Young Womens Monologs From Contemporary Plays


Edited by Gerald Lee Ratliff. Professional auditions for aspiring actresses. The gender-specific monologs in this new text are highly original works not found in other published versions. All are from very recently produced plays from both well-known and emerging new writers. The selections are for women actors fifteen to thirty years of age, suitable for competitive auditions, acting exercises, forensics, class or studio work. Beginning with an introduction to performance and audition etiquette, the text’s characterizations are divided into ages: The Age of Innocence, Coming of Age, The Age of Rebellion, The Gilded Age and New Age Voices. These monolog characterizations address the major trends and conflicts of today through revealing glimpses of society. A valuable resource for any auditioning female actor or theatre student. Features monologs from: “The General of Hot Desire” by John Guare, “Junk” by Melvin Burgess, “An American Daughter” by Wendy Wasserstein, “Summer” by Edwin Bond, “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” and “Betty’s Summer Vacation” by Christoper Durang, “Picasso’s Women” by Brian McAvera, “Relationships” by Ken Friedman, “Stepping Out” by Richard Harris and many more.

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SKU (ISBN): 9781566080972
ISBN10: 1566080975
Editor: Gerald Ratliff
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: October 2005
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing Ltd.