Writing 45-minute One-act Plays, Skits, Monologues, & Animation Scripts for Drama Workshops

Writing 45-minute One-act Plays, Skits, Monologues, & Animation Scripts for Drama Workshops

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595345977

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

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Here's a guide book on how to write 45-minute one-act plays, skits, and monologues for all ages. Step-by-step strategies and sample play, monologue, and animation script offer easy-to-understand solutions for drama workshop leaders, high-school and university drama directors, teachers, students, parents, coaches, playwrights, scriptwriters, novelists, storytellers, camp counselors, actors, lifelong learning instructors, biographers, facilitators, personal historians, and senior center activity directors. Guide young people in an intergenerational experience of interviewing and writing skits, plays, and monologues based on the significant events and experiences from lives of people. Learn to write skits, plays and monologues based on historical events and personalities. What you'll get out of this book and the exercises of writing one-act plays for teenage actors and audiences of all-ages audience, are improved skills in adapting all types of social issues, current events, or life experience to 45-minute one-act plays, skits, or monologues for teenage or older adult drama workshops. How do you write plays and skits from life stories, current events, social issues, or history? Are you looking for the appropriate 45-minute, one-act play for high-school students or other teenagers, for community center drama workshops, or even for home school projects or for events and celebrations? Are you seeking one-act plays for older adults drama workshops? Use personal or biographical experiences as examples when you write your skit or play. If you want a really original play, write, revise, and adapt your own plays, skits, and monologues. Here's how to do it.

Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience from the Best Contemporary Plays

Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience from the Best Contemporary Plays

Author: Roger Ellis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480366947

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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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.

Outstanding Men's Monologues 2001-2002

Outstanding Men's Monologues 2001-2002

Author: Craig Pospisil

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822218216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

View: 972

Editor Craig Pospisil has drawn exclusively from Dramatists Play Service publications to compile this collection, which features over fifty monologues. You will find an enormous range of voices and subject matter, characters from their teens to their seve

The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition

The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition

Author: Ed Hooks

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 9780307875303

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 704

All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more than 1,000 scenes in over 300 plays. Using these guidelines, the actor can quickly pinpoint the perfect monologue, then find the text in the Samuel French or Dramatist Play Service edition of the play. Newly revised and expanded, the book includes the author’s own assessment of each monologue.

Competition Monologues

Competition Monologues

Author: Lindsay Price

Publisher: Theatrefolk

ISBN: 9781894870504

Category:

Page: 96

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This collection of 40 monologues for men and women contains a wide variety of characters, genres and lengths. The monologues also include approximate timing, timing, character/story background, and performance suggestions. (Adapted from back cover).

Outstanding Men's Monologues

Outstanding Men's Monologues

Author: Craig Pospisil

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822224089

Category: Drama

Page: 116

View: 455

Editors Craig Pospisil and Danna Call compiled this new collection of more than fifty monologues selected exclusively from Dramatists Play Service publications from recent seasons. Inside these pages you will find an enormous range of voices and subject matter, characters from their teens to their sixties and authors of widely varied styles, but all immensely talented. These monologues represent some of the best writing in the American theatre today, and we are proud to bring them together in this new volume.

Dramatic Monologue (Routledge Revivals)

Dramatic Monologue (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Alan Sinfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135040567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 86

View: 531

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.

The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors

The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors

Author:

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783195558

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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Foreword by Naomie Harris How many Black British plays can you name? 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 speeches by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists. The monologues represent 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.

Monologues

Monologues

Author: Gregory L Hudson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449071554

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 116

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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.

Dramatic Monologue

Dramatic Monologue

Author: Glennis Byron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134695171

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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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.