National Theatre Connections Monologues - Speeches for Young Actors

National Theatre Connections Monologues - Speeches for Young Actors $27.99

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Anthony Banks

Published by Methuen

1 Male 1 Female

Every year for more than 20 years, the UK's National Theatre has drawn together and performed the work of 10 leading playwrights whose work particularly appeals to young people and reflects the past year's ideas, themes and styles

They've now published National Theatre Connections Monologues, an Anthology of 100 Monologues selected from the very best

These are ideal for teenagers and young people attending auditions either in the amateur or professional theatre world

For students leaving secondary school to audition for drama school

And for teachers of English and Drama looking for exciting contemporary material for their students to engage with and perform

Suitable and relevant in terms of tone, style and content, young actors who have searched for audition material written in the voice of teenage characters will welcome this resource


"To think that 20 years of this type of theatre work could potentially become available to young people everywhere in the form of an anthology of handpicked NT Connections monologues - with background text analysis and character direction notes - only further fuelled my fervour as a theatre director who advocates strongly the innate power of the youth actor at play. This is a book that has to be published - if for no other reason than the subject alone is worth it. NT Connections an Anthology a gathering of creative like minds" ~ Mhairi Gilbert Artistic Director of PACE

"This anthology is an excellent idea. Using monologues from the plays that have been commissioned for NT Connections would provide young people with a wide and varied choice of speeches best suited to their age group. Many young people audition for Scottish Youth Theatre's summer courses. They tend to select speeches from classic plays that have been suggested to them by adults who they trust. The speeches are usually about subjects and from periods that are alien to them. When using the selected monologues, the young people will relate to the character and will recognize the character's voice this should give them a greater sense of ownership of the speech. For this reason alone I feel that this anthology would be of great value to them" ~ Mary McCluskey, Artistic Director of Scottish Youth Theatre,

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