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Monologues from Literature: A Sourcebook for Actors Mark Lamos

Monologues from Literature: A Sourcebook for Actors

Mark Lamos

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ISBN : 9780449905357
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384 pages
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Actors looking for new and exciting ways to audition will discover that some of the greatest acting scenes ever written appear not only in plays, but in novels, stories, even poetry, Monologues from Literature taps this virtually limitlessMoreActors looking for new and exciting ways to audition will discover that some of the greatest acting scenes ever written appear not only in plays, but in novels, stories, even poetry, Monologues from Literature taps this virtually limitless wellspring, providing monologue adaptations for dramatic and comic audition pieces, conveniently organized in chronological order -- from Homers The Odyssey to Tom Wolfes The Bonfire of the Vanities.Spanning the centuries, this sourcebook offers a variety of situations styles, and periods that you can tailor to any type of audition or acting class. Youll find characters that will allow you to display a great range of moods and emotions, including:Francie in A Tree Grows in BrooklynSancho Panza in Don QuixoteAnna in Anna KareninaRebecca in IvanhoeUchendu in Things Fall ApartSissy in Even Cowgirls Get the BluesEmma Bovary in Madame BovaryPortnoy in Portnoys ComplaintFelicitas in The Company of WomenThe Poet in Les Fleurs du MalSal in On the RoadCocoa in Mama DayAnd dozens moreMonologues from Literature also provides an invaluable reference chart that divides the selections into age and gender of character, setting and period, and genre (drama, seriocomedy, or comedy), so that you can quickly find a monologue appropriate for your needs.