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The Actor's Book of Contemporary Stage Monologues: More Than 150 Monologues from More Than 70 Playwrights Paperback - 1987

by Nina Shengold (Editor)

This is the only book that offers a comprehensive collection of contemporary stage monologues for a complete range of roles. An invaluable tool for actors looking for new audition material or for anyone interested in theater.


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This unique anthology provides a wealth of material for actors and acting students, and a wonderful overview of the best recent plays for anyone interested in theatre. The more than 150 monologues cover a diverse range of subjects, and offer a variety of dramatic styles and moods. Each monologue is introduced with a short description of the plot, setting, and character type by the leading plauwrights of our time. Featured dramatists include: Christopher Durang, Wendy Wasserstein, Lanford Wilson, Wallace Shawn, Tina Howe, Caryl Churchill, Athol Fugard, Beth Henley, Sam Shepard, David Henry Hwang, Harry Kondoleon, John Patrick Shanley, Larry Shue, Michael Weller, David Rabe, Marsha Norman, August Wilson, Albert Innaurato, Jules Feiffer, Harold Pinter, David Hare, Jose Rivera, Tom Stoppard, John Guare, David Mamet, Charles Fuller, William Matrosimone, Robert Patrick, Miguel Pinero

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Premiere: Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1981 Setting: A theatre An accountant named George Spelvin is baffled to find himself on the stage of a theatre.

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  • Title The Actor's Book of Contemporary Stage Monologues: More Than 150 Monologues from More Than 70 Playwrights
  • Author Nina Shengold (Editor)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Copyright 1987
  • Pages 384
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Books, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Date November 1, 1987
  • ISBN 9780140096491 / 0140096493
  • Weight 0.58 lbs (0.26 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.88 x 5.02 x 0.73 in (20.02 x 12.75 x 1.85 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Library of Congress subjects Monologues, Acting - Auditions
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 86030558
  • Dewey Decimal Code 812.045

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Citations

  • School Library Journal, 01/01/1988, Page 0

About the author

Nina Shengold's plays include Finger Foods, War at Home, Homesteaders, and Romeo/Juliet, and have been produced around the world. Her one-act No Shoulder was filmed by director Suzi Yoonessi, with Melissa Leo and Samantha Sloyan. Nina won a Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of Love, starring Marcia Gay Harden; other teleplays include Blind Spot, with Joanne Woodward and Laura Linney, and Unwed Father. Her books include the novels Clearcut, River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers (with photographer Jennifer May), and a growing posse of pseudonymous books for young readers. A graduate of Wesleyan, she is currently teaching creative writing at Manhattanville College. Nina lives in New York's Hudson Valley, where she has been books editor of Chronogram magazine since 2004.
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