1st Edition

Contemporary Scenes for Actors Men

By Michael Earley, Philippa Keil Copyright 1999
    190 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is an exciting collection of scenes from the most acclaimed and award-winning playwrights of the 1990s. It contains over 40 two-character scenes (for men/men and men/women), with the selection of scenes encompassing the widest range of styles from serious to comic and shades in between. A fuller appreciation of the dramatic context of the scenes is enhanced by the editors' introductions and commentaries. Each of the scenes offers the actor the opportunity to develop and explore the vital, dynamic and unique challenge of working with a partner on stage.


    Michael Earley and Philippa Keil are the editors of The Classical Monologue, The Modern Monologue and The Contemporary Monologue, all available from Routledge.

    "Libraries and faculty bookshelves are a good place to keep books such as the two under review (companion volume Contemporary Scenes for Actors: Women). They both include unknown material, along with noted plays and playwrights. The cuttings are well chosen and balanced. The comments by the editors are well thought out and informative." -- Choice