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Young Women's Monologues from Contemporary Plays: Professional Auditions for Aspiring Actresses Paperback – September 23, 2004
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He was awarded the "Distinguished Service Award" by both the Eastern Communication Association (1993) and Theta Alpha Phi (1992); named a Fulbright Scholar to China (1990); selected as U.S.A. delegate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Russia (1991); received multiple outstanding teacher awards for pioneering creative approaches in curriculum design and classroom instruction activities; and chaired a number of national commissions in higher education. Most recently, he was named Educator of the Year (2003) by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, and awarded the prestigious da Vinci Diamond for his contribution to national and international associations.
In addition, he has served as a program consultant and planner for a number of colleges and universities engaged in institutional transformation. He also continues an active schedule of invited workshops and seminars in Reader's Theatre at high schools, colleges, universities and national conferences.
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Neither were 100% true.
Some of the monologues were for young woman, but many were for women around 30. Or at least had more adult issues like careers and husbands, not what I would expect to be for the age range of young woman (which I see as college age or early 20's).
It was also impossible to find what supposed plays the monologues were from. I would look up the titles online and search, but couldn't find anything that wasn't directly related to this book.
When doing an audition, it is essential to know where the material comes from so the actor can know who they are addressing and the general feel of the monologue. In this book, most of the monologues seemed to be played to the audience, rather than another character onstage. This is kind-of a no no, because it is unrealistic and cheesy.
Sure, some of the monologues were well written, and there was a wide variety of characters, so the book isn't all bad. This book might be good for a performance to an audience or maybe a forensics or speech team, maybe a "beginning acting" class, but for the purposes of auditions, it is not a book I would recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this book to help with acting auditions. they have some that are outdated but i found a couple great onesPublished 3 months ago by Jessica C
This book has a very impressive choice of monologues and covers various topics. I would recommend it to young actors.
You can't find a better book.
This book is useful for teen to adult women looking for an audition monologue. They are a bit short though so if you need something that is over 2 minutes there are not very many... Read morePublished on October 18, 2011 by D.B.