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Contemporary Monologues for Men

Contemporary Monologues for Men
Your Price: $27.95 CDN
Edited by: Trilby James
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Series: The Good Audition Guides
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 176
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 1854595636
ISBN-13: 9781854595638
About the Book:

In this volume of the Good Audition Guides, you'll find fifty fantastic speeches for men, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting dramatic voices.

Playwrights featured in Contemporary Monologues for Men include:

Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Caryl Churchill, Ariel Dorfman, Ella Hickson, Lucy Kirkwood, Bruce Norris, Jack Thorne and Enda Walsh.

Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama school, Trilby James prefaces each speech with a thorough introduction including the vital information you need to place the piece in context (the who, what, when, where and why) and suggestions about how to perform the scene to its maximum effect (including the character's objectives and keywords).

Contemporary Monologues for Men also features an introduction on the whole process of selecting and preparing your speech, and approaching the audition itself. The result is the most comprehensive and useful contemporary monologue book now available.

What people say:

"Thorough and easy-to-use... The guidance is perhaps the most thorough I have seen in a monologue book." - Teaching Drama magazine

"a good addition to any student's/teacher's bookshelf" - Drama Magazine

About the Editor:

Trilby James trained as an actress at RADA, before working extensively in theatre, film and television, before starting as a freelance director and teacher at several leading drama school including ALRA, Arts Educational School, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, East 15, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she is now an Associate Teacher. She is a script reader and dramaturg for Kali Theatre Company and has directed several play-readings for their 'Talkback' seasons.

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