The Actor's Book Of Contemporary Stage Monologues: More Than 150 Monologues From More Than 70 Playwrights by Nina ShengoldThe Actor's Book Of Contemporary Stage Monologues: More Than 150 Monologues From More Than 70 Playwrights by Nina Shengold

The Actor's Book Of Contemporary Stage Monologues: More Than 150 Monologues From More Than 70…

EditorNina Shengold

Paperback | November 1, 1987

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This unique anthology provides a wealth of material for actors and acting students, and a wonderful overview of the best recent plays for anyone interested in theatre. The more than 150 monologues cover a diverse range of subjects, and offer a variety of dramatic styles and moods. Each monologue is introduced with a short description of the plot, setting, and character type by the leading plauwrights of our time.

Featured dramatists include:

Christopher Durang, Wendy Wasserstein, Lanford Wilson, Wallace Shawn, Tina Howe, Caryl Churchill, Athol Fugard, Beth Henley, Sam Shepard, David Henry Hwang, Harry Kondoleon, John Patrick Shanley, Larry Shue, Michael Weller, David Rabe, Marsha Norman, August Wilson, Albert Innaurato, Jules Feiffer, Harold Pinter, David Hare, Jose Rivera, Tom Stoppard, John Guare, David Mamet, Charles Fuller, William Matrosimone, Robert Patrick, Miguel Pinero

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Nina Shengold's plays include Finger Foods, War at Home, Homesteaders, and Romeo/Juliet, and have been produced around the world. Her one-act No Shoulder was filmed by director Suzi Yoonessi, with Melissa Leo and Samantha Sloyan. Nina won a Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of Love, starring Marcia Gay Harden; other teleplays ...
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Title:The Actor's Book Of Contemporary Stage Monologues: More Than 150 Monologues From More Than 70…Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:November 1, 1987Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140096493

ISBN - 13:9780140096491

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Offering more than 150 monologues from more than 70 playwrights, The Actor's Book of Contemporary Stage Monologues is an invaluable resource for all performers and fans of modern theatre. Featuring the solo pieces of both well-known and up-and-coming writers, this unique anthology bears a wealth of practice and audition material for actors and acting students, as well as casting directors. It also serves as an encapsulating overview of the current state of theatre. The pieces come from all sorts of characters and situations, covering a wide range of subjects, styles and moods perfect for rounding out acting skills.