In Performance

In Performance

Contemporary Monologues for Teens

Book - 2015
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Hal Leonard
(Applause Acting Series). In this thoughtfully curated collection, teen actors preparing for an audition or searching for quality scenes to hone their chops will find a wealth of contemporary material from American and British plays. Almost all of the works are from the year 2000 to the recent 2014 Broadway production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time , chosen from the point of view of a professional acting teacher, director, and casting director. Along with covering the basics of how to match the best monologue to the actor and how to approach the rehearsal and performance of the piece, the book provides a synopsis of each play, a character description, and a list of questions specific to each monologue that will direct the actor toward shaping a complex, honest, and thoughtful performance that has a strong emotional connection, a clear arc, and playable actions. There is also a brief lesson on appropriate rehearsal behavior and preparation.

Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books An imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, 2015
ISBN: 9781480396616
1480396613
Branch Call Number: 808.8245 In11 2015 TEEN
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Mercanti, J. V.

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