The performing arts publisher

Search

quick | advanced

 

My Cart

Items : 0
Sub total : $0.00

View Cart 
Shipping Policy

Search

Book & Play Search Results

Contemporary Australian Monologues for Men
$24.54 ex GST
$26.99 inc GST

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

Ebook available on:

                         

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-177-3 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Contemporary Australian Monologues for Women
$24.54 ex GST
$26.99 inc GST

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 

Ebook available on:

                         

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-176-6 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Excellent Audition Guide, The
$23.63 ex GST
$25.99 inc GST

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
$21.81 ex GST
$23.99 inc GST

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
$21.81 ex GST
$23.99 inc GST

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
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

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
$22.72 ex GST
$24.99 inc GST

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
$19.99 ex GST
$21.99 inc GST

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
$19.99 ex GST
$21.99 inc GST

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
$19.99 ex GST
$21.99 inc GST

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
$19.99 ex GST
$21.99 inc GST

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
Not in the Script
$27.26 ex GST
$29.99 inc GST

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