Contemporary Duologues: Two Women

Author: Trilby James

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848425347

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Page: 256

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THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills As an actor at any level - whether you are doing theatre studies at school, taking part in youth theatre, preparing for drama-school showcases, or attending professional acting workshops - you will often be required to prepare a duologue with a fellow performer. Your success is often based on locating and selecting a fresh, dynamic scene suited to your specific performing skills, as well as your interplay as a duo. Which is where this book comes in. This collection features twenty-five fantastic duologues for two women, almost all written since the year 2000 by some of our most exciting dramatic voices, offering a wide variety of character types and styles of writing. Playwrights featured include Alexi Kaye Campbell, Helen Edmundson, Vivienne Franzmann, Sam Holcroft, Anna Jordan, Chlo� Moss, Rona Munro, Lynn Nottage, Evan Placey and Jessica Swale, and the plays themselves were premiered at the very best theatres across the UK including the National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Almeida, Bush, Soho, Royal Court and Tricycle Theatres. Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, Trilby James equips each duologue 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 characters' objectives). The collection also features an introduction on the whole process of selecting and preparing a duologue, and how to present it to the greatest effect. The result is the most comprehensive and useful contemporary duologue book of its kind now available. 'Sound practical advice... a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike' Teaching Drama Magazine on The Good Audition Guides

Modern Monologues for Women

Author: Jane Maud

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595645

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Fifty fantastic speeches for women, from top plays by some of the UK's most exciting contemporary dramatists.

Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds

50+ audition pieces for actors and actresses

Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140814106X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Intended for students and children taking part in speech and drama competitions and exams, this book contains a range of audition speeches. It includes female, male and unisex speeches selected from both plays and children's books. Where relevant the author has indicated how a speech could be shortened for younger children. There is also an introductory section with contributions from Alan Ayckbourn, Carol Schroder (teacher and examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), Richard Carpenter (TV writer) and Ed Wilson (Director of the National Youth Theatre) and senior casting directors for the RSC, TV and film. This edition has been freshly revised to include 10 new speeches from well known recent productions as well as children's books including Harry Potter. 'A superb compilation' Amateur Stage

American Theatre Book of Monologues for Women

Author: Stephanie Coen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 145

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The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays. These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American plays over the last 15 years, including Angels in America, Three Tall Women, M. Butterfly, Talk Radio, The Baltimore Waltz, Buried Child, to name a few. Chosen by Stephanie Coen, the former managing editor of American Theatre, these books provide a remarkable array of styles and characters for use in auditions or scene study classes by male and female actors. Selected from the work of the following playwrights: Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Eric Bogosian, Pearl Cleage, Don DeLillo, Rita Dove, Christopher Durang, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, Athol Fugard, Vaclav Havel, Danny Hoch, David Henry Hwang, Moisès Kaufman, Tony Kushner, Craig Lucas, Emily Mann, Steve Martin, Reynolds Price, Dael Orlandersmith, David Rabe, Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and George C. Wolfe. Stephanie Coen is the former managing editor of American Theatre magazine. She is currently associated with the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington, where she lives.

Duologues for All Accents and Ages

Author: Eamonn Jones,Jean Marlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135870179

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

More Duologues for All Accents and Ages

Author: Eamonn Jones,Jean Marlow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878301799

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

102 Great Monologues

A Versatile Collection of Monologues and Duologues for Student Actors

Author: Rebecca Young

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: 9781566081719

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

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A collection of monologues and duologues for student actors.

The Methuen Drama Book of Duologues for Young Actors

Author: Anne Harvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780413689009

Category: Drama

Page: 240

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Selected by Anne Harvey, an experienced actress, director, writer and adjudicator, these scenes are suitable for performance at auditions, solo acting classes, festivals and examinations. Ranging from Renaissance to contemporary literature, the pieces are varied in content, tone and style and are equipped with an introduction setting the context. Writers include: Edward Bond, Ken Campbell, David Crampton, Caryl Churchill, Noël Coward, Monica Dickens, Lisa Evans, Dario Fo, John Ford, David Hare, Jonathan Harvey, Lillian Hellman, Adrian Henri, Robert Holman, Moliere, Willy Russell, Diane Samuels, G B Shaw, David Storey, Frank Wedekind and many more...

Splendour

Author: Abi Morgan

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786826003

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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In the drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend, and an interpreter wait with her. All four women harbor secrets and suspicions. All four are in danger. A devastating play that allows a glimpse into the minds of four women as their world turns.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Teens to Thirties

Author: Dee Cannon

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199407

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors need them for drama school entry, training, showcases and when auditioning for roles in the industry. This book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. The monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are organised in age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Thirties’. This volume comes in a brand new format, with a notes page next to each speech, acting as an actor’s workbook as well as a monologue resource.

The Women

Author: Clare Boothe Luce

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822212706

Category: Drama

Page: 92

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THE STORY: The author carries us through a number of varied scenes and shows us not only a somewhat unflattering picture of womanhood, but digging under the surface, reveals a human understanding for and sympathy with some of its outstanding figure

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436215

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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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 organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.

Little Sweet Thing

Author: Roy Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472515560

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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Kev is just out of the Young Offenders Institute and is determined to keep his nose clean, but back on the streets the pressure is mounting...

Crimes of the Heart

Author: Beth Henley

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822202509

Category: Drama

Page: 106

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THE STORY: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried

Contemporary Monologues for Men

Author: Jane Maud

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Fifty fantastic speeches for men, from top plays by some of Britain's most exciting dramatists.

Mercy Fine

A New Play

Author: Shelley Silas

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 73

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Mercy fine is the prestigious 2005 new writing commission from Clean Break.

Two-character Plays for Student Actors

A Collection of 15 One-act Plays

Author: Robert Mauro

Publisher: Meriwether Publishing

ISBN: 9780916260538

Category: Drama

Page: 174

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A selection of brief plays provides aspiring actors a variety of roles to interpret

Death of a Salesman

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822202905

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients--gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinati

The Oberon Book of Modern Duologues

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

ISBN: 9781840028287

Category: Drama

Page: 248

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A unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals.

Carmilla

Author: J. Sheridan LeFanu

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736806965

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

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Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The story is presented by Le Fanu as part of the casebook of Dr. Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult doctor in literature. The story is narrated by Laura, one of the two main protagonists of the tale. Laura begins her tale by relating her childhood in a "picturesque and solitary" castle in the midst of an extensive forest in Styria, where she lives with her father, a wealthy English widower, retired from the Austrian Service. When she was six years old, Laura had a vision of a beautiful visitor in her bedchamber. She later claims to have been bitten on the chest, although no wounds are found on her. 12 years later, Laura and her father are admiring the sunset in front of the castle when her father tells her of a letter he received earlier from his friend, General Spielsdorf. The General was supposed to bring his niece, Bertha Rheinfeldt, to visit the two, but the niece suddenly died under mysterious circumstances. The General ambiguously concludes that he will discuss the circumstances in detail when they meet later.