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The Complete Shakespeare Monologues for Your "Type: The Female Roles (Shakespeare Monologues for Your "Type" Book 16) [Kindle Edition]

Shakespeare William , Kurt Daw
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Book Description

Now! All the female collections from Shakespeare Monologues for Your Type together in one volume.

Of course, the problem is not finding a speech by Shakespeare - there are thousands of them. It is finding one that is right for YOU.

Make Your Search Easier
This series, Shakespeare Monologues for your "type," is designed to make this task a whole lot easier. Unlike many books where you buy dozens of monologues only to find that most are "wrong age," "wrong gender," or "wrong type," this series has pre-sorted speeches into
useful groupings.

In this volume you will find the complete set of female character monologues gathered into a single volume:
  • The Miranda Collection for Teens and Tweens, 
  • The Juliet Collections 1 & 2 for Young Women, 
  • The Lady Macbeth Collections for Leading Ladies, 
  • The Beatrice Collection for Young Character Women, and the 
  • Mistress Quickly Collection for Mature Character Women, plus 
  • 10 Sonnets that work as Audition pieces
Each collection steers clear of clichéd choices and offers fresh, gripping material that will help you stand out from the crowd.

For each selection you will find:
* the complete speech, newly edited for this booklet by Shakespearean scholar and director Kurt Daw;
* extensive notes on the scansion that tells you exactly how to pronounce any tricky or archaic words in the monologue;
* a full introduction to the speech explaining the context of the speech;
* and suggestions for acting the role.

In addition, this booklet also contains:
* an extensive list of resources including links to great (free) websites,
* annotated lists of the best reference books
* and multi-media sources,
* and a FREE special offer.

Editorial Reviews


What certified buyers are saying about booklets in this series:

"Really fun to read and very helpful in selecting a monologue. They give great descriptions and advice on preparation and pitfalls to avoid." - Bridget

"This is a great collection of monologues and organized in a way that makes excellent sense to me as an actor. I think I will be picking up the whole series shortly."  - Alex

"Gotta Have It! Fantastic! This is the first I have heard of them, but I'm going to have my department buy the complete set. Thanks for doing research to make my job easier!"  - John

From the Author

From a Teacher Who Wants to Help
Hi! I hope you find this series helpful when looking for the perfect monologue or audition piece. I began this series to help my students sort through Shakespeare's plays, because so many of them were just dipping into these plays for the first time. I know that trying to read and understand all the plays at once can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are some shortcuts available.

Roles Come in "Flavors"
What most people don't realize is that Shakespeare wrote his plays for a stable company of performers who specialized in particular "types." He wrote over and over again for the actors that played his leading man and woman, his comedians, young lovers, contrasting character people, etc. Roles tend to come in these "flavors." It is a big help when looking for a good monologue to know that if you are a good fit for a certain part, there are similar parts in almost every play.

Shorten Your Search
The search for a monologue can go a lot faster when you are looking at speeches all drawn from the same character type. If you fit one, the others are very likely fits also. Look into a collection or two from this series based on your interests and your type, and I bet you will find multiple possibilities. Having sped your search dramatically, you can spend your valuable time preparing your piece instead of looking for one.

Product Details

  • File Size: 811 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Kurt Daw; 1st edition (September 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FI76BO4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For Actresses February 19, 2014
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Kurt Daw has sorted monologues according to age and type, with pronunciation notes, summaries of the plays, and some suggestions for interpretation. He has also included some audition-worthy selections from Shakespeare's Sonnets, which fit nicely into a one-minute time limit.

This is all wrapped up in a very clear, concise, perfectly formatted package. Instead of combing Shakespeare for a monologue that fits the occasion, fits my type, and is worth using, (which can take all day,) I can simply flip to the one I want, and spend that precious time on audition preparation. I would recommend this book for students, teachers, and professional actors.
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More About the Author

Kurt Daw is a Professor of Theater Arts, and the former Dean of the College of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. He previously served as Dean of Fine and Performing Arts at SUNY - New Paltz and Chair of Theatre at Kennesaw State University. Daw has twice participated in National Endowment for the Humanities seminars at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., on Shakespeare and performance. He has directed both opera and theatre widely, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Midsummer Night's Dream, Tempest, Comedy of Errors, and Macbeth.


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