Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female by Trilby James
Forty fantastic female speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.
Whether you’re applying for drama school, taking an exam, or auditioning for a professional role, it’s likely you’ll be required to perform one or more monologues, including a piece from a contemporary play. It’s vital to come up with something fresh that’s suited both to you – in order to allow you to express who you are as a performer – and to the specific purposes of the audition.
In this invaluable collection you’ll find forty speeches by leading contemporary playwrights including Andrew Bovell, Nadia Fall, Vivienne Franzmann, James Fritz, Stacey Gregg, Arinzé Kene, Cordelia Lynn, Lynn Nottage, Chinonyerem Odimba, Evan Placey, Jessica Swale and Tom Wells, from plays that were premiered at many of the UK’s most famous and respected venues, including the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Court Theatre, Bush Theatre, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and VAULT Festival.
Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, Trilby James introduces each speech with a user-friendly, bullet-point list of ten things you need to know about the character, and then five ideas to help you perform the monologue.
This book also features an introduction to the process of selecting and preparing your speech, and approaching the audition itself.
‘Sound practical advice for anyone attending an audition… a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike’ - Teaching Drama Magazine on The Good Audition Guides
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Lily Daw and the Three Ladies
Known for a certain modesty and artful gentility, Eudora Welty lived most of her life in her home state of Mississippi and won many literary awards over the course of her writing career, including the Pulitzer Prize. In this short story, Welty offers a look at three socially prominent women in the town of Victory, Mississippi, who care for the orphaned, abused, and mentally handicapped Lily Daw. On the day the story transpires, they plan to send her off to what they hope will be better care than they can provide—in other words, a train is waiting to take Lily to the Ellisville Institute for the Feeble-Minded. The problem? Lily says she would rather stay in town and marry a traveling xylophone player. How should her guardians respond? What will best serve Lily?
DC Cover. December Comedy:. Studies in Senior Comedy and Other Essays. Clyde Wade's insight allows us to extend our appreciation of American manners by recognizing the romantic inherent in the culture itself. This sense that the stuff of American life was insufficient material for literary development seems to have driven American writers either to romance or to Europe. It presents drawing room comedy in a run-down, windowless house as three proper ladies try to negotiate a proper solution with a young woman who, though mentally handicapped, has her own sense of manners. All of their attempts at persuasion are premised on their own Bible-Belt manners.
Summary. Lily Daw is a mentally retarded young woman who lives by herself but is watched over by the women in the small town. Since Lily.
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This first story in A Curtain of Green , and my first to read for this blog, reminds me why I love Welty. I always love to read stories brimming with familiarity of place and character. I drive past the actual Ellisville State School, as we refer to it these days, every day on my way to work. Yet my recognition of the story goes beyond a mere place-marker. I feel like I know these people. I feel like I know this language. I even speak it.
I have read Why I Live at the P. I was planning on reading one of her novels next. I'm sure she is a fine novelist as well. You're in for something special. Welty has long been one of my favorite writers. Looks like I need to revisit her soon Yes that is a great story Suko.
McDonald, Jr. University of Toledo That Eudora Welty revised the "domestic" stories in A Curtain of Green and Other Stories extensively and significantly from their original published form has been shown elsewhere. But "Lily Daw and the Three Ladies," for example, was considerably changed from its original appearance in Prairie Schooner to heighten the comic and ironic impact. In a highly comic confrontation scene at her home they plead their case but find her a surprisingly determined and effective bargainer in exchange for her acquiescence. Then, after discovering that her intended, an itinerant xylophonist, does plan to marry her, they reverse themselves and insist on an immediate wedding.