Contemporary Monologues for Women

Contemporary Monologues for Women $21.99, $16.49 (25% off)

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Trilby James - editor

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Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills

In this volume of the Good Audition Guides, you'll find fifty speeches for women, all written since the year 2000 by some of the UK's most exciting dramatic voices

Playwrights include Mike Bartlett, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Caryl Churchill, Helen Edmundson, debbie tucker green, Ella Hickson, Lucy Kirkwood, Rona Munro, Joanna Murray-Smith and Enda Walsh

The plays themselves were premiered at the UK's most prestigious venues including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Bush, Soho and Hampstead Theatres, Manchester Royal Exchange, the Traverse in Edinburgh, the Abbey in Dublin, and London's Royal Court

Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, editor Trilby James prefaces each speech with a thorough introduction including the vital information you need to place the piece in context (the who, what, when, where and why) and suggestions about how to perform the scene to its maximum effect (including the character's objectives and keywords)

Contemporary Monologues for Women also features an introduction on the whole process of selecting and preparing your speech, and approaching the audition itself

"Sound practical advice for anyone attending an audition ... a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike" ~ Teaching Drama Magazine on The Good Audition Guides

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