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Title:
Great monologues for young actors : Volume II
Author:
Slaight, Craig.
Edition:
First edition : February 1999.
Publication Information:
Lyme, N.H. : Smith and Kraus, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 162 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781575251066
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

Gr. 9-12. The editors, two faculty members of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, have crafted a worthy companion to their Great Scenes for Young Actors from the Stage [BKL N 1 91]. Offering 84 selections drawn from contemporary and classic stage plays and nontheatrical literature, their diverse collection can be used as a guide for auditioning as well as a handbook of scenes for practicing basic acting techniques. A brief synopsis of each monologue and its original source are included in this outstanding work for interpretive study. Authors Lanford Wilson, Paul Zindel, Studs Terkel, John Updike, and Marsha Norman are among those represented. ~--Mary Romano Marks


School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-This title includes speeches from a variety of works by well-known playwrights such as Shakespeare, Lanford Wilson, Christopher Durang, Tennessee Williams, and Maria Irene Fornes. There are also odd choices in that the play or playwright is not well known, or the chosen selection is not of high interest or dramatic quality. For example, a weaker speech of Portia's from The Merchant of Venice is given rather than the one that is usually singled out. There is little comedy included. The choices made in beginning/ending cuts are sometimes awkward; actors often would do well to read the plays and recut the selections themselves. There is a concise introduction to the uses of monologues, but the authors neglect to advise young actors of the importance of reading the entire play when working on a monologue. The book is divided into two sections: "Monologues for Young Women" and "Monologues for Young Men." Brief introductions (some of which contain grammatical and factual errors) give the setting and context for the speeches.-Cris Riedel, Ellis B. Hyde Elementary School, Dansville, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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