The Ultimate Audition Book: 222 Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes & Under

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John Capecci, Irene Ziegler Aston
Smith and Kraus, 2005 - Performing Arts - 313 pages
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The Hottest Collection of Comedy Monologues Available! If you've ever searched for a good comic monologue-whether for a professional audition, a class, or a competition-you know how frustrating the hunt can be. We've combed over some of the world's best comic writing to bring you 222 Comic Monologues: Two Minutes and Under. It's all funny stuff here: classic and contemporary works; roles for men and women ages 7 to 100; entertaining voices from writers as varied as Christopher Durang and Langston Hughes, orothy Parker and Steve Martin, Margaret Cho and Molière. You'll find shades of comedy from light to dark: situational humor, word play, absurdity, and surrealism. These monologues are alternately romantic, silly, militant, downright zany-first-rate character work by both new and established comic writers.

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The Ultimate Audition Book: 222 Monologues 2 Minutes and Under (Monologue Audition Series)

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This latest entry in the publisher's popular monolog series contains choice selections from mostly major dramatic works for brief auditions. Written from the 15th through the late 20th century, these ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

IRENE ZIEGLER ASTON is an actor, teacher, playwright, and novelist. Most recently, she played Maggie Runyon in The Contender (nominated for two academy awards) and can currently be seen as Mrs. Laughlin in Showtime's series, Going to California. She has taught speech, oral interpretation, and acting at Eastern Michigan University, Old Dominion University, and the University of Richmond, where she was an Artist in Residence.JOHN CAPECCI holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and has nearly twenty years experience coaching, teaching, and presenting public performances. John has taught communication techniques and performance theory and practice to high school, undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners. He is an editor, along with Irene Ziegler, of The Ultimate Audition Book II: 222 Monologues from Literature, Two Minutes and Under, The Ultimate Audition Book III: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under from the Movies, The Ultimate Audition Book IV: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under. He also has published essays on the performance of literature.

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