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Great scenes and monologues for actors
Schulman, Michael, 1941-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xxxvi, 330 pages ; 18 cm
Over 80 scenes and monologues from the finest plays of all time.
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PN2080 .G726 1998 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area

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G reat 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.

Author Notes

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.

Table of Contents

Creating A CharacterMichael Schulman
Scenes For One Man And One Womam The Dining RoomA.R. Gumey
A Month In The CountryIvan Turgenev
The Fourposter By Jan de Hartog
ExtremitiesWilliam Mastrosimone
The Death Of A MinerPaula Cizmar
Later LifeA.R. Gurney
Monday After The MiracleWilliam Gibson
The Three SistersAnton Chekhov
HurlyburlyDavid Rabe
Beyond TherapyChristopher Durang
The Sea GullAnton Chekhov
Annie And ArthurMichael Schulman
AmadeusPeter Shaffer
Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De An Ideal HusbandOscar Wilde
Measure For MeasureWilliam Shakespeare
Much Ado About NothingWillam Shakespeare
King Richard IIIWilliam Shakespeare
The Taming Of The ShrewWilliam Shakespeare
Scenes For Two Women A Taste Of HoneyShelagh Delaney
The Miss Firecracker ContestBeth Henley
All The Way HomeTad Mosel
Isn't It RomanticWendy Wasserstein
Playing For TimeArthur Miller
Anton Chekhov's "The Duel" / adaptedMichael Schulman and Eva Mekler
Come Back To The 5 And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy DeanEd Graczyk
Absent FriendsAlan Ayckbourn
Sylvia By A. R. Gurney Steel MagnoliasRobert Harling PIAF and Pam Gems
Twelfth Night; Or, What You WillWilliam Shakespeare
Scenes For Two Men Speed-The-PlowDavid Mamet
SuburbiaEric Bogosian
Other People's MoneyJerry Sterner
Glengarry Glen RossDavid Mamet
CoverJeffrey Sweet and Stephen Johnson and Sandra Hastie
Sight UnseenDonald Margulies
I Hate HamletPaul Rudnick
Anton Chekhov's "The Duel" / adaptedMichael Schulman and Eva Mekler
Breaking The CodeHugh Whitemore
BentMartin Sherman
Blobo's BoyAlbert J. Zuckerman
Julius CaesarWilliam Shakespeare
Monologues For Women A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around TalkinigJohn Ford Noonan
Absent FriendsAlan Ayckbourn
Master ClassTerrence McNally
An Ideal HusbandOscar Wilde
Anton Chekhov's "The Duel" adaptedMichael Schulman and Eva Mekler
A Month In The CountryIvan Turgenev
Say Goodnight, GracieRalph Pape
Double SolitaireRobert Anderson
Uncle VanyaAnton Chekhov
Three Tall WomenEdward Albee
Sexual Perversity In ChicagoDavid Mamet
Seascape With Sharks And DancerDon Nigro
Eat Your Heart OutNick Hall
The Faculty LoungeMichael Schulman
Whiskey by Terrence McNally IVANOVAnton Chekhov
Twelfth Night; Or, What You WillWilliam Shakespeare
The Two Gentlemen Of VeronaWilliam Shakespeare
Romeo And JulietWilliam Shakespeare
A Midsummer-Night's DreamWilliam Shakespeare
The Winter's TaleWilliam Shakespeare
Monologues For Men Uncle VanyaAnton Chekhov
The Three SistersAnton Chekhov
Conversations With My FatherHerb Gardner
Say Goodnight, GracieRalph Pape
The House Op Blue LeavesJohn Guare
A Delicate BalanceEdward Albee
The Substance Of FireJon Robin Baitz
SteambathBruce Jay Friedman
One For The RoadHarold Pinter
Lips Together, Teeth ApartTerrence McNally
Lolita Edward Albee, adapted from the novelVladimir Nabokov
Anton Chekhov's "The Duel" adaptedMichael Schulman and Eva Mekler
Death Op A SalesmanArthur Miller
Much Ado About NothingWilliam Shakespeare
King RichardWilliam Shakespeare