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AMERICAN THEATRE BOOK OF MONOLOGUES FOR MENAdd to Cart
By: Stephanie CoenAdd to Wish List
AMERICAN THEATRE BOOK OF MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
Book: $12.95
Type: Books and Resource
Genres: Forensics, Speech and Debate, Scenes & Monologues
Title Includes: Adult Language
Synopsis  |  Table of Contents
Contents
 
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
 
Be Specific: The Actor's Approach to the Monologue
An Interview with Bartlett Sher  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xv
 
1. "WE WERE A WELL-ESTABLISHED FAMILY ONCE." . . . . . . . . . . .1
Dodge, Buried Child (Sam Shepard)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Vince, Buried Child (Sam Shepard)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Walker, Three Days of Rain (Richard Greenberg) . . . . . . . . . .5
 
2. "IT WAS LOVE. ALWAYS LOVE." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Anthony, A Question of Mercy (David Rabe)  . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Chilli, In the Blood (Susan-Lori Parks)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Craver, In the Heart of America (Naomi Wallace)  . . . . . . . . .14
Gallimard, M. Butterfly (David Henry Hwang)  . . . . . . . . . . .16
Porter, August Snow (Reynolds Price) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Pip, Three Days of Rain (Richard Greenberg)  . . . . . . . . . . .19
 
3. "TRYING TO TALK, SAYING GOOD-BYE."  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Thomas, A Question of Mercy (David Rabe) . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Lord Alfred Douglas, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
(Moises Kaufman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Oscar Wilde, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
(Moises Kaufman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Walter, Unfinished Stories (Sybille Pearson) . . . . . . . . . . .28
 
4. "ONCE YOU KNOW YOU'RE DEAD, WHY KEEP ON DYIN..."  . . . . . . .31
Junie, The Colored Museum (George C. Wolfe)  . . . . . . . . . . .33
Lou, The Speed of Darkness (Steve Tesich)  . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Joe, The Speed of Darkness (Steve Tesich)  . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Joe, The Speed of Darkness (Steve Tesich)  . . . . . . . . . . . .38
 
5. "SOME SENSE OF HISTORY."  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Todd, Pterodactyls (Nicky Silver)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
The Foundling Father as Abraham Lincoln, The America Play
(Suzan-Lori Parks) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
The Foundling Father as Abraham Lincoln, The America Play
(Suzan-Lori Parks) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
T.J., Insurrection: Holding History (Robert O'Hara)  . . . . . . .49
Brodus, Miss Evers' Boys (David Feldshuh)  . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Vershinin, Three Sisters (Anton Chekhov, adapted by David Mamet) .52
 
6. "HERE I AM, TALKING TO YOU ABOUT MY REVOLUTIONARY LIFE."  . . .55
Pio, The Day You'll Love Me
(Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, translated by Eduardo Machado) . . . . . .57
Ernesto, Principia Scriptoriae (Richard Nelson)  . . . . . . . . .59
The Little Dutch Boy at Age 50, The Baltimore Waltz (Paula Vogel) 60
Jonesy, Side Man (Warren Leight) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Swahili, I Am a Man (OyamO)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Augustus, The Darker Face of the Earth (Rita Dove) . . . . . . . .64
 
7. "PEOPLE FALL FOR ME, WHAT THEY THINK IS ME."  . . . . . . . . .67
Neal, August Snow (Reynolds Price) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Baron, The Chemistry of Change (Marlane Meyer) . . . . . . . . . .70
Patrick, Zero Positive (Harry Kondoleon) . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Roy, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (Tony Kushner)72
 
8. "PEOPLE I KNOW ARE DYING."  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Jody, Lonely Planet (Steven Dietz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Carl, Lonely Planet (Steven Dietz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Carl, The Baltimore Waltz (Paula Vogel)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Captain John Graunt, The Living (Anthony Clarvoe)  . . . . . . . .82
Captain John Graunt, The Living (Anthony Clarvoe)  . . . . . . . .84
 
9. THE POINT IS HUSBAND AND WIFE, MAN AND WOMAN, ADAM AND RIB."  .87
Father Donnally, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Christopher Durang) 89
Chilli, In the Blood (Suzan-Lori Parks)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Pip, Three Days of Rain (Richard Greenberg)  . . . . . . . . . . .94
Nick, Sight Unseen (Donald Margulies)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Takamura, Ballad of Yachiyo (Philip Kan Gotanda) . . . . . . . . .97
 
10. "YOU WANT TO BE NICE, OR YOU WANT TO BE EFFECTIVE?"  . . . . .99
Roy, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (Tony Kushner)101
Hoyle, Three Hotels (Jon Robin Baitz)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Barry, Talk Radio (Eric Bogosian)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Judge, Santos & Santos (Octavio Solis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
 
11. "I AM A MAN OF THE PEOPLE..."  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
The Doctor, In the Blood (Suzan-Lori Parks)  . . . . . . . . . . .111
Reverend D., In the Blood (Suzan-Lori Parks) . . . . . . . . . . .113
Lou, The Speed of Darkness (Steve Tesich)  . . . . . . . . . . . .115
 
12. "THE MOST PRECIOUS ASSET IN LIFE...IS THE ABILITY TO BE A GOOD SON."... 119
Roy, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Appraoches (Tony Kushner)121
Jonathan, Sight Unseen (Donald Margulies)  . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Bob, Lloyd's Prayer (Kevin Kling)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
 
13. "A FATHER'S LOVE IS A FAIRLY SPECTACULAR THING." . . . . . . .127
Samuel, An Almost Holy Picture (Heather McDonald)  . . . . . . . .129
Samuel, An Almost Holy Picture (Heather McDonald)  . . . . . . . .130
Hector, Roosters (Milcha Sanchez-Scott)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Lloyd, Lloyd's Prayer (Kevin Kling)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Will, The Young Man from Atlanta (Horton Foote)  . . . . . . . . .135
 
14. "YOU EVER KILLED ANYBODY? EVER WANT TO?" . . . . . . . . . . .137
Prisoner, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers (Stephen Metcalfe)  .139
Boxler, In the Heart of America (Naomi Wallace)  . . . . . . . . .140
Golf Club, Marisol (Jose Rivera) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Ron, Search and Destroy (Howard Korder)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Gallo, Roosters (Milcha Sanchez-Scott) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
 
 
15. "WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES A MAN FEEL SORRY?"  . . . . . . . . . .145
Martinus, Playland (Athol Fugard)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Gideon, Playland (Athol Fugard)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Bob, the Pizza Boy, Bobrauschenbergamerica (Charles L. Mee)  . . .151
Lunga, Middle Finger (Han Ong) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
 
Further Reading  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Details:
Paperback
Published: 8/2003
ISBN: 978-1-55936-197-2
159 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Mild Adult Language
 

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