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Contemporary Australian Monologues for Men
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Contemporary Australian Monologues for Men

Currency Press
 
'This is particularly out of character for me.'

Monologues are a crucial element of theatre, for actors and students alike. From high school study to professional auditions and performances, the monologue exposes the heart of a play and the capacities of the performer.

The monologue should be relevant to the performer, and a revelation to the audience. This new collection brings together 30 monologues from contemporary Australian plays. These voices—from ages 14 to 84, from the 1880s to the near future—showcase the best of our national writing for the stage.

Featuring monologues written by:

JANE BODIE  •  ANDREW BOVELL  •  KIT BROOKMAN  •  NICHOLAS BROWN & SAM McCOOL •    PATRICIA CORNELIUS  •  BRENDAN COWELL  •  EAMON FLACK  •     RICHARD FRANKLAND  •  MICHAEL GOW  •  R. JOHNS  •  RASHMA N. KALSIE  •  FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER •  SUZIE MILLER  •  ROSS MUELLER  •     LUKE MULLINS & LACHLAN PHILPOTT  •  KATE MULVANY & CRAIG SILVEY   •     TOMMY MURPHY & TIMOTHY CONIGRAVE  •  JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH  •     LACHLAN PHILPOTT  •  LEAH PURCELL  •  MELISSA REEVES  •  DAMIEN RYAN  • MATTHEW RYAN  •  STEPHEN SEWELL  •  KATHERINE THOMSON  •     CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS  •  ALANA VALENTINE  •  MATTHEW WHITTET

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-177-3 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Contemporary Australian Monologues for Women
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Contemporary Australian Monologues for Women

Currency Press
 
'One eye closed, the other locked on my target.'

Monologues are a crucial element of theatre, for actors and students alike. From high school study to professional auditions and performances, the monologue exposes the heart of a play and the capacities of the performer.

The monologue should be relevant to the performer, and a revelation to the audience. This new collection brings together 30 monologues from contemporary Australian plays. These voices—from ages 14 to 84, from the 1880s to the near future—showcase the best of our national writing for the stage.

Featuring monologues written by:

DONNA ABELA  •  JADA ALBERTS  •  ANGELA BETZIEN  •  ANDREW BOVELL  •  MELISSA BUBNIC  •  MARY ANNE BUTLER  •  JUSTINE CAMPBELL & SARAH HAMILTON  •  STEPHEN CARLETON •  KATHERINE THOMSON, ANGELA CHAPLIN & KAVISHA MAZZELLA  •  ELIZABETH COLEMAN  •  PATRICIA CORNELIUS  •  WESLEY ENOCH  •  JANE MONTGOMERY GRIFFITHS  •  RASHMA N. KALSIE  •  DANIEL KEENE  • FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER  •  SUZIE MILLER  •  KATE MULVANY & CRAIG SILVEY  •  TERENCE O’CONNELL  •  DEBRA OSWALD  •  LACHLAN PHILPOTT  •  LEAH PURCELL  •  CAROLINE REID  •  DAMIEN RYAN  •  SAMAH SABAWI  •  STEPHEN SEWELL  •  NINNA TERSMAN   •  ALANA VALENTINE 

 

 

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-176-6 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Excellent Audition Guide, The
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Excellent Audition Guide, The

How to do fantastic auditions, give great interviews, prepare amazing monologues, and get into Drama School

Andy Johnson
 
An engaging, upbeat guide for any student thinking of applying to drama school.

If you're thinking of applying to drama school, The Excellent Audition Guide will give you everything you need to prepare well and perform your audition to the best of your ability. Experienced actor, director and drama teacher Andy Johnson leads you through every step of the application process:
  • Researching drama schools
  • Writing personal statements and CVs
  • Choosing and working on your speeches and songs
  • Brushing up technical and vocal skills
  • And, of course:  how to tackle the auditions themselves by being true to yourself and making fear your friend
A reassuring, encouraging 'how to' book that demystifies an often scary-looking process, The Excellent Audition Guide is ideal not just for applicants themselves, but also for parents, teachers and careers advisors looking to help them fulfill their acting ambitions.

'Smart, dynamic and inspiring, this is an invaluable book for anyone thinking of trying for drama school' Michael Simkins

'This book is accurate and beautifully concise. I wish Andy's written wisdom had been with me when I was applying to drama school.' Freddie Fox (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Judas Kiss, Hay Fever, The Mystery of Edwin Drood)
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-297-1 | Australia/NZ only
Good Audition Guides, The
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Good Audition Guides, The

Contemporary Monologues for Women

Trilby James
 
Drawing on her experience as an actress and teacher at RADA, Trilby James has selected fifty monologues for women taken from NHB’s list of the best new writing in contemporary drama including works by Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Helen Edmundson, Ella Hickson, and Tracy Letts.

Each speech is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character’s objectives. Each volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-85459-564-5 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Good Audition Guides, The
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Good Audition Guides, The

Contemporary Monologues for Men

Trilby James
 
Drawing on her experience as an actress and teacher at RADA, Trilby James has selected fifty monologues for men taken from NHB’s list of the best new writing in contemporary drama including works by Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Helen Edmundson, Ella Hickson, and Tracy Letts.

Each speech is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character’s objectives. Each volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-85459-563-8 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Good Audition Guides, The:  Classical Monologues for Women
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Good Audition Guides, The: Classical Monologues for Women

Marina Caldarone (ed.)
 

Drawing on her enormous experience in drama training — she sits on the selection board of several leading Drama Schools — Marina Caldarone has selected over forty-five monologues for women drawn from classical plays throughout the ages and ranging across all of Western theatre. Each piece is prefaced with a boxed information panel guiding readers towards the perfect piece for them.

Review
Sound practical advice for anyone attending an audition... so many of these extracts simply cry out to be performed... a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike... these two volumes are a must -  Teaching Drama  



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-870-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Good Audition Guides, The: Classical Monologues for Men
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Good Audition Guides, The: Classical Monologues for Men

Marina Caldarone (ed.)
 

Drawing on her enormous experience in drama training — she sits on the selection board of several leading Drama Schools — Marina Caldarone has selected over forty-five monologues for men drawn from classical plays throughout the ages and ranging across all of Western theatre. Each piece is prefaced with a boxed information panel guiding readers towards the perfect piece for them.

Review
Sound practical advice for anyone attending an audition... so many of these extracts simply cry out to be performed... a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike... these two volumes are a must -   Teaching Drama   



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-869-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Good Audition Guides, The: Shakespeare Monologues for Young Men
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Good Audition Guides, The: Shakespeare Monologues for Young Men

Luke Dixon
 

Actors at every level – from school exam to professional casting – are called upon to perform one or more audition pieces, often one from Shakespeare’s plays. A great deal will depend on their coming up with something fresh that is exactly suited both to the role they are auditioning for and to their particular performing skills . This is where The Good Audition Guides come in.

Drawing on his experience as an acting and audition coach, Luke Dixon has selected fifty monologues for young men and another fifty for young women drawn from across the Shakespeare canon. Each is prefaced with an easy-to use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character’s objectives. In fact, everything the actor needs to know before embarking on the audition!




Nick Hern Books UK | 978-1-84842-265-0 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Good Audition Guides, The: Shakespeare Monologues for Young Women
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Good Audition Guides, The: Shakespeare Monologues for Young Women

Luke Dixon
 

Actors at every level – from school exam to professional casting – are called upon to perform one or more audition pieces, often one from Shakespeare’s plays. A great deal will depend on their coming up with something fresh that is exactly suited both to the role they are auditioning for and to their particular performing skills . This is where The Good Audition Guides come in.

Drawing on his experience as an acting and audition coach, Luke Dixon has selected fifty monologues for young men and another fifty for young women drawn from across the Shakespeare canon. Each is prefaced with an easy-to use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character’s objectives. In fact, everything the actor needs to know before embarking on the audition!




Nick Hern Books UK |  97-8-18484-226-6 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Good Audition Guides: Shakespeare Monologues for Men
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Good Audition Guides: Shakespeare Monologues for Men

Luke Dixon
 

Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills

Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.

Each volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.

Shakespeare Monologues for Men contains 50 monologues drawn from across the Shakespeare canon. Each speech is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character's objectives. In fact, everything the actor needs to know before embarking on the audition!

Review
Sound practical advice for anyone attending an audition -  Teaching Drama



Nick Hern  | 978-1-84842-005-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Good Audition Guides: Shakespeare Monologues for Women
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Good Audition Guides: Shakespeare Monologues for Women

Luke Dixon
 

Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to you performing skills

Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.

Each volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.

Shakespeare Monologues for Women contains 50 monologues drawn from across the Shakespeare canon. Each speech is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What are the character's objectives. In fact, everything the actor needs to know before embarking on the audition!

Review
Sound practical advice for anyone attending an audition - Teaching Drama


Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-007-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Most of What Follows is a Complete Waste of Time
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Most of What Follows is a Complete Waste of Time

Monologues, Dialogues, Sketches and Other Writings

N F Simpson
 
This collection brings together the best of N.F Simpson’s short works for audiences new and old. Simpson’s shorter and more ‘experimental’ writings, some of which were published in a scattered fashion in Tribune, Punch, Private Eye, The Spectator, Queen, Time and Tide, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Man About Town and the Royal College of Art’s iconic Ark magazine were all homes to this material, and each of these pieces has been unavailable for half a century.

Simpson was one of the principal playwrights in the Royal Court stable of innovative new writers until 1965, when he moved away from writing for the stage to producing radio and television scripts, including five plays, thirteen sitcom episodes, several monologues and dozens of sketches.

At the turn of the century he re-emerged with the critically acclaimed play— If So, Then Yes, eventually produced in 2010—and an assortment of short experimental pieces that remain unproduced and unpublished, barring the handful seen by readers of Ambit magazine in 2011. This volume includes material Simpson was working on when he died, and had provisionally called Compilations 1.

Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-023-2 | Australia/NZ
Not in the Script
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Not in the Script

Performance Monologues from Unexpected Places

John McCallum/Jenny Nicholls
 

After creation, Eve begins a journal.

King David’s son discovers the eagle’s egg.

A soldier recalls the face of his dead comrade.

An Iraqi woman speaks of fear and pride.

A Wongaibon woman finds family, country and a scruffy dog.

Dalit poetry defies poverty and marginalisation.

An intersex youth claims true identity.

‘In any piece worth performing there is something happening underneath that is not in the script.’

This monologue collection offers up a challenge: to perform with voices that aren’t from play scripts. Working instead from fiction, non-fiction and poetry, these pieces are a fresh and sharp source of material for performance, auditions and workshops. Unusual sources provide the actor or drama student with a new array of monologue possibilities.

The characters range from lovers in the King James Bible to a sci-fi Artificial Intelligence unit navigating gender identities between planets. Classic sources include Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Ulysses and The Bell Jar and work from Beckett, Kafka and Mark Twain. Strong contemporary monologues come from work by Raymond Carver, Miranda July, Elena Ferrante, Jeffrey Eugenides, Alice Munro and David Sedaris. Australian voices speak in iconic moments from Jasper Jones and John Marsden’s Tomorrow series and from definitive work by David Malouf, Elizabeth Jolley, Geraldine Brooks, Morris Gleitzman, Jeanine Leane, Gayle Kennedy and Alice Pung.

These monologues speak from moments of radical change and subtle exploration. Beneath each is a well-crafted literary work with its own world of characters, conflicts and tension: we invite you to look beyond the script.

                

Currency Press | 978-1-92500-583-7 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women, The
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Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women, The

Katy Wix
 
'So Katy Wix has written this book of comic monologues and I may have to steal some of them. Although written for the female voice, I dare say they would stand up very well if you were a gentleman and changed the odd word or two. Here you have a book filled with brilliant characters and much funny. Each piece is bubbling with the quirky genius that makes Miss Wix one of the funniest performers / writers around. It is a very good read.  Well done Miss Wix.'   Jennifer Saunders

There are many monologues books on the market but very few provide rich material for comedy. This collection from up and coming comedian & actress Katy Wix plugs that gap and provides female performers with the kind of wonderfully warm and interesting characters that they need – and deserve.

This is a collection of very funny and original audition speeches filling a significant gap in the market: made up of monologues for various age ranges, each with a running time of two to three minutes. The brevity in length makes these ideal for auditions or showcases and the variety in age and style encompasses different comedic approaches; from the very quirky to the more traditional – perfect for every type of performer.

A highly gifted and versatile actress and writer, Katy Wix is best known for her performance as Daisy, in the critically acclaimed sitcom, Not Going Out. She has for the past few years been writing audition speeches for students at drama schools including RADA, LAMDA, Drama Centre and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Oberon Books, UK  | 978-1-84943-428-7 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women, Volume 2, The
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Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women, Volume 2, The

Katy Wix
 
Hot on the heels of her bestselling first volume of Comic Monologues for Women, Katy Wix has written another forty brand-spanking new speeches.

Finding original and amusing material to perform can be a daunting task, especially for women. This second collection of comic monologues provides female performers with even more choice and opportunity to shine.

Take you pick from a wide range of warm and witty characters of various age ranges. Each monologue has a running time of two to three minutes.

'Katy Wix is very funny. Like all the best comedy, most of it is rooted in everyday experience... We shall now see more of them in graduate showcases which will be a welcome and entertaining development'.  The Stage (on Comic Monologues for Women Volume I)

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-923-5 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men, The
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Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men, The

Catherine Weate
 

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men collects over fifty speeches from some of the finest plays of the last twenty years.

Bringing together specially selected speeches by essential modern dramatists such as Howard Barker, Chris O’Connell, Richard Bean, Tanika Gupta, Will Eno, Meredith Oakes, Abi Morgan, Tom Morris & Emma Rice, Kneehigh, Rod Beacham, Toby Whithouse, and Dennis Kelly, The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men is a unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals.

Edited by Catherine Weate, the book is helpfully arranged according to age suitability – Teens, Twenties, Thirties, Forty plus – and sets the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context.

Also see The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-825-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume 2
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Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume 2

Catherine Weate
 

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s tool-kit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: in particular, preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a professional role.

Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the best modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries, some are controversial, some tell stories, many directly address the audience, but all are fantastic monologues & an essential toolkit for all actors.

The pieces have been organised into age-specific groups: ‘teens’, ‘twenties’, ‘thirties’ and ‘forties plus’.

 


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-436-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women, The
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Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women, The

Catherine Weate
 

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women collects over fifty speeches from some of the finest plays of the last twenty years.

Bringing together specially selected speeches by essential modern dramatists such as Linda Brogan, Laura Wade, David Foley, Deborah Gearing, Neil de Souza, Glyn Maxwell, Adriano Shaplin, Dennis Kelly, Neil Bartlett, David Pownall, Paul Jepson & Tony Parker, Torben Betts, Robert Shaw, Fermin Cabal, Tanika Gupta, and Meredith Oakes, The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women is a unique and useful resource for amateur, student, and professional actors alike, participating in acting classes, contests, auditions and rehearsals.

Edited by Catherine Weate, the book is helpfully arranged according to age suitability – Teens, Twenties, Thirties, Forty plus – and sets the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context.

Also see The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-826-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume 2
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Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume 2

Catherine Weate
 

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s tool-kit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: in particular, preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a professional role.

Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the best modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries, some are controversial, some tell stories, many directly address the audience, but all are fantastic monologues & an essential toolkit for all actors.

The pieces have been organised into age-specific groups: ‘teens’, ‘twenties’, ‘thirties’ and ‘forties plus’.

 


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-452-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, The: Volume I, Monologues for Men
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Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, The: Volume I, Monologues for Men

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (Editor)
 

Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years.

This collection features over twenty monologues by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists, representing a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary.

The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.


Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-057-7 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, The: Volume I, Monologues for Women
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Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, The: Volume I, Monologues for Women

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (Editor)
 

Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actresses gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years.

This collection features over twenty monologues by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists, representing a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary. The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.


Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-056-0 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Solo Voices: Monologues 1988-2004
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Solo Voices: Monologues 1988-2004

Neil Bartlett
 

Collected for the first time in print, over a decade of texts from one of British theatre’s most fiercely individual voices, documenting the extraordinary site-specific solo performances which have run parallel to Bartlett’s acclaimed work as a mainstream director. Neil Bartlett was Artistic Director of the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith for a number of years. Many of his adaptations for the stage are published by Oberon Books, including Oliver Twist, The Prince of Homburg and Don Juan.

Review
A writer who can change the way people feel -  The Observer


Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-465-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
The Chemsex Monologues
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The Chemsex Monologues

Patrick Cash
 
The Chemsex Monologues explore the sexual, high world of the chillouts through six different characters.

A nameless narrator meets a sexy boy on a Vauxhall night out, who introduces him to G’s pleasures; the poster boy for Room Service gets taken to Old Mother Meth’s place by a porn star; Fag Hag Cath is finding the chillouts have become more about the sex; Daniel is a sexual health worker who does community outreach in the saunas; and the nameless narrator meets up with his sexy boy again in different circumstances. Explicit, funny and touching, The Chemsex Monologues display a realm that is sometimes dark, but populated by very real, loveable human beings.
Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78682-005-1 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
The HIV Monologues
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The HIV Monologues

Patrick Cash
 

He’s just your type. But hold on. He’s about to tell you he’s got HIV. How will you respond emotionally? Brush it aside and practise safe sex? Go on to a deeper relationship? Or do you walk away?

In these eloquently interwoven and often funny monologues Patrick Cash invites you to explore these emotions of living with a virus that attacks the emotions as well as the body.

Review

'Hot on the heels of the extremely successful Chemsex Monologues, comes another masterful meditation from author Pat Cash... one of the finest pieces of work to date from one of our absolute favourite authors... The HIV Monologues is a piece that, while full of optimism, doesn’t shy away from the very real prejudices that are still aimed at HIV positive people to this very day. It’s educational and informative, but at the play’s centre are characters that walk off the page and straight into our hearts.' Gay Times  (5 stars)

Cast : 1F, 3M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78682-064-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men
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The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men

Teens to Thirties

Dee Cannon (editor)
 
Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors need them for drama school entry, training, showcases and when auditioning for roles in the industry. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008) and second volume (2013) this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. The monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are organised in age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Thirties’. This volume comes in a brand new format, acting as an actor’s workbook as well as monologue resource.
Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78319-937-2 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women
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The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women

Teens to Thirties

Dee Cannon (editor)
 
Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors need them for drama school entry, training, showcases and when auditioning for roles in the industry. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008) and second volume (2013) this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. The monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are organised in age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Thirties’. This volume comes in a brand new format, acting as an actor’s workbook as well as monologue resource.
Oberon Books Ltd, UK | 978-1-78319-939-6 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Thirteen Monologues
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Thirteen Monologues

Cocteau/Feydeau
 
Two of the seven monologues by Jean Cocteau [1889-1963] in this edition were written for Édith Piaf. The other five were written for Cocteau’s friend, the celebrated actor Jean Marais, to perform on radio. Although perhaps a minor part of Cocteau’s output of films, plays, poems, and ballet scenarios, these exquisite miniatures remain a fascinating form of his dramatic expression.

Georges Feydeau [1862-1921] is best known for his enduring farces, such as A Flea in Her Ear, yet he wrote over twenty monologues for actors to perform at charity concerts and in fashionable drawing rooms. The six monologues included in this volume were written over a period of sixteen years from 1882.

Peter Meyer’s translations of eleven of these monologues were commissioned by the BBC and performed on radio by leading actors including Eileen Atkins, Jill Bennett, Richard Briers, Judi Dench, Alex McCowan and Timothy West. The Liar and I Lost Her have been newly translated for this volume.

Featuring illustrations by Cocteau.

Review
'Anyone searching in monologue country for something different might find it in Thirteen Monologues by Jean Cocteau and Georges Feydeau ... delicious pieces ... Some fine audition material here.'  The Stage




Cast : 1M, 1F
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-84943-119-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB