1st Edition

The Theatre Arts Audition Book for Men

Edited By Annika Bluhm Copyright 2002
    112 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The Theatre Arts Audition Books offer one hundred speeches from plays of the past twenty-five years, fifty in a volume for men, fifty in a volume for women. Each excerpt is preceded by a note situating the play and the selection. Speeches come from a wide range of plays, including David Mamet's Oleanna, Caryl Churchill's Serious Money, Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Jim Cartwright's Road, and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, as well as plays by Anthony Minghella, Mark Ravenhill, Sue Townsend, Alan Ayckbourn, and others. Annika Bluhm has assembled two sparkling collections of monologues that will challenge and inspire the actor.

    Introduction; 1: Road; 2: Our Country’s Good; 3: Treehouses; 4: Massage; 5: Victoria; 6: Maydays; 7: Junk; 8: The Genius; 9: Sweet Panic; 10: The Sea; 11: Imagine Drowning; 12: Gosforth’s Fête, ( from Confusions); 13: Stragglers; 14: Rents; 15: A State Affair; 16: The Conquest of the South Pole; 17: The Children; 18: Barbarians; 19: Have I None; 20: Rat in The Skull; 21: Beached; 22: The Fire Raisers; 23: The Pitchfork Disney; 24: One for the Road; 25: The Hunt for Red Willie; 26: Spell #7; 27: An Experienced Woman Gives Advice; 28: The Accrington Pals; 29: Foley; 30: Serious Money; 31: The Age of Consent; 32: In High Germany; 33: Teendreams; 34: Pond Life; 35: Woza Albert; 36: The Beauty Queen of Leenane; 37: Bloody Poetry; 38: Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes; 39: After Haggerty; 40: Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco; 41: Insignificance; 42: The Memory of Water; 43: Cries from the Mammal House; 44: Boys’ Life; 45: The Art of Success; 46: Five Kinds of Silence; 47: Ghostdancing; 48: Dog; 49: Herons; 50: Star Quality


    Annika Bluhm trained at the Guildhall School of Speech and Drama in London. She has worked as an actor, a literary agent, and a script editor. She is currently the development executive for a Televison production company.