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Winning Monologs for Young Actors: 65 Honest-To-Life Characterizations to Delight Young Actors and Audiences of All Ages [Paperback]

By Peg Kehret (Author)
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Item description for Winning Monologs for Young Actors: 65 Honest-To-Life Characterizations to Delight Young Actors and Audiences of All Ages by Peg Kehret...

A collection of sixty-five monologues providing young performers with a variety of audition pieces reflecting situations both serious and comic.

Publishers Description
For speech contests, acting exercises, auditions or audience entertainment in a stage review, these short monologs are to theatre what Art Buchwald is to journalism, Warm, Funny. And best of all--reall Sixty-five characterizations for girls, boys and both together. Any young person will relate to the topics of these scripts. And they will like them as performance material that is "scare-free." The only book of "nontheatrical" monologs we know of. Sample titles include: My Blankee: All Mothers Are Clairvoyant: Cafeteria Lunches: They'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead: I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me; The Girl That I Marry; Too Young for This: Too Old for That; The Last Day of Sixth Grade; Three-Kleenex(R) Movies; I Thought Ellen Was My Friend: What Will I Be When I Grow Up?; The Driver's Test is a Piece of Cake.

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Winning Monologs for Young Actors: 65 Honest-To-Life Characterizations to Delight Young Actors and Audiences of All Ages by Peg Kehret has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 382
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 352

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Meriwether Publishing
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.42"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1990
Publisher   Meriwether Publishing
Age  13-17
ISBN  0916260380  
ISBN13  9780916260385  

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More About Peg Kehret

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peg Kehret was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota, spent fourteen years in California, and now lives with her husband in Washington State. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, one dog, and one cat.

Peg's novels for children are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the Children's Book Council. She has won many state -young reader- or -children's choice- awards. Peg's characters are ordinary kids who find themselves in exciting situations and who use their wits to solve their problems. There is usually humor as well as suspense in her books. A long-time volunteer at The Humane Society, she often uses animals in her stories.

Before she began writing books for children, Peg published plays, short stories, articles, and two books for adults. She is a frequent speaker at conferences for librarians and teachers.

At the age of twelve, Peg had polio and was paralyzed from the neck down. Because she can remember that experience and her year of recovery so vividly, she finds it easy to write in the viewpoint of a twelve or thirteen year old. Most of her main characters are that age. Her autobiography, Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, won the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and the PEN Center USA West Award for Children's Literature.

When she is not writing, Peg likes to watch baseball, bake cookies, and pump her old player piano.

Peg Kehret currently resides in Redmond, in the state of Washington.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Winning Monologs for Young Actors: 65 Honest-To-Life Characterizations to Delight Young Actors and Audiences of All Ages?

Encore! An Absolute Winner!  Mar 29, 2006
This is the perfect book for an audition or cold reading. I needed to have a monolog for my theatre class and this was just the thing! The monologs in this book are so perfect for kids. It has monologs for any style of audition and some of the monologs are just hilarious! I truly don't know who wouldnt like this book!
This book is okay.  Dec 5, 2001
I didn't really like this book. The monologs were of an unusual sort, they were really abnormal, that is, most of them were. They also were hard to "act" to. They just weren't my style.
It was o.k.  Aug 4, 2001
this was a pretty good book expected i expected more! it said in the add WINNING and it wasnt really the kind you act out on stage with they were the kind you express yourself or make up a little play for your friends and that is not what i expected i was very disappointed because now i have to find a new book.
Excellent  Feb 15, 2001
I found this book excellent for monologues. Trying out for an acting club, we used monologues from here as our cold readings. They put everyone at ease because they are so perfect for kids. Everyone got really into the monologue they were assigned. In the club, we will perform live with big puppets like they use on tv. For each of our puppets, we will use one of these monologues. They're fantastic! The kids we perform for will absolutely love the monologues!
didn't find this one helpful  May 26, 1999
a friend of mine gave me this book in preperation for a professional audition i had coming up and i found nothing in it worth performing. the conclusion that i came to is that the peices selected in the book are somewhat shallow and it's my opinion that if a young actor wants to "win" with whatever he/she is performing, that the material will need to be more real to life and personal to the performer. i don't meant to say that the book would not be usefull for acting excersises or cold reading work, i am, however, saying that young actors such as myself need more of a challenge in their performing than this book gives, especially for something as important as an audition.

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