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  • CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    ISBN: 9781760621766
    Title: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
    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
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 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
    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
  • CUT AND PRODUCT
    CUT AND PRODUCT
    RAVENHILL MARK
    ISBN: 9780413775740
    Title: CUT AND PRODUCT
    Author: RAVENHILL MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Two bold new dramas from the author of Shopping & F***ing.The Cut: Paul is an ordinary man with a shocking secret. At home, he is a loving husband and father. At work, he administers the cut. In a society sickened by his profession, Paul struggles with his conscience and longs to tell the truth. The Cut has its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London, on 23 February 2006, starring Ian McKellan.Product: 'I love your work, I love it. I've seen you do those turns on a sixpence....You're fabulous. And this material is going to be fabulous once it's punched up. Amy is a hot young starlet. Now all she needs is the script which will save her from B movie hell, a script which balances artistic integrity with blockbuster bucks. Mark thinks he's got the perfect pitch - a script which combines a torrid love story with the dark spectre of terrorism and big, big explosions. If he can only persuade Amy, he's got the perfect Product.


    Mark Ravenhill starred in this monologue piece when it premiered to critical acclaim at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2005. 'Ravenhill has more to say, and says it more refreshingly and wittily, than any other playwright of his generation' Time Out 'There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Ravenhill ... He is - it is now yet more evident - a searing, intelligent, disturbing sociologist with a talent for satirical dialogue and a flair for sexual sensationalism' Financial Times 'Compelling viewing' Guardian (on The Cut at the Donmar Warehouse)

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • CYMBELINE - Arden Shakespeare
    CYMBELINE - Arden Shakespeare
    SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781904271307
    Title: CYMBELINE - Arden Shakespeare
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Cymbeline, Ancient Britain's female heir to the throne is slandered by a decadent Italian while the Romans invade Britain to retain it as part of their empire. Shakespeare 's late romance is full of unpredictable conjunctions that are explored in the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition. Valerie Wayne takes a transformative look at the play 's critical and performance history by examining its attention to gender, calumny and sexuality together with nationhood, colonialism and British identities.

    The authoritative play text is amply annotated to clarify its language and allusions, and three appendices delineate the play 's textual history, its rich use of music and its casting. Offering students and scholars alike a wealth of insight and new research, this edition maintains the rigorous standards of the Arden Shakespeare.

    Imprint: ARDEN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC / ANTIGONE : Two adaptations for Sport for Jove
    CYRANO DE BERGERAC / ANTIGONE : Two adaptations for Sport for Jove
    RYAN DAMIEN
    ISBN: 9781760620868
    Title: CYRANO DE BERGERAC / ANTIGONE : Two adaptations for Sport for Jove
    Author: RYAN DAMIEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a finely crafted romantic comedy exploring the love-triangle between Cyrano, a poet and soldier with an impossibly gigantic nose, who loves the beautiful Roxane but lacks the courage to tell her, wooing her instead through the good looks of a young hero, Christian.

    Antigone is the first great ‘resistance’ drama, and one of the most definitive Greek tragedies. Creon, the King of Thebes, has forbidden the burial of Antigone’s brother because he was put to death as a traitor to the crown. Despite being engaged to Creon’s son Haemon, Antigone disobeys the King and buries her brother. Enraged, Creon condemns Antigone to death and buries her alive in a cave. The prophet Teiresias warns Creon against such rash actions, and eventually Creon relents–but when he goes to release Antigone it is too late: she has already hanged herself.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DANCE NATION
    DANCE NATION
    BARRON CLARE
    ISBN: 9781786824837
    Title: DANCE NATION
    Author: BARRON CLARE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The UK premiere of Dance Nation by Clare Barron and directed by Bijan Sheibani. A ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery, Dance Nation is about an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plotting to take over the world one routine at a time.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • DARIO FO : PLAYS 1
    DARIO FO : PLAYS 1
    FO DARIO
    ISBN: 9780413154200
    Title: DARIO FO : PLAYS 1
    Author: FO DARIO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • DARIO FO : PLAYS 2
    DARIO FO : PLAYS 2
    FO DARIO
    ISBN: 9780413680204
    Title: DARIO FO : PLAYS 2
    Author: FO DARIO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • DARK VANILLA JUNGLE AND OTHER MONOLOGUES
    DARK VANILLA JUNGLE AND OTHER MONOLOGUES
    RIDLEY PHILIP
    ISBN: 9781472523501
    Title: DARK VANILLA JUNGLE AND OTHER MONOLOGUES
    Author: RIDLEY PHILIP
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The latest from Philip Ridley is a beautiful, breathtaking new drama about one girl's craving for family and home, and the lengths she will go to achieve them.

    Dark Vanilla Jungle embarked on a national tour of Great Britain in spring 2014.

    This edition also features a selection of previously unpublished monologues by Philip Ridley alongside the play.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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