A brand new monologue book with up-to-date selections from the last century of playwriting. Beckett, Ayckbourn, O’Neil , Brecht, Strindberg and Wilde are a few of the great dramatists from whom pieces have been collected to make up this unique collection. This book is an invaluable resource for acting classes, competitions, auditions and rehearsals. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editor’s introduction and commentaries, which set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts. Chrys Salt has been a performer in Rep, West End, TV and radio. She has written The Methuen Books of Contemporary Monologues for Men and Women, and Make Acting Work. She runs her own theatre company and teaches regularly at the London Actors Centre.
Film version of Jim Cartwright's acclaimed play starring Jane Horrocks (who played Little Voice in the stage play) and Michael Caine Jane Horrocks (Little Voice) takes centre stage as the 14-year-old Lancashire girl who can only relate to the world by mimicking the musical hits of pre-50s divas in her bedroom; a refuge from her widowed mother's sniping, boozing and whoring. When Ray Say (Michael Caine), a tacky night-club impresario recognises LV's talent her mother soon hears the sound of pounds, shilling and pence. But as LV finds herself coerced into the glitterball world of Ray and Mr Boo the fragile shell of her sanity begins to crack.
Screen adaptation of Henry James' The Wings of the Dove, by Hossein Amini, adaptor of Jude, again brings a strong, contemporary and controversial touch to a classic novel. The film's star-studded cast includes Helena Bonham-Carter, Linus Roache, Charlotte Kate falls for the impoverished journalist Merton, and faces the impossible choice of whether to marry the man she loves, or give him up in order to take her rightful place in society. The struggle between her head and her heart is a conflict between nineteenth-century values and twentieth-century passions, in the settings of London society and romantic Venice. A young American heiress, Millie, enters their circle nursing her own tragic secret and the highly charged love affair takes an unexpected direction.
Three plays by well-known American playwright, David Mamet. His play "American Buffalo" won an Obie Award and opened on Broadway in 1977 and at the National Theatre in 1978. His greatest hits, "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Oleanna" followed in 1983 and 1993 respectively.
Two plays by a young British playwright who is fast making a name for himself. Williams is winner of the 1998-99 John Whiting Award for Best New Play and 1998 Alfred Fagon Award (both for Starstruck) and 1996 TAPS Writer of the Year Award Starstruck: When Hollywood heartthrob Stewart Granger lands in Kingston to shoot his latest movie, the whole town goes crazy. Will Dennis become a star or does girlfriend Pammy have other ambitions? And will Gravel's new money-making scheme leave his wife seeking comfort elsewhere? The No Boys Cricket Club: Coping alone with her troublesome family and warring neighbours in a drab London council estate, Abi has long since lost sight of the good things in life - until an old friend takes her back to her glorious past in Jamaica as the greatest all-rounder of the all-female No Boys Cricket Club.
Contemporary Monologues for Men and Women Late Thirties to Forties
Author: JV Mercanti
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
(Applause Acting Series). In this thoughtfully curated collection, actors preparing for an audition or searching for quality scenes to hone their chops will find a wealth of contemporary material from American and British plays. Almost all of the works are from the year 2000 to the recent 2014 Broadway production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , chosen from the point of view of a professional acting teacher, director, and casting director. Along with covering the basics of how to match the best monologue to the actor and how to approach the rehearsal and performance of a piece, the book provides a synopsis of the plays, character descriptions, and lists of questions specific to each monologue that will direct the actor toward shaping a complex, honest, and thoughtful performance with a strong emotional connection, a clear arc, and playable actions. There is also a brief lesson on appropriate rehearsal behavior and preparation.
Das Buch ist eine kleine, kunstfertige Anregung zur weiblichen Selbsterkenntnis, eine liebevolle Aufforderung an alle Frauen, den eigenen Weg zur Lust zu finden. Gleichzeitig ist es ein entschiedenes Plädoyer gegen sexuelle Gewalt. Alte Damen und Mädchen, Singles, Ehefrauen, Lesben, Professorinnen, Arbeiterinnen, Schauspielerinnen, Prostituierte wurden von der Auto-rin zu ihrer Vagina befragt. Ihre unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen und Ausdrucksweisen geben dem Buch eine lebendige Vielfältigkeit. Witz und Leichtigkeit stehen neben Traurigem und Erschütterndem. Eve Ensler hat einer großen Bandbreite von Gefühlen eine poetische und charmante Form gegeben. Die Vagina-Monologe wurden zwei Jahre lang in einem New Yorker Off-Broadway-Theater gespielt und wurde dann auch in zahlreichen Städten Europas aufgeführt.