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The Modern Monologue

Written By: Michael Earley,Philippa Keil
  • ID Book : 1136083561
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 172
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 336
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : the-modern-monologue.pdf

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The Modern Monologue in two volumes, one for men and one for women, is an exciting selection of speeches drawn from the landmark plays of the 20th century. The great playwrights of the British, American and European theatre-- and the plays most constantly performed on stage throughout the world--are represented in this unique collection. Monologues of all types--both serious and comic, realistic and absurdist--provide a dynamic challenge for all actors: the student, the amateur and the professional. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editors' introduction and commentaries that set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts.

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The Contemporary American Monologue

By Eddie Paterson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472585046
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 187
  • File Pdf: the-contemporary-american-monologue.pdf

Book Summary:

Talk-show confessions, online rants, stand-up routines, inspirational speeches, banal reflections and calls to arms: we live in an age of solo voices demanding to be heard. In The Contemporary American Monologue Eddie Paterson looks at the pioneering work of US artists Spalding Gray, Laurie Anderson, Anna Deavere Smith and Karen Finley, and the development of solo performance in the US as a method of cultural and political critique. Ironic confession, post-punk poetry, investigations of race and violence, and subversive polemic, this book reveals the link between the rise of radical monologue in the late 20th century and history of speechmaking, politics, civil rights, individual freedom and the American Dream in the United States. It shows how US artists are speaking back to the cultural, political and economic forces that shape the world. Eddie Paterson traces the importance of the monologue in Shakespeare, Brecht, Beckett, Chekov, Pinter, O'Neill and Williams, before offering a comprehensive analysis of several of the most influential and innovative American practitioners of monologue performance. The Contemporary American Monologue constitutes the first book-length account of US monologists that links the tradition of oratory and speechmaking in the colony to the appearance of solo performance as a distinctly American phenomenon.

Gale Researcher Guide for: The Dramatic Monologue

By Julie Wise
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 1535854111
  • Pages : 8
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 334
  • File Pdf: gale-researcher-guide-for.pdf

Book Summary:

Gale Researcher Guide for: The Dramatic Monologue is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Inner Monologue in Acting

By R. Roznowski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137354291
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 736
  • File Pdf: inner-monologue-in-acting.pdf

Book Summary:

What should an actor be thinking onstage? This overlooked, important question is the crux of this new book that combines psychological theory, numerous practical exercises, and a thorough and wide-reaching examination of inner monologue in various forms including film, musical theatre, and comedy.

Monologues from The Last Frontier Theatre Conference

By Dawson Moore,Laura Gardner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Isbn : 158510695X
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 214
  • File Pdf: monologues-from-the-last-frontier-theatre-conference.pdf

Book Summary:

The book contains 64 monologues designed specifically for use in the audition process. These monologues were derived from the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, one of the longest running theater conferences of its kind, held every year in Valdez, Alaska from 2009 to 2012. The monologues are honed for freshness, length, and effect and are designed for actors who are taking an audition/monologue workshop. Also included are some tips on creating monologues by Last Frontier Director Dawson Moore and for acting with the monologues by actor and mentor, Laura Gardner, both of whom selected and edited the monologues. The monologues are catagorized by gender and sorted by age of the speaker.

Dramatic Monologue (Routledge Revivals)

By Alan Sinfield
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135040567
  • Pages : 86
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 758
  • File Pdf: dramatic-monologue.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1977, this book looks at the versatile literary form of dramatic monologue. Although it is often associated with Browning and other poets writing between 1830 and 1930, the concept has been employed by diverse poets of multiple periods such as Ovid, Chaucer, Donne, Blake, Wordsworth, Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes. In this study, Alan Sinfield demonstrates and analyses the range and adaptability of the form through detailed examples. He shows that the technique maintains a shifting and uncertain balance between the voices of the poet and of his created speaker; when extended, as in Maud, Amours de Voyage, The Ring and the Book, and The Wasteland, the use of dramatic monologue raises questions of personality and perception. In the second part of the text, the author discusses the origins of Victorian and Modernist dramatic monologue in the dramatic complaint and the Ovidian verse epistle of earlier periods, offering a new interpretation of the value of dramatic monologue to Browning and Tennyson. Through his writing, Alan Sinfield successfully highlights the eternal vibrance of the form.

Monologues

By Gregory L Hudson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781449071554
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 113
  • File Pdf: monologues.pdf

Book Summary:

Monologues by Gregory L. Hudson is a compilation of thirty-two monologues from some of his most profound stage plays, films and television pilots. The literary works that these monologues were chosen from are socially relevant, provocative and reflects the good and bad aspects of society. Each monologue is different from the next and provides a unique challenge to actors of all levels. The characters are as varied as the colors in a rainbow and can be exceptionally witty like the homeless but optimistic character Lee Willie in Vagabond Love; or outrageously funny and likeable character Bojack in No Harm, No Foul; to the down right mean female correction officer Hurt character who doesn’t feel that women garner respect in Bronx House; or the respected and deceptive racist bank manager Mr. Wallis whose main objective is to maintain the status quo of segregation in the deep south in A Piece Of My Dream. Other fun characters includes, the slick, smooth talking pastor in A Piece of My Dream (the Movie); the grimy lawyer Mr. Crooks in The Plaintiff; the lovable homeless character Abigail in Vagabond Love; the wacky, over the top judge who fancys himself as the sheriff, mayor, judge and everything else in No Harm, No Foul, to the zany, flaming gay choreographer in the T.V. pilot Buck Wild and more. The monologues are different, rich in unique dialogue and range from one to five minutes in length.

Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides

By Janet Wilcox
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1621533751
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 852
  • File Pdf: mastering-monologues-and-acting-sides.pdf

Book Summary:

Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media is everything an actor needs to be ready for that perfect part, from webisodes to Shakespeare. Scripts, acting technique tips, and exercises keep a performer toned and ready, while industry experts give advice on how to audition professionally. Invaluable Internet listings keep you on top of changing trends, as well. Casting directors, agents, managers, and actors share insights on proper protocol for different performance settings, and practice is made simple with script excerpts and exercises to keep skills sharp for last minute auditions. Includes instructional CD.

New Monologues for Men

By Geoffrey Colman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472573501
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: new-monologues-for-men.pdf

Book Summary:

New Monologues for Men features forty monologues from plays published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama recently. The monologues are selected by the editor, Geoffrey Colman, on account of their suitability and relevance to drama school students and recent graduates entering the profession. Each monologue is preceded by an introductory paragraph, written by the editor, outlining the setting, character type, and point in the plot. Suggestions are offered for staging, performance decisions, points of significance in the text, and drawing on decisions made in professional production/s. This collection is the go-to resource for auditioning actors with an insatiable appetite for new, original and excellent material.

New Monologues for Women

By Geoffrey Colman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472573544
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 628
  • File Pdf: new-monologues-for-women.pdf

Book Summary:

New Monologues for Women features forty monologues from plays published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama recently. The monologues are selected by the editor, Geoffrey Colman, on account of their relevance to drama school students and recent graduates entering the profession. Each monologue is preceded by an introductory paragraph, written by the editor, outlining the setting, character type, and point in the plot. Suggestions are offered for staging, character interpretation, points of significance in the text, and how to draw from decisions made in professional productions. This collection is the go-to resource for the auditioning actor with an insatiable appetite for new, original and excellent material.

Zen and the Art of the Monologue

By Jay Sankey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135470553
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 338
  • File Pdf: zen-and-the-art-of-the-monologue.pdf

Book Summary:

Jay Sankey--stand-up comic, magician, and cartoonist--is back with another book for performers. Building on the success of his Zen and the Art of Stand-up Comedy, Jay is moving further into the uncharted wilds of solo performance.

Monologues from Shakespeare’s First Folio for Younger Men

By Paul Sugarman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 149305693X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 201
  • File Pdf: monologues-from-shakespeare-s-first-folio-for-younger-men.pdf

Book Summary:

Curated from the Applause three-volume series, Once More unto the Speech, Dear Friends, edited by Neil Freeman, these monologue from Shakespeare's works are given new life and purpose for today's readers and actors alike. There are twelve titles in this series, which is divided into four categories: monologues for younger men, monologues for older men, monologues for women, and monologues for any gender, the latter being a unique feature since most monologue books are compiled for either men or women. Each book is presented in a smaller format that is more consistent with standard monologue books. Titles in the series: Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Tragedies

Monologues from Shakespeare’s First Folio for Any Gender

By Paul Sugarman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493056816
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 688
  • File Pdf: monologues-from-shakespeare-s-first-folio-for-any-gender.pdf

Book Summary:

Curated from the Applause three-volume series, Once More unto the Speech, Dear Friends, edited by Neil Freeman, these monologue from Shakespeare's works are given new life and purpose for today’s readers and actors alike. There are twelve titles in this series, which is divided into four categories: monologues for younger men, monologues for older men, monologues for women, and monologues for any gender, the latter being a unique feature since most monologue books are compiled for either men or women. Each book is presented in a smaller format that is more consistent with standard monologue books. Titles in the series: Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Tragedies

Monologues from Shakespeare’s First Folio for Women

By Paul Sugarman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493056859
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 108
  • File Pdf: monologues-from-shakespeare-s-first-folio-for-women.pdf

Book Summary:

Curated from the Applause three-volume series, Once More unto the Speech, Dear Friends, edited by Neil Freeman, these monologue from Shakespeare's works are given new life and purpose for today's readers and actors alike. There are twelve titles in this series, which is divided into four categories: monologues for younger men, monologues for older men, monologues for women, and monologues for any gender, the latter being a unique feature since most monologue books are compiled for either men or women. Each book is presented in a smaller format that is more consistent with standard monologue books. Titles in the series: Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Tragedies

Monologues from Shakespeare’s First Folio for Older Men

By Paul Sugarman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493056999
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: monologues-from-shakespeare-s-first-folio-for-older-men.pdf

Book Summary:

Curated from the Applause three-volume series, Once More unto the Speech, Dear Friends, edited by Neil Freeman, these monologue from Shakespeare's works are given new life and purpose for today’s readers and actors alike. There are twelve titles in this series, which is divided into four categories: monologues for younger men, monologues for older men, monologues for women, and monologues for any gender, the latter being a unique feature since most monologue books are compiled for either men or women. Each book is presented in a smaller format that is more consistent with standard monologue books. Titles in the series: Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Any Gender: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Younger Men: The Tragedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Comedies Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Histories Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Older Men: The Tragedies

Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience from the Best Contemporary Plays

By Roger Ellis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1480366943
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 994
  • File Pdf: scenes-and-monologues-of-spiritual-experience-from-the-best-contemporary-plays.pdf

Book Summary:

In this anthology theater expert Roger Ellis culls together dramatic scenes and monologues that all deal with spiritual experience. From various religious and non-religious perspectives the book explores various aspects of spirituality ä religious faith martyrdom death and afterlife fate and destiny mercy and romantic love. The material comes from contemporary plays by some of the most gifted playwrights ä Arthur Miller Tony Kushner John Patrick Shanley John Pielmeier Tammy Ryan Elie Wiesel Karen Sunde and others. Perfect for high-school through college-age students as well as for actors and general readers this volume contains nearly 100 scenes ranging from comic to serious grouped in five categories: Scenes for a Man and a Woman Scenes for Two Women Scenes for Two Men Monologues for Women and Monologues for Men. In addition to the monologues Ellis includes notes on staging to help actors and directors bring these scenes to life. Some of the plays sourced for this anthology include ÊThe CrucibleÊ ÊDoubtÊ ÊIn the Shape of a WomanÊ ÊAgnes of GodÊ ÊEpic ProportionsÊ ÊOur Lady of 121st StreetÊ ÊAngels in AmericaÊ and ÊAffection in TimeÊ.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men

By Catherine Weate
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1849436053
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 615
  • File Pdf: the-oberon-book-of-modern-monologues-for-men.pdf

Book Summary:

Monologues are an essential part of every actor's toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest 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. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: 'Teens', 'Twenties', 'Thirties' and 'Forties plus'.

Dramatic Monologue

By Glennis Byron
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134695101
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 441
  • File Pdf: dramatic-monologue.pdf

Book Summary:

The dramatic monologue is traditionally associated with Victorian poets such as Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and is generally considered to have disappeared with the onset of modernism in the twentieth century. Glennis Byron unravels its history and argues that, contrary to belief, the monologue remains popular to this day. This far-reaching and neatly structured volume: * explores the origins of the monologue and presents a history of definitions of the term * considers the monologue as a form of social critique * explores issues at play in our understanding of the genre, such as subjectivity, gender and politics * traces the development of the genre through to the present day. Taking as example the increasingly politicized nature of contemporary poetry, the author clearly and succinctly presents an account of the monologue's growing popularity over the past twenty years.

Monologue

By Jon Macks
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698168720
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 203
  • File Pdf: monologue.pdf

Book Summary:

"Jon Macks is one of the greatest comedy writers of all time."—Chris Rock A hilarious, revealing look behind the history and culture of American late-night TV, by a longtime comedy writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ever since Johnny Carson first popularized the late-night talk show in 1962 with The Tonight Show, the eleven p.m. to two a.m. comedy time slot on network television has remained an indelible part of our national culture. More than six popular late-night shows air every night of the week, and with recent major shake-ups in the industry, late-night television has never been more relevant to our public consciousness than it is today. Jon Macks, a veteran writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, takes us behind the scenes of this world for an in-depth, colorful look at what really makes these hosts the arbiters of public opinion. From the opening monologue—what’s funny, what’s dangerous, what’s untouchable—to the best vs. worst guests, Macks covers the landscape of late-night comedy and punctuates the narrative with hysterical personal anecdotes, shining the spotlight on some of the very best late night jokes, and drawing from more than half a million of his own jokes written over the span of twenty years. With an insider’s expertise and a laugh-out-loud voice, Macks explains how late-night TV redefines the news and events of any given day, reshapes public opinion, and even creates our national zeitgeist.

My Third Latino Monologue Book: Finding Your Voice

By M. Ramirez
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 542
  • File Pdf: my-third-latino-monologue-book.pdf

Book Summary:

My Third Latino Monologue Book is the third title in a groundbreaking new collection designed to support K-3 students in beginning acting classes whose first language, or language most frequently spoken at home, is Spanish. Divided into four sections about life in general, school, brothers and sisters, and dreams, the 100 monologues range from comic to dramatic, and each speaks directly to young actors -- to their joys and dilemmas, hopes and fears. While performing these short, snappy monologues, beginning acting students discover situations and characters to identify with, and by so doing, find their own voices.

Contemporary American Monologues for Men

By Todd London
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Isbn : 1559367628
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 163
  • File Pdf: contemporary-american-monologues-for-men.pdf

Book Summary:

Audition monologues from recent works by American playwrights.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women

By Dee Cannon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1783199407
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 505
  • File Pdf: the-oberon-book-of-modern-monologues-for-women.pdf

Book Summary:

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. Edited by Dee Cannon, author of the bestselling In-Depth Acting, 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, and comes in a brand new format, with a notes page next to each speech, acting as an actor's workbook as well as a monologue resource.

Men's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny

By Alisha Gaddis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1495035387
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 344
  • File Pdf: men-s-comedic-monologues-that-are-actually-funny.pdf

Book Summary:

MEN'S COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY

Narrative Form

By Suzanne Keen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137439599
  • Pages : 211
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: narrative-form.pdf

Book Summary:

This revised and expanded handbook concisely introduces narrative form to advanced students of fiction and creative writing, with refreshed references and new discussions of cognitive approaches to narrative, nonfiction, and narrative emotions.

Tennyson's Rapture

By Cornelia D. J. Pearsall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198034285
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 561
  • File Pdf: tennyson-s-rapture.pdf

Book Summary:

In the wake of the death of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, the subject of In Memoriam, Alfred Tennyson wrote a range of intricately connected poems, many of which feature pivotal scenes of rapture, or being carried away. This book explores Tennyson's representation of rapture as a radical mechanism of transformation-theological, social, political, or personal-and as a figure for critical processes in his own poetics. The poet's fascination with transformation is figured formally in the genre he is credited with inventing, the dramatic monologue. Tennyson's Rapture investigates the poet's previously unrecognized intimacy with the theological movements in early Victorian Britain that are the acknowledged roots of contemporary Pentacostalism, with its belief in the oncoming Rapture, and its formative relation to his poetic innovation. Tennyson's work recurs persistently as well to classical instances of rapture, of mortals being borne away by immortals. Pearsall develops original readings of Tennyson's major classical poems through concentrated attention to his profound intellectual investments in advances in philological scholarship and archeological exploration, including pressing Victorian debates over whether Homer's raptured Troy was a verifiable site, or the province of the poet's imagination. Tennyson's attraction to processes of personal and social change is bound to his significant but generally overlooked Whig ideological commitments, which are illuminated by Hallam's political and philosophical writings, and a half-century of interaction with William Gladstone. Pearsall shows the comprehensive engagement of seemingly apolitical monologues with the rise of democracy over the course of Tennyson's long career. Offering a new approach to reading all Victorian dramatic monologues, this book argues against a critical tradition that sees speakers as unintentionally self-revealing and ignorant of the implications of their speech. Tennyson's Rapture probes the complex aims of these discursive performances, and shows how the ambitions of speakers for vital transformations in themselves and their circumstances are not only articulated in, but attained through, the medium of their monologues.

Vain Rhetoric

By Gary D. Salyer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 0567644545
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 491
  • File Pdf: vain-rhetoric.pdf

Book Summary:

The Book of Ecclesiastes, like many ancient and modern first-person discourses, generates ambivalent responses in its readers. The book's rhetorical strategy produces both acceptance of, and suspicion towards, the major positions argued by the author. 'Vain rhetoric' aptly describes the persuasive and dissuasive properties of the narrator's peculiar characterization. It also describes how the Book of Ecclesiates, with its abundant use of rhetorical questions, constant gapping techniques, and other strategies from the arsenal of ambiguity, is a stunning testimony to the power of the various strategies of indirection to communicate to the reader something of his or her own rhetorical liabilities and limitations, as well as those of the religious community in general.

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer

By Eve Ensler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Villard
  • Isbn : 0307496767
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: a-memory-a-monologue-a-rant-and-a-prayer.pdf

Book Summary:

Selections from the “Until the Violence Stops” Festival Featuring writings by Abiola Abrams • Edward Albee • Tariq Ali • Maya Angelou • Periel Aschenbrand • Patricia Bosworth • Nicole Burdette • Kate Clinton • Kimberle Crenshaw • Michael Cunningham • Edwidge Danticat • Ariel Dorfman • Mollie Doyle • Slavenka Drakulic • Michael Eric Dyson • Dave Eggers • Kathy Engel • Eve Ensler • Jane Fonda • Carol Gilligan • Jyllian Gunther • Suheir Hammad • Christine House • Marie Howe • Carol Michèle Kaplan • Moisés Kaufman • Michael Klein • Nicholas Kristof • James Lecesne • Elizabeth Lesser • Mark Matousek • Deena Metzger • Susan Miller • Winter Miller • Susan Minot • Robin Morgan • Kathy Najimy • Lynn Nottage • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy • Sharon Olds • Hanan al-Shaykh • Anna Deavere Smith • Diana Son • Monica Szlekovics • Robert Thurman • Betty Gale Tyson • Alice Walker • Jody Williams • Erin Cressida Wilson • Howard Zinn This groundbreaking collection, edited by author and playwright Eve Ensler, features pieces from “Until the Violence Stops,” the international tour that brings the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put-down. Here is Edward Albee on S&M; Maya Angelou on women’s work; Michael Cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese abduction; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; and Sharon Olds on a bra. These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on every one of us. With information on how to organize an “Until the Violence Stops” event in your community, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women. “In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler. She’s a countercultural consciousness-raiser, an empowering figure, a truth-teller.” –Chicago Tribune

Speak the Speech!

By Rhona Silverbush,Sami Plotkin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 1429998490
  • Pages : 1088
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 947
  • File Pdf: speak-the-speech.pdf

Book Summary:

The most comprehensive sourcebook of Shakespeare's monologues ever available in one volume. A detailed guide to approaching Shakespearean text, Speak the Speech! contains everything an actor needs to select and prepare a Shakespeare monologue for classwork, auditions, or performance. Included herein are over 150 monologues. Each one is placed in context with a brief introduction, is carefully punctuated in the manner that best illustrates its meaning, and is painstakingly and thoroughly annotated. Each is also accompanied by commentary that will spark the actor's imagination by exploring how the interrelationship of meter and the choice of words and sounds yields clues to character and performance. And throughout the book sidebars relate historical, topical, technical, and other useful and entertaining information relevant to the text. In addition, the authors include an overview of poetic and rhetorical elements, brief synopses of all the plays, and a comprehensive index along with other guidelines that will help readers locate the perfect monologue for their needs. More than just an actor's toolkit, Speak the Speech! is also an entertaining resource that will help demystify Shakespeare's language for the student and theater lover alike.

The Student Actor Prepares: Acting for Life

By Gai Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Isbn : 1783201908
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 267
  • File Pdf: the-student-actor-prepares.pdf

Book Summary:

The Student Actor Prepares is a practical, interactive approach to a student actor’s journey. Each chapter includes acting principles, their importance to the process, and workbook entries for emotional work, script analysis, and applications to the study of theater. Topics cover a brief history of the art of acting and how the study of acting can be an advantage in numerous occupations; an actor’s discovery of emotional work; movement and mime practices for the act∨ vocal practices for the act∨ solo improvisational study; script analysis for the individual act∨ rehearsal tips; monologue work; original solo work; audition information; working with an acting partner or in a production; acting resources; and research topics.

The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

By The 24 Hour Plays
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350187569
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 644
  • File Pdf: the-24-hour-plays-viral-monologues.pdf

Book Summary:

Since 1995 The 24 Hour Plays have been responding to theatre in the moment. As the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to live theatre in the USA and Europe, the company sprang to work to keep the arts alive. Bringing together some of America's most prolific writers for the stage and screen, this unique and contemporary book of monologues collates the responses in dramatic fashion, making for an anthology of work that is timely, moving, irreverent and at its best, transcendent. Featuring original monologues by writers such as David Lindsay-Abaire, Clare Barron, Hansol Jung, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Christoper Oscar Peña, Jesse Eisenberg and Monique Moses this is a rich collection that can be enjoyed by actors, writers and those looking for creative responses to the global COVID-19 crisis. With over 50 monologues from the first three weeks of the project, edited by Howard Sherman, this is an important collection that documents an unprecedented moment in history whilst also offering practical resource for actors and performers.

Techniques of Social Influence

By Dariusz Dolinski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317599632
  • Pages : 188
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 246
  • File Pdf: techniques-of-social-influence.pdf

Book Summary:

Every day we are asked to fulfil others’ requests, and we make regular requests of others too, seeking compliance with our desires, commands and suggestions. This accessible text provides a uniquely in-depth overview of the different social influence techniques people use in order to improve the chances of their requests being fulfilled. It both describes each of the techniques in question and explores the research behind them, considering questions such as: How do we know that they work? Under what conditions are they more or less likely to be effective? How might individuals successfully resist attempts by others to influence them? The book groups social influence techniques according to a common characteristic: for instance, early chapters describe "sequential" techniques, and techniques involving egotistic mechanisms, such as using the name of one’s interlocutor. Later chapters present techniques based on gestures and facial movements, and others based on the use of specific words, re-examining on the way whether "please" really is a magic word. In every case, author Dariusz Dolinski discusses the existing experimental studies exploring their effectiveness, and how that effectiveness is enhanced or reduced under certain conditions. The book draws on historical material as well as the most up-to-date research, and unpicks the methodological and theoretical controversies involved. The ideal introduction for psychology graduates and undergraduates studying social influence and persuasion, Techniques of Social Influence will also appeal to scholars and students in neighbouring disciplines, as well as interested marketing professionals and practitioners in related fields.

The Contemporary Monologue: Women

By Michael Earley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136754539
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 163
  • File Pdf: the-contemporary-monologue.pdf

Book Summary:

The Contemporary Monologue" is an exciting selection of speeches of all types, serious and comic, realistic and absurdist, drawn from plays written by contemporary playwrights over the past ten years. Updating the popular "Modern Monologues," this fresh collection of speeches represents the best American and English playwrights of today including Caryl Churchill, Ariel Dorfman, John Guare, David Mamet, Tony Kushner, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Organized for maximum benefit to the actor gleaning for background material, individual selections are introduced with a summary of the play's action up to the point the speech begins. A brief sketch of the character is also given, utilizing, where possible, the playwright's own words. Finally, a commentary follows each monologue, alerting the actor to details in the speech that could help him/her perform it better. Some of the highlights of "The Contemporary Monologue" for men include selections from "Angels in America," by Tony Kushner; " Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune," by Terrence McNally; "States of Shock," by Sam Shepard; and "Speed-the-Plow, " by David Mamet.

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