The Actor's Book of Classical Monologues: More Than 150 Selections from the Golden Age of Greek Drama, the Age of Shakespeare, the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
||Penguin Publishing Group
||DRA006000, PER001000, DRA002000
9781101173916, Related ISBNs: 0140106766, 1101173912, 9780140106763, 9781101173916
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Synopsis: A challenging, wide-ranging collection of monologues from history’s greatest dramatic works
From the stately and poetic Greek tragedies to the lively, bawdy Restoration comedies, the classical repertoire is a treasure trove of often-overlooked materials for male and female, young and old. The solo pieces collected here vary widely in mood, style, and level of challenge; they include a generous supply of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; and they’re fleshed out with brief plot synopses and valuable historical material. Stefan Rudnicki, an accomplished actor, director, and teacher, also provides practical tips on preparing each scene for audition or performance. Among the playwrights whose works are included are:
…and many others.
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