Item description for Scenes & Monologs from the Best New Plays by Roger Ellis...
Overview Designed to solve many monologue needs, this book is short length for audience use, contains monologues and dialogs for both sexes, scenes for all ages, play context lead-in for each scene and a bibliography of script sources.
Publishers Description Forty-two selections from thirty-eight of the best new plays, culled from around the country, address the major trends and conflicts of today through revealing glimpses of society as we know it. Scenes are varied in tone and content, with humor, pathos, reflection, poignancy, angst and other qualities for dramatic expression. Included are the works of thirty-two contemporary American playwrights, including stellar new names like Mark Medoff, Wendy Hammond, David Henry Hwang and Chaim Potok. Scenes are short for auditioning ease - no longer than ten minutes. A must for every auditioning actor, theatre student or drama aficionado. Contents: Introduction, Scenes for Two Men, Scenes for Two Women, Scenes for a Man and a Woman, Monologs for Women, Monologs for Men, Resource Texts, Credits.
Citations And Professional Reviews Scenes & Monologs from the Best New Plays by Roger Ellis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1994 page 52
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Studio: Meriwether Publishing Ltd.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.47" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Meriwether Publishing
ISBN 0916260933 ISBN13 9780916260934
Availability 72 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 03:12.
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More About Roger Ellis
Ellis is a theatre teacher and director. He earned his MA in Theatre from the University of Santa Clara, and his PhD in Dramatic Art from the University of California-Berkeley. He is President of the Theatre Alliance of Michigan, and a Professor of Theatre Arts at Grand Valley State University.
Roger Ellis currently resides in the state of Michigan. Roger Ellis was born in 1943.
Reviews - What do customers think about Scenes & Monologs from the Best New Plays?
Great for teachers, not so much for serious actors Oct 3, 2008
I use these books for my classes for beginning acting students to find performance and mock audition pieces. This is also a good resource to find out which full length plays may be worth reading. These are much better than those "just written as a free-standing piece" books because they are pulled from actual plays.
I would warn that serious actors shy away from these when looking for audition pieces because you run the risk of :showing up to the party in the same dress".