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The Faber Book of Monologues : Women - Jane Edwardes

The Faber Book of Monologues


Paperback Published: 3rd February 2005
ISBN: 9780571217656
Number Of Pages: 128

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With an impressive array of speeches from a diverse range of first-class playwrights, the Faber Book of Monologues is an indispensable guide to new, untapped, and cutting-edge material. Designed for use in professional auditions as well as student workshops, each volume contains over twenty-five selections, ranging in age from twenty to sixty-five, which are culled from a rich variety of tragic, comic, realist and absurdist works by the most vibrant new playwrights, as well as critically-acclaimed pieces from established masters such as Richard Greenberg, David Hare, Neil LaBute, and Yasmina Reza. In order to foster a more nuanced association between the actor and the material, each selection includes insightful character commentary, staging and vocalization recommendations, and references to past great performances. A thoughtful Introduction, written by critic Jane Edwardes, provides helpful hints for the nerve-wracking audition process.

Introductionp. vii
Bagladyp. 3
Been So Longp. 7
The Breath of Lifep. 11
The Countryp. 17
Decadencep. 21
The Fastest Clock in the Universep. 27
Frozenp. 31
In Flamep. 35
The Late Middle Classesp. 39
Medea Redux (from Bash)p. 43
The Mercy Seatp. 47
Night and Dayp. 51
Old Timesp. 55
Our Country's Goodp. 59
Outlying Islandsp. 63
The People are Friendlyp. 67
Portia Coughlanp. 71
The Positive Hourp. 75
Proofp. 79
RolePlay (from the Damsels in Distress trilogy)p. 83
The Secret Rapturep. 87
Skylightp. 91
Three Birds Alighting on a Fieldp. 95
Witp. 99
Yard Galp. 103
Acknowledgmentsp. 107
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ISBN: 9780571217656
ISBN-10: 0571217656
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 3rd February 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.5  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1