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Award Monologues for Women
Call Number: 808.824 A964 2007
Award Monologues for Women is a collection of fifty-four monologues taken from plays written since 1980 that have been nominated for the Pullitzer Prize, the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards in New York, and The Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The book provides an excellent range of up-to-date audition pieces, usefully arranged in age groups, and is supplemented with audition tips to improve your acting, and to ensure thatnbsp;the best possible performance.
Monologues for Actors of Color
Call Number: 808.824 M751wo
A collection featuring a set of 45 monologues each for men and women, excerpted from contemporary plays and specially geared for actors of colour. Roberta Uno has selected the monologues so that there is a wide-range of ethnicities included: African American, Native American, Latino and Asian American. Each monologue comes with an introduction on the characters and stage directions to set the scene for the actor.
Classical Monologues for Women
Call Number: 822.045 C614
Classical Monologues for Women contains monologues from English plays from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and American plays of the 18th century.
60 Seconds to Shine
Call Number: 822.914 S6258 2006 v. 2
"If brevity is the soul of a good audition, then these titles will prove a great resource." - CHOICE
Actresses looking for short pieces to work on in class or to use for auditions need look no further. This volume is loaded with choices from contemporary and classic plays, novels, and stories. Shakespeare, Molière, and Chekhov are represented, along with contemporary writers such as Jane Martin, Christopher Durang, Caridad Svich, Beth Henley, and Wendy MacLeod. Many of the monologues in this book are from less well-known authors, making it the perfect choice for actresses looking for something fresh¿something auditioners have never seen before.
JOHN CAPECCI holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and has nearly twenty years experience coaching, teaching, and presenting public performances. John has taught communication techniques and performance theory and practice to high school, undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners. He also has published essays on the performance of literature.
IRENE ZIEGLER ASTON is an actor, teacher, playwright, and novelist. Most recently, she played Maggie Runyon in The Contender (nominated for two academy awards) and can currently be seen as Mrs. Laughlin in Showtime¿s series, Going to California. She has taught speech, oral interpretation, and acting at Eastern Michigan University, Old Dominion University, and the University of Richmond, where she was an Artist in Residence.
John and Irene have co-edited The Ultimate Audition Book II: 222 Monologues from Literature, Two Minutes and Under; The Ultimate Audition Book III: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under from the Movies; and The Ultimate Audition Book IV: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under.