The Classical Monologue, Men

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Michael Earley, Philippa Keil
Taylor & Francis, 1992 - Performing Arts - 145 pages
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 20th 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 interpretative 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.

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Hippolytus c 428 BC 8
8
Arden of Feversham c 1592
22
Hamlet 1601
35
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Michael Earley is a literary adviser for BBC Radio Drama and formerly Chairman of the Theatre Studies Program at Yale University. Philippa Keil has worked professionally in London at the Orange Tree Theatre. Together, they have published Solo! The Best Monologues of the 80s and Soliloquy! The Shakespeare Monologues.

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