Shakespeare for One - Men The Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces

ISBN-10: 0325004889
ISBN-13: 9780325004884
Edition: 2002
Authors: Douglas Newell
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Description: At some point in their careers, all actors have to face the task of working up a classical monologue - preferably one that's accessible, compelling, and not done to death. This volume collects virtually all of the monologues for men from  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.25
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 9/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

At some point in their careers, all actors have to face the task of working up a classical monologue - preferably one that's accessible, compelling, and not done to death. This volume collects virtually all of the monologues for men from Shakespeare's 37 plays. Not only actors, but directors and teachers, too, will find this book a treasure trove of the famous soliloquies plus many unfamiliar gems. Arranged alphabetically by play title, the monologues are presented in an actor-friendly format, beginning with a thumbnail sketch of the story's key developments and a streamlined cast of characters. Exhaustive explanatory notes offer up a wealth of helpful tips - from definitions of archaic words and expressions to comments on both setting and accompanying action. Appendixes include a list of the monologues by length and an authoritative guide to pronunciation of names and places-invaluable for experienced actors, absolutely essential for the novice. Whether you're preparing for your first or your fiftieth audition, you won't want to go solo without Shakespeare for One. Newell's companion volume of monologues for women, , is also available.

Patrick Shannon's latest book with Heinemann is Closer Readings of the Common Core, an analysis and critique the Common Core State Standards. He and his colleagues seek answers to the big questions about standards (Common to whom? Core of What?) by examining the product and process of the CCSS document, its creation, and its adoption. A former preschool and primary grades teacher, Pat is currently a professor of education at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of numerous other Heinemann titles, including Reading Against Democracy (2005); Education, Inc. (2002); Becoming Political, Too (2001); iShop, You Shop (2001); Reading Poverty (1998); text, lies, & video tape: stories about life, literacy, & learning (1995); and Becoming Political: Readings and Writings in the Politics of Literacy Education (1992), all published by Heinemann.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
All's Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like it
The Comedy of Errors
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
Hamlet
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
Henry V
Henry VI, Part 1
Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 3
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear
Love's Labor's Lost
Macbeth
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Othello
Pericles
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter's Tale
Guide to Pronunciation
The Long and Short of It
Straight Talk and Rhyme
Shakespeare's Greatest Hits: Suggestions for the Initiates

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