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The Ultimate Scene Study Series for Teens Volume 1: 60 Shakespeare Scenes (Young Actors Series) Paperback – September 1, 2003

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Of The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume 1
"Young actors who have searched for audition material written in the voice of teenage characters will welcome this resource. . . . young performers will find much in this diverse compendium of characters and settings to use immediately . . . ----Booklist

Of The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume 2
"This collection of monologues features relevant topics and issues that young people face, providing actors with a broad array of personalities to explore . . . A valuable resource for Teachers and Students alike." ----School Library Journal

Of The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume 4
"Any teen looking for audition material will love this book. . . Lamedman provides both boys and girls with monologues . . .that allow them to use their acting abilities to the fullest." -- --School Library Journal

Of The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume 2
"This collection of monologues features relevant topics and issues that young people face, providing actors with a broad array of personalities to explore . . . A valuable resource for Teachers and Students alike." ----School Library Journal

Of The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume 4
"Any teen looking for audition material will love this book. . . Lamedman provides both boys and girls with monologues . . .that allow them to use their acting abilities to the fullest." -- --School Library Journal

Of The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume 2
"This collection of monologues features relevant topics and issues that young people face, providing actors with a broad array of personalities to explore . . . A valuable resource for Teachers and Students alike." ----School Library Journal

Of The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume 4
"Any teen looking for audition material will love this book. . . Lamedman provides both boys and girls with monologues . . .that allow them to use their acting abilities to the fullest." ----School Library Journal

About the Author

LISA BANSAVAGE is an actress whose career comprises Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, film, television, and national commercial credits including Master Class, The Sisters Rosenweig, and a third of the full Shakespearean canon as well as a role opposite Sir Anthony Quayle in the BBC-London production of An Exchange of Gifts. She is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University's theater conservatory and holds a Master's in Theater from the University of Pittsburgh where she was the Merrill Fellow.

L. E. McCULLOUGH, PhD is an educator, playwright, composer, and ethnomusicologist whose studies in music and folklore have spanned cultures throughout the world. He is the author of twenty books of plays, monologues, and scenes for Smith and Kraus. L. E. now has 17 titles in print for young actors.

JILL SWANSON is an actor and teacher with the Austin Shakespeare Festival in Austin, TX. She has been involved in several notable performances, including Desdemona in Othello, Oberon in A Midsummer's Night's Dream and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Nothing has taught her more about performing Shakespeare than teaching kids for Austing Shakespeare Festival, St. Stephen's Episcopal School's Arts on the Lake program.
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Product Details

  • Series: Young Actors Series (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus Books for Kids; 1 edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575253593
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575253596
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.2 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #963,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King's New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as "an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers." Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain's Men (later under James I, called the King's Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain's Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare's plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Smith on May 5, 2013
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There are some nice cuttings, but Hero is a woman. She is listed as a "male" character! This gives me pause...
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By PdL Frost on March 7, 2015
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Bought this for my daughter. She loves it! I've even noticed her rereading it along with attaching postits and other notes. Glad I chose this!
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