dennis Kelly 32

Jakey: Blackberry Trout Face Laurence Wilson 35

Mohammed: What Fatima Did… Atiha Sen Gupta 39

Joe: Shraddha Natasha Langridge 41

Part 2 Twenties

Alistair: Posh Laura Wade 46

Daniel: Spur of the Moment Anya Reiss 50

James Dean: James Dean is Dead! (Long Live James Dean) (Jackie Skarvellis) from Hollywood Legends: 'Live' on Stage 52

Sid: Kurt and Sid Roy Smiles 54

Francis: One Man, Two Guvnors Richard-Bean 56

X Untitled Inua Ellams 59

Rysiek: Our Class Tadeusz Slobodzianek Ryan Craig 62

Ike: Shalom Baby Rikki Beadle-Blair 65

Ray: Bea Mick Gordon 67

E-Z Lower Ninth Beau Willimon 70

Scott: Love Steals Us From Loneliness Gary Owen 73

Daniel: The Dark Things Ursula Rani Sarma 76

Sam: Beardy (Tom Wells) from Sixty-Six Books: 21st-Century Writers Speak to the King James Bible 79

Part 3 Thirties

Mechanic: Middletown Will Eno 84

Andrew: In the Pipeline Gary Owen 87

Paul: Deep Heat Robin Soans 90

Max: Chekhov in Hell Dan Rebellato 93

Curtis: We're Gonna Make You Whole Yasmine Van Wilt 97

Demissie: Zero Chris O'Connell 100

Christopher: Up on Roof (Richard Bean) from Bean: Plays Three 104

Michael: Heart Matlxs (James Ley) from The Ego Plays 109

Ozzy: The Miracle Man Douglas Maxwell 112

The Other: I Am the Wind Jon Fosse Simon Stephens 115

Pozdynyshev: The Kreutzer Sonata Leo Tolstoy Nancy Harris 121

The Coach: Behold the Coach, in a Blazer, Uninsured from Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions Will Eno 124

Part 4 Forties Plus

Patrick: This Other City Daragh Carville 128

Songwriter: Blue Heart Afternoon Nigel Gearing 131

Ali: Deep Heat Robin Soans 134

Mohamed Hammoudan: The Riots Gillian Slovo 137

Metwali: The Prophet Hassan Abdulrazzak 140

Sancho: Sancho: An Act of Remembrance Paterson Joseph 143

Seb: Dandy in the Underworld Tim Fountain 146

Philip: Deep Heat Robin Soans 149

Colonel Barclay: Birdsong Sebastian Faulks Rachel Wagstaff 152

Dr Minor: Lullabies of Broadmoor: Wilderness Steve Hennessy 154

Alec Colder Than Here Laura Wade 157

Rothko: Red John Logan 161

Tony: Muswell Hill Torben Betts 164

Colm: The Gods Weep Dennis Kelly 166

Malvolio: I, Shakespeare Tim Crouch 169

Orson Welles: Obediently Yours, Orson Welles (Richard France) from Hollywood Legends: 'Live' on Stage 173

General Kalashnikov: Kalashnikov: In the Woods by the Lake Fraser Grace 177

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