Classical Monologues from Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw: Young men's roles

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Applause Theatre & Cinema, 2002 - Drama - 382 pages
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Applause BooksSure to become a mainstay of any actor's shelf, Applause is pleased to present the first two volumes of Leon Katz's monumental monologue collection. Covering the full scope of Western Drama, from the Greeks to the 20th Century, these two volumes contain over 250 monologues from sources other than Shakespeare's plays. The works range from the famous to the little-known, covering over 2,000 years of theatrical history. Katz provides an introduction to each monologue that provides an informative and critical context for actors, directors, students and teachers, but are also of relevance to general readers. Each volume is organized into Tragedy/Drama and Comedy divisions, and the monologues are helpfully arranged by period as well as chronologically. Also, the monologues are fully footnooted afor unfamiliar references and definitions and the bibliography provides exhaustive listings of sources for all the plays from which the monologues have been drawn. Simply put, these two volumes are a must for actors, directors, teachers and students of classical theatre!

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SiJK The Messenger reports Jocastas suicide and Oedipus selfblinding
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s The Messenger reports the gruesome death of Hippolytus
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Itt The Messenger reports the cynically conducted trial that
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Katz is currently a Professor of Theatre at UCLA, as well as Professor Emeritus of Drama, Yale University.