The Contemporary Monologue, Men

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Michael Earley, Philippa Keil
Routledge, 1995 - Drama - 133 pages
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The Contemporary Monologue is an exciting collection of the best stage monologues of the past decade. It brings together a selection from some of the most vital and award-winning plays by major playwrights produced by British and American theatres.
This volume includes monologues of all types - from serious to comic and shades in between - to provide a varied, dramatic challenge for any actor: professional, student or amateur. Here is an invaluable resource for auditions, acting classes, competitions and rehearsals.
A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editors' introductions and commentaries which put in performance context each monologue and character plus the play from which they are drawn.

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About the author (1995)

Michael Earley is Chief Producer of Plays for BBC Radio Drama and Senior Editor-at-Large for Methuen Drama. A former Chairman of the Theatre Studies Program at Yale, he has also taught dramatic literature, acting and playwrighting at the Julliard School, New York University, and Smith College.

Philippa Keil is a writer and translator. She holds an MFA from the Yale school of Drama, and has worked professionally in London at the Orange Tree Theatre.

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