The Actor's Scenebook

The Actor's Scenebook

Scenes and Monologues from Contemporary Plays

By Eva Mekler (Editor); Michael Schulman (Editor)

Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553263664, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 1990

Here is wonderful, up-to-date material for scene study, selected from the best plays from recent theater seasons. More than 20 monologues for both men and women, carefully chosen to display the widest range of dramatic ability, are essential for auditioning actors. A large selection of parts for woman provide exciting opportunities to sharpen acting skills in roles that brought accolades from New York's toughest critics. More than 80 scenes in all, many previously unpublished, allow every actor, professional, amateur or student, to choose from either smart, sassy, often outrageous comedy or deeply moving drama a unique, balanced collection of the most successful contemporary plays.
84 fully playable scenes with story notes. Monologues from the best new plays including Agnes of God, Sly Fox, Key Exchange and Nuts. The best contemporary selection of scenes for women more than 50 in all.

About the Author
Eva Mekler is a former actress who has performed both on and off Broadway. She is also a novelist and author of books on American and British acting training.

This is Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler's fifth book of scenes and monologues for actors, including "Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors", available from St. Martin's Press.

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at the New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Believer, and other publications. He lives in New York City.