Sixty Seconds to Shine

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John Capecci, Irene Ziegler Aston
Smith and Kraus, 2006 - Drama - 290 pages
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Actresses looking for short pieces to work on in class or to use for auditions need look no further. This volume is loaded with choices from contemporary and classic plays, novels, and stories. Shakespeare, Moliere, and Chekhov are represented, along with contemporary writers such as Jane Martin, Christopher Durang, Caridad Svich, Beth Henley, and Wendy MacLeod. Many of the monologues in this book are from less well-known authors, making it the perfect choice for actors looking for something fresh--something auditioners have never seen before.

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Dabrowski's 101 monologs sound, to the mind's ear, like one side of an overheard cell-phone conversation. Reading through them all in about 101 minutes is like being consigned to a particular circle ... Read full review

Contents

The Beaux Strategem George Farquhar
3
The Double Inconstancy Pierre Carlet de Chamblain Marivaux
9
Julius Caesar William Shakespeare
15
King Richard III 2 William Shakespeare
21
A Midsummer Nights Dream 4 William Shakespeare
27
Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare
36
A Room with a View E M Forster
42
Sonnet XVIII William Shakespeare
48
The Doomsday Club Terese Pampellonne
125
Fathers Day Oliver Hailey
131
Fur Migdalia Cruz
137
Have Mercy Hope Mclntyre
143
Horrible Child Lawrence Krauser
145
Keely and Du Jane Martin
159
The Marriage of Bette and Boo Christopher Durang
172
Normalcy Don Nigro
185

Twelfth Night William Shakespeare
54
After Math Jonathan Dorf
63
All Stories Are True John Edgar Wideman
69
And the Winner Is DavidMatthew Barnes
75
Anne Adam Szymkowicz
81
Baby in the Basement DavidMatthew Barnes
87
BigButt Girls HardHeaded Women Rhodessa Jones
93
Bird Germs Eric R Pfeffinger
94
Broken Eggs Eduardo Machado
101
Charming Billy Alice McDermott
107
Corn Hogs and Indians Avanti A Pradhan
113
A Day at the Beach Beth Sager
119
Patient A Lee Blessing
195
Rat Bohemia Sarah Schulman
209
Self Defense or death of some salesmen 2 Carson Kreitzer
223
Storage Lisa Samra
236
Tomboy Roger Nieboer
249
The Trophy Room 2 Hilly Hicks Jr
251
Vanishing Marion Jeanmarie Williams
257
Waving Goodbye Jamie Pachino
263
A novel of fame honor
269
Monologues by Tone
278
About the Authors
290
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About the author (2006)

John Capecci is a communication trainer and educator who has published and spoken on the use of narrative to educate and persuade. He's co-editor of a best-selling series of monologue anthologies, "Sixty Seconds to Shine," and owner of Capecci Communications (www.capeccicom.com), a firm he founded in 1998. Prior to this, he taught public speaking, communication theory, interpretation of literature and advanced performance courses at Eastern Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University and an M.A. in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John currently serves on the advisory board for The Soap Factory, a visual arts organization in Minneapolis, volunteers with other local nonprofits and works to preserve his historic neighborhood along the banks of the Mississippi.

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