Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1998 - Performing Arts - 330 pages
Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors, spanning nearly 500 years of drama, from Shakespearean England to Contemporary Broadway, is a useful tool for every student or actor wanting to improve their acting skills. Included are 80 scenes and monologues from playwrights ranging from William Shakespeare to Anton Chekhov to Wendy Wasserstein. This small and affordable book by Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler can help improve memory, concentration, and confidence.
 

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Contents

THE FOURPOSTER by Jan de Hartog
13
EXTREMITIES by William Mastrosimone
20
THE DEATH OF A MINER by Paula Cizmar
26
Monda Y AFTER THE MIRACLE by William
34
HURLYBURLY by David Rabe
41
BEYOND THERAPY by Christopher Durang
50
ANNIE AND ARTHUR by Michael Schulman
71
AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde
79
COVER by Jeffrey Sweet with Stephen Johnson
182
SIGHT UNSEEN by Donald Margulies
188
ANToN Chekhovs THE DUEl adapted
198
BREAKING THE CODE by Hugh Whitemore
206
BLOBOS BOY by Albert J Zuckerman
218
A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND
229
AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde
235
DEATH OF A SALESMAN by Arthur Miller
237

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William
86
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
90
KING RICHARD III by William Shakespeare
93
MACBETH by William Shakespeare
100
A TASTE OF HONEY by Shelagh Delaney
111
THE Miss FIRECRACKER CONTEST by Beth
117
ISNT IT ROMANTIC by Wendy Wasserstein
125
ANTON CHEKHovs THE DUEL adapted
133
ABSENT FRIENDS by Alan Ayckbourn
140
STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling
148
Twelfth NIGHT OR what YOU will
154
SPEEDTHEPLOW by David Mamet
161
OTHER PEOPLES MONEY by Jerry Sterner
169
SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE by Ralph Pape
241
UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov translation
247
sExUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO by David
253
THE FACULTY LOUNGE by Michael Schulman
261
McNally
264
Twelfth NIGHT OR what YoU will
269
A MIDSUMMERNIGHTs DREAM by William
275
UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov translation
283
ONE FOR THE ROAD by Harold Pinter
302
ANTON CHEKHovs THE DUEl adapted
327
STEAMBATH by Bruce Jay Friedman
329
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Michael Schulman has taught acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and at the Actors Studio. He has also written and directed a number of plays for Off-Broadway theatre.


Eva Mekler is a former actress and playwright who has performed both on and off Broadway.

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