Adult Nonfiction PN2080 .A1229 2009
Summary: 'If brevity is the soul of a good audition, then these titles will prove a great resource. . . . ? CHOICEThis anticipated volume in Smith and Kraus's highly-praised 60 Seconds to Shine Series, 221 One-Minute Monologues from Classic Plays, is the next book auditioning actors must have, created specifically for those who have only one minute to showcase their talent and need a short classic monologue for their repetoire. The editors have assembled a unique collection for men and women including monologues from a diverse selection of classic plays by authors such as: ?Aeschylus?Chekhov?Euripides?Filipo?Goethe?Goldoni?Havel?Kleist?Marivaux?Moliere?Pirandello?Rostand?Santander?Schnitzler?Scribe?Shakespeare?Sophokles?WedekindEach monologue embodies a well-defined character and includes strong emotional content. These monologues are not from dusty old translations from the 1950s ? all have been recently translated and use language that speaks to modern audiences. The monologues are organized by gender and indexed by tone and author to help the actor identify those most suited to the actor's needs. Each monologue is introduced with character and scene information to help the actor understand the context of the selection.IRENE ZIEGLER ASTON is an actor, teacher, playwright, and novelist. She has taught speech, oral interpretation, and acting at Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Richmond, where she was an Artist in Residence.JOHN CAPECCI holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and has nearly twenty years experience coaching, teaching, and presenting public performances. He is an editor, along with Irene Ziegler, of The Ultimate Audition Book II: 222 Monologues from Literature, Two Minutes and Under, The Ultimate Audition Book III: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under from the Movies, and The Ultimate Audition Book IV: 222 Comedy Monologues, Two Minutes and Under.
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