American Theatre Book of Monologues for Women

ISBN-10: 1559361980
ISBN-13: 9781559361989
Edition: 2001
Authors: Stephanie Coen
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Description: The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays. These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays. These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American plays over the last 15 years, including Angels in America, Three Tall Women, M. Butterfly, Talk Radio, The Baltimore Waltz, Buried Child, to name a few. Chosen by Stephanie Coen, the former managing editor of American Theatre, these books provide a remarkable array of styles and characters for use in auditions or scene study classes by male and female actors. Selected from the work of the following playwrights: Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Eric Bogosian, Pearl Cleage, Don DeLillo, Rita Dove, Christopher Durang, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, Athol Fugard, Vaclav Havel, Danny Hoch, David Henry Hwang, Moisegrave;s Kaufman, Tony Kushner, Craig Lucas, Emily Mann, Steve Martin, Reynolds Price, Dael Orlandersmith, David Rabe, Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and George C. Wolfe. Stephanie Coen is the former managing editor of American Theatre magazine. She is currently associated with the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington, where she lives.

Introduction
Be Specific: The Actor's Approach to the Monologue - An Interview with Bartlett Sher
"Was I Wrong to Side with the Living?"
Angel, Marisol
Susanah, A Question of Mercy
Miss Evers, Miss Evers' Boys
Phebe, The Darker Face of the Earth
"I Have to Do Penance"
Marion, Abingdon Square
Judith, An American Daughter
Alexis, The Gimmick
"My Babies!"
Bette, The Marriage of Bette and Boo
Bette, The Marriage of Bette and Boo
Dessa, Tongue of a Bird
Dessa, Tongue of a Bird
Halie, Buried Child
Normal, The Colored Museum
"Happier Ever After ..."
Wanda, The Waiting Room
Wanda, The Waiting Room
Hester, La Negrita, In the Blood
Rachel, Reckless
Rachel, Reckless
"You Will Remember This"
Maxine, Tongue of a Bird
A, Three Tall Women
Claire, Fuddy Meers
Roma, August Snow
Taw, August Snow
Sky, The Monogamist
"I Crossed the Line"
The Welfare, In the Blood
Suzie, Silence, Cunning, Exile
Barbara, Three Hotels
"Do You Know Who I Am?"
Callie, Stop Kiss
Miss Pat, The Colored Museum
Topsy, The Colored Museum
Shelly, Buried Child
Pooty, Reckless
Jolene, The Day Room
"It's My Fate, Do you See? This Love"
Masha, The Three Sisters
Yachiyo, Ballad of Yachiyo
Lee, The Chemistry of Change
Mom, Lloyd's Prayer
Genevieve, August Snow
"Art Was Not a Part of Our Lives"
Bob's Mom, Bobrauschenbergamerica
Marie, Search and Destroy
Alexis, The Gimmick
Alexis, The Gimmick
"There's Bad Blood Between Us ..."
Myrna, The Mineola Twins
Mrs. Siezmagraff, Betty's Summer Vacation
Nan, Three Days of Rain
"The Ones who Crossed the Ocean ..."
Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
Zofia, Tongue of a Bird
Anka, Hunting Cockroaches
"Yes, You Are, He Said: You're That Kind of Girl"
C, Three Tall Women
Suzanne, Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Chata, Roosters
"Aren't Human Beings the Saddest People You Ever Met?"
Dora, The Swan
Dora, The Swan
Harper, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
Corlis, The Chemistry of Change
Bessie, Marvin's Room
Linda, Talk Radio
Denise, Talk Radio
Blonde, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers
"The Happiest Moment of All?"
A, Three Tall Women
Emma, Pterodactyls
Betty, Betty's Summer Vacation
Marisol, Marisol
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