The Ultimate Scene & Monologue Sourcebook

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The Ultimate Scene & Monologue Sourcebook

An Actor's Reference to Over 1,000 Monologues and Scenes from More Than 300 Contemporary Plays

By Ed Hooks

Back Stage Books, Paperback, 9780823099498, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2007

All actors and acting teachers need "The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, " the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more than 1,000 scenes in over 300 plays. 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 includes the author's own assessment of each monologue.

About the Author
Ed Hooks has been a respected acting teacher for three decades. In his work with animators, he has taught for many leading studios, including Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks/PDI, Electronic Arts, Rockstar, Will Vinton Studios, Valve, BioWare, Tippett Studio, Wild Brain, OddWorld Inhabitants, Microsoft (X-Box/Fasa Studio) and Sony Computer Entertainment America. In addition, he has been a featured speaker/teacher at many international animation conferences, festivals and schools. Hooks welcomes questions or comments-just email him at or visit his website: