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The Classical Monologue (M) : Men - Michael Earley

The Classical Monologue (M)


By: Michael Earley (Editor), Philippa Keil (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th September 1992
ISBN: 9780878300327
Number Of Pages: 146
For Ages: 18 years old

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"The Classical Monologue," in two volumes, one for men and one for women, is a fresh selection of the best speeches from the repertoire of the classical theatre, from the Greeks to the beginning of the twentieth century. These great dramatic monologues--from all periods and styles, all varied in tone and genre--make an indispensable actor's companion for auditioning, rehearsing and performing. Each monologue is accompanied by textual notes explaining any unusual vocabulary or syntax, and by commentary in which the editors offer interpretive points and practical advice in preparing the speech for performance. Both beginners and experienced actors will find "The Classical Monologue" a treasury of theatrical riches waiting to be released on stage.
Includes monologues from Orestes in "Libation Bearers (The Oresteia) to The" "Captain in Strindberg's The Dance of Death" to Gerald in Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance."

Notes to the Actor
A word about the Translations
Classical Greek
Libation Bearers (The Oresteia) (c. 456 BC)p. 1
Oedipus the King (c. 430 BC)p. 4
Hippolytus (c. 428 BC)p. 8
Elizabethan and Jacobean
The Spanish Tragedy (c. 1586)p. 12
Doctor Faustus (c. 1589)p. 15
Henry VI (Part I) (1592)p. 19
Arden of Feversham (c. 1592)p. 22
Edward II (c. 1594)p. 25
Romeo and Juliet (c. 1595)p. 31
Hamlet (1601)p. 35
A Woman Killed with Kindness (1603)p. 38
The Honest Whore (Part I) (1604)p. 40
Volpone (1605)p. 44
Coriolanus (1607-9)p. 47
The Revenger's Tragedy (1607)p. 50
The Alchemist (1610)p. 53
The White Devil (1612)p. 57
The Changeling (c. 1622)p. 60
'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1625-33)p. 63
French and Spanish
Life is a Dream (1635)p. 66
The Misanthrope (1666)p. 69
The Miser (1668)p. 71
Phedra (1677)p. 74
Restoration and Eighteenth Century English
The Country Wife (1675)p. 77
The Rover (Part 1) (1678)p. 79
The Double Dealer (1694)p. 81
Love for Love (1695)p. 84
The Relapse (1696)p. 86
The Provok'd Wife (1697)p. 89
The Constant Couple (1699)p. 91
The Way of the World (1700)p. 93
The Rivals (1775)p. 96
The Critic (1779)p. 98
English and Irish (Nineteenth and Twentieth Century)
Lady Windemere's Fan (1892)p. 101
A Woman of No Importance (1893)p. 104
The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (1893)p. 107
An Ideal Husband (1895)p. 110
Man and Superman (1903)p. 113
The Playboy of the Western World (1907)p. 116
Heartbreak House (1919)p. 118
Woyzeck (1836-37)p. 121
The Government Inspector (1836)p. 123
A Month in the Country (1850)p. 126
A Doll's House (1879)p. 129
Miss Julie (1888)p. 132
The Seagull (1896)p. 135
The Dance of Death (1900)p. 138
The Cherry Orchard (1904)p. 141
Play Sourcesp. 144
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780878300327
ISBN-10: 0878300325
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 16th September 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

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