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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 114
Weight: 117 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 10 mm
This is a strong proposal and I feel that there is a solid market for this collection. It is important that young actors are aware of new writing and that they use new monologue material for their audition pieces. This will prove that they are up-to-date with new plays, emerging writers and trends. The readership will be young actors auditioning for drama schools, professional work and even television or film work. It will be also of interest to playwrights, directors and producers looking for new plays. This collection might also increase the sales of the plays themselves. It has been known that a director may choose a play, simply because the trigger was the main monologue of that work. So, the readership is not limited or focused on the acting profession. * Dr George Rodosthenous, University of Leeds *