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  • CONSENSUAL
    CONSENSUAL
    PLACEY EVAN
    ISBN: 9781848425200
    Title: CONSENSUAL
    Author: PLACEY EVAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "Think of Sexual Relationship Education as a war zone and you’re the journalist. Give the facts, show the photos, but don’t get too close unless you want your head blown off."

    As Head of Year 11 Diane is meant to be implementing the new ‘Healthy Relationships’ curriculum. But then Freddie arrives. She hasn’t seen him since that night six years earlier when he was fifteen. She thinks he took advantage of her. He thinks she groomed him for months. But neither is sure…

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
    CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
    SMITH EMMA ROSE / GRADY CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9781760621773
    Title: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
    Author: SMITH EMMA ROSE / GRADY CLAIRE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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. From ages 14 to 84, from the 1880s to the near future, these voices showcase the best of our national writing for the stage.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    SMITH EMMA ROSE / GRADY CLAIRE [ED]
    ISBN: 9781760621766
    Title: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    Author: SMITH EMMA ROSE / GRADY CLAIRE [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN PLAYS : The Hotel Sorrento, Dead White Males, Two, The 7 Stages of Grieving, The Popular Mechanicals
    CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN PLAYS : The Hotel Sorrento, Dead White Males, Two, The 7 Stages of Grieving, The Popular Mechanicals
    ISBN: 9780413767608
    Title: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN PLAYS : The Hotel Sorrento, Dead White Males, Two, The 7 Stages of Grieving, The Popular Mechanicals
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Saturday night, small town Wales, one pub, one party and three lads stuck with their school reputations - the gimp, the geek and the bully. Their dream - to get the hell out


    Dead White Males- "Triumphant...The neatly lined up ducks of academic absolutism are ruthlessly, and hilariously, assassinated" - Sydney Morning Herald; "Swain is a wonderful creation" - Guardian

    The 7 Stages of Grieving- "A subtle and complex invitation to experience something of the depth of Aboriginal grieving" - Melbourne Age.

    Hotel Sorrento- "Has a moody, evocative, literary sweep and scope to it" - Sydney Morning Herald

    Two- In 1948, in a German town, Anna comes to Rabbi Chaim Levi for Hebrew lessons. As the two study the language, their stories are gradually revealed, raising fundamental moral questions as they try to reconcile their tormented pasts and accept and renew their lives.

    The Popular Mechanicals- "One of the most rollickingly entertaining nights in the theatre" (Sydney Morning Herald)





    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
  • CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR A NEW THEATER
    CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR A NEW THEATER
    CAMMARATA CATE
    ISBN: 9781495069789
    Title: CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR A NEW THEATER
    Author: CAMMARATA CATE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Is theater still relevant in this new century? The almost one hundred monologues in this collection prove that contemporary theater is alive, vibrant, and vital to our culture. The human experiences depicted in the works expose our hopes and fears, our bravado and our masks, as we live life in the first quarter of this new millennium.

    Divided into monologues for men and women, the selected pieces in Contemporary Monologues for a New Theater draw on the many diverse stories that weave the tapestry of our experience in this exciting new time. Performers and directors will become acquainted with the work of the many new playwrights they discover within these pages. And by performing these monologues, actors will emerge with a better understanding of the diversity and the beauty of life on this planet at this point in human history, gaining greater empathy toward those with different perspectives.

    The monologues hold a mirror up to society, allowing audiences to see hidden reflections in the shadows and the refracted colors and sounds dancing in plain sight. It is as true today even as it was for the Greeks-theater makes us more fully human.

    Imprint: APPLAUSE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGES : FEMALE
    CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGES : FEMALE
    JAMES TRILBY [ED]
    ISBN: 9781848426085
    Title: CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGES : FEMALE
    Author: JAMES TRILBY [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Forty fantastic female speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

    Whether you're applying for drama school, taking an exam, or auditioning for a professional role, it's likely you'll be required to perform one or more monologues, including a piece from a contemporary play. It's vital to come up with something fresh that's suited both to you – in order to allow you to express who you are as a performer – and to the specific purposes of the audition.

    In this invaluable collection you'll find forty speeches by leading contemporary playwrights including Andrew Bovell, Nadia Fall, Vivienne Franzmann, James Fritz, Stacey Gregg, Arinzé Kene, Cordelia Lynn, Lynn Nottage, Chinonyerem Odimba, Evan Placey, Jessica Swale and Tom Wells, from plays that were premiered at many of the UK's most famous and respected venues, including the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Court Theatre, Bush Theatre, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and VAULT Festival.

    Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, Trilby James introduces each speech with a user-friendly, bullet-point list of ten things you need to know about the character, and then five ideas to help you perform the monologue.

    This book also features an introduction to the process of selecting and preparing your speech, and approaching the audition itself.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGES : MALE
    CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGES : MALE
    JAMES TRILBY [ED]
    ISBN: 9781848426078
    Title: CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGES : MALE
    Author: JAMES TRILBY [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Forty fantastic male speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

    Whether you're applying for drama school, taking an exam, or auditioning for a professional role, it's likely you'll be required to perform one or more monologues, including a piece from a contemporary play. It's vital to come up with something fresh that's suited both to you – in order to allow you to express who you are as a performer – and to the specific purposes of the audition.

    In this invaluable collection you'll find forty speeches by leading contemporary playwrights including Annie Baker, Jez Butterworth, Nadia Fall, Ella Hickson, Arinzé Kene, Dawn King, Jessica Swale, Jack Thorne, Enda Walsh and Tom Wells, from plays that were premiered at many of the UK's most famous and respected venues, including the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Court Theatre, Bush Theatre, Traverse Theatre, the Young Vic, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, Trilby James introduces each speech with a user-friendly, bullet-point list of ten things you need to know about the character, and then five ideas to help you perform the monologue.

    This book also features a step-by-step guide to the process of selecting and preparing your speech, and approaching the audition itself.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    JAMES TRILBY
    ISBN: 9781854595645
    Title: CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    Author: JAMES TRILBY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    50 monologues by some of the greatest writers working today, each with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and perform it to the best of your ability.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • CONTEMPORARY SCENES FOR TWENTYSOMETHINGS
    CONTEMPORARY SCENES FOR TWENTYSOMETHINGS
    BASHLINE JESSICA [ED]
    ISBN: 9781495065446
    Title: CONTEMPORARY SCENES FOR TWENTYSOMETHINGS
    Author: BASHLINE JESSICA [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The theater of the 21st century, in many ways, is expanding to require new muscles of its actors, and so should their monologue choices. Contemporary Monologues for Twentysomethings is a compilation of monologues for actors ages 15 to 30, incorporating characters from a variety of backgrounds with different stories to tell, giving you the chance to explore those who are close to you and those who may come from someplace else. These monologues are compiled in order of length, with the shortest coming in a little under a minute and the longer pieces running closer to four minutes. All from plays written between 2000 and 2016, the monologues in this book are useful both for exploration in a classroom setting as well as for auditions. Jessica Bashline, adjunct professor of acting at New York University, has assembled a comprehensive collection, featuring work written by Neil LaBute, Sarah Ruhl, Zach Braff, Naomi Iizuka, and many more. Every playwright in this book is currently writing. Some of these plays have been produced on Broadway and some in tiny theaters in New York, Minneapolis, San Diego, or other cities around the country. This book offers a chance for emerging actors to explore work by playwrights, both emerging and established, that is truly contemporary.

    Imprint: APPLAUSE
    RRP: $37.99

    Price: $37.99
  • CORIOLANUS   -   ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    CORIOLANUS - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271284
    Title: CORIOLANUS - ARDEN SHAKESPEARE
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Coriolanus, is a proud General who does not hesitate to show his arrogant and outspoken contempt of the Roman rabble. The Tribunes banish him and he raises an army to take his revenge on Rome. He finally concedes to the pleas of his mother to spare the city and leaves only to be publicly killed by his former allies.

    Peter Holland is a former Director of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon and President of the Shakespeare Association of America. He is a pre-eminent international scholar. His comprehensive introduction and commentary notes open up the language, themes and ideas in this complex yet richly rewarding play for the student and teacher. The play is discussed in its historical and critical contexts and its theatrical history is analysed too.

    Imprint: ARDEN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • COUPLE OF POOR POLISH SPEAKING ROMANIANS
    COUPLE OF POOR POLISH SPEAKING ROMANIANS
    MASLOWSKA DOROTA
    ISBN: 9781840028461
    Title: COUPLE OF POOR POLISH SPEAKING ROMANIANS
    Author: MASLOWSKA DOROTA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $21.95
    Price: $22.00
  • CRACKPOT
    CRACKPOT
    WYATT RACHEL
    ISBN: 9780887545443
    Title: CRACKPOT
    Author: WYATT RACHEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: PLAYWRIGHTS CANADA PRESS
    RRP: $29.00
    Price: $29.00
  • CRIMSON HOTEL / AUDIENCE
    CRIMSON HOTEL / AUDIENCE
    FRAYN MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781408101100
    Title: CRIMSON HOTEL / AUDIENCE
    Author: FRAYN MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this absurdist comedy two lovers - a playwright and his lead actress - escape to a discreet and charming Parisian hotel, conjured from a desert landscape. As the walls, door and crimson curtains of Room 322 materialise around them, a fumbling of fastenings ensues. But they soon discover they're not the only couple intent on escaping from reality. . .The Crimson Hotel had its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, on 25 July 2007. The volume also features the one-act play, Audience, a delightful send-up which holds up a mirror to the outlandish behaviour and comedy inherent in every theatre audience.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • CRIPPLE OF INISHMAN
    CRIPPLE OF INISHMAN
    MCDONAGH MARTIN
    ISBN: 9781472532282
    Title: CRIPPLE OF INISHMAN
    Author: MCDONAGH MARTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK



    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CRUCIBLE : A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS
    CRUCIBLE : A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS
    MILLER ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9780141182551
    Title: CRUCIBLE : A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS
    Author: MILLER ARTHUR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - 'one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history' - and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. 'One of a handful of great plays that will both survive the twentieth century and bear witness to it.' John Peter, Sunday Times

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD
    CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD
    MUSGRAVE BEN
    ISBN: 9781848425316
    Title: CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD
    Author: MUSGRAVE BEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    England trembles in the grip of a devastating epidemic. But in a brutally remote coastal village, quiet Derek waits for love and life to really begin. Then Lydia arrives. She burns brightly – incandescently. Beyond Derek’s wildest dreams. And she is hiding something. When Derek discovers her secret – out by a restless sea, they are both propelled into a strange new world of conflicted desire and dangerous loyalties. Where terrifying forces test their courage and humanity. But can love survive the fear inside?

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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