My First Monologue Book: 100 Monologues for Young Children

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Paw Prints, Feb 13, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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This groundbreaking new series is for truly young actors-- monologues, scenes, and technique book for the elementary school set. Each book builds on the one before it, so skills grow as students grow. Often, young children are given work written for older actors that is difficult for them to understand and retain. This material is comprehensible, relatable, and fun. For all the young characters and performers, there is finally a book for you! And within this series, an exciting collection that breaks down barriers: Square pegs don't fit into round holes. It's that simple.Specifically for young actors of Hispanic descent, M. Ramirez has written a group of books for second, third, fourth generation immigrant kids who don't often feel included in a lot of the literature they're surrounded with. References to abuelos, abuelas, and other cultural specifics help make these performance pieces a little more accessible to kids who might or might not be speaking English as a second language. all with a specific flavor that will help young actors find their voices and stretch themselves, performing pieces that speak not only about them, but directly to them.Because of the Latino flavor incorporated into this material, these kids can focus on what they are meant to focus on- performing - without any cultural barriers.KIDS: These books tell you about how to act and give you some excellent characters to play! There are also many, many games and activities. (P.S. They may also make you the smartest kid you know!) TEACHERS: This series provides ample material for classroom use. In addition, the Teacher's Guide will give tips and ideas to use in classrooms.PARENTS: If you've got a natural performer in the house, this book provides some simple pieces for auditioning, horsing around, or performing in the living room. These books are both fun and educational.AGENTS/MANAGERS: These monologues are immediate and active, with different emotions and levels within each monologue. Great for auditions.Everyday life was never so nutty! Inside you'll find imaginative what if pieces for would-be princesses, cowboys, robots, and superheroes as well as real-life issues like unfair bedtimes, making new friends, and the horrible taste of broccoli. At this stage in life there are lots of firsts, too, like going to a new school and losing your teeth, so there are plenty of topics for children to connect with.

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Kristen Dabrowski is an actress, writer, acting teacher, and director. She received her MFA from The Oxford School of Drama in Oxford, England. The actors life has taken her all over the United States and England. Her other books, published by Smith and Kraus, include The Ultimate Monologue Book for Middle School Actors Volume I: 111 One-Minute Monologues, The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume III: 111 One-Minute Monologues, Twenty 10-Minute Plays for Teens Volume 1, the Teens Speak series (four books), and the educational 10+ play series (six books). Currently, she lives in the worlds smallest apartment in New York City. You can contact the author at monologuemadness@yahoo.com.

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