Monologues at Ely Library
Ely Library has a respectable collection of monologue books, both in e-format and print. The books and resources below are just a sampling of our larger collections, so if you'd like to find something beyond what's here, perform a search for "monologues" in Quicksearch.
Please also keep in mind that you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books that you find at other libraries through Quicksearch. For more information on completing an ILL request, visit the Interlibrary Loan page on the library website.
Monologues in eBooks at Ely Library
Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors: Monologues for Men by
Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors: Monologues for Men aims to provide new and exciting audition and showcase material for actors of black, African American, South Asian and Middle Eastern heritage. Featuring the work of international contemporary playwrights who have written powerful and diverse roles for a range of actors, the collection is edited by Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway. Categorized by age-range, the monologues are collected in groups of characters playable by actors in their teens, twenties, thirties and forties+, and include work from over 25 top-class dramatists including Lemn Sissay, Katori Hall, Rajiv Joseph, Philip Ridley and Naomi Wallace. Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors: Monologues for Men is the go-to resource for contemporary monologues and speeches for auditions. Ideal for aspiring and professional actors, it allows performers to enhance their particular strengths and prepare for roles featuring characters of specific ethnic backgrounds.
Publication Date: 2016
In Performance by
(Applause Acting Series). In this thoughtfully curated collection, teen actors preparing for an audition or searching for quality scenes to hone their chops will find a wealth of contemporary material from American and British plays. Almost all of the works are from the year 2000 to the recent 2014 Broadway production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time , chosen from the point of view of a professional acting teacher, director, and casting director. Along with covering the basics of how to match the best monologue to the actor and how to approach the rehearsal and performance of the piece, the book provides a synopsis of each play, a character description, and a list of questions specific to each monologue that will direct the actor toward shaping a complex, honest, and thoughtful performance that has a strong emotional connection, a clear arc, and playable actions. There is also a brief lesson on appropriate rehearsal behavior and preparation.
Publication Date: 2015
LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny by
(Applause Acting Series). The first and only book of its kind, this cutting-edge and incredibly hysterical monologue book is specifically for actors auditioning for LGBTQ roles. LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny features works by LGBT writers and comics (and their allies) who have written and/or performed for Comedy Central, Backstage magazine, NBC, the Huffington Post , the Onion , Second City, E!, and many more. This collection is the go-to source for the comedic monologue needs of actors seeking LGBT material, as well as a paean to LGBT characters and artists.
Publication Date: 2016
The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, Volume One: Monologues for Women by
Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays,The Oberon Books of Monologues for Black Actors give readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years. An essential resource for students, amateur, and professional actors, with monologues that represent a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects, and styles.
Publication Date: 2014
The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition by
All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more than 1,000 scenes in over 300 plays. This unique format is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. 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 also includes the author's own assessment of each monologue.
Publication Date: 2007
Online Monologue Resources