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Resources for Actors

Actors will find useful information about Monologues, Scenebooks, and Dialect Instruction among the tools in our Sources for Actors pathfinder, below.

Reference Works 808 Call Numbers
812 call numbers 822 call numberss
Other Areas Dialects for Actors

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Reference Works

Call # Title
016.80882
H784U RRef 2
The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook
016.80882
S642 RRef 2
The Smith and Kraus Monologue Index

808 Call Numbers

Call # Title
808.245
A466C*
Creating Your Own Monologue
808.245
K18H*
High School Monologues They Haven't Heard
808.82
C343B
The Book of Scenes for Aspiring Actors
808.82
M689*
The Modern Monologue: Women
808.82
M751*
Monologues From Contemporary Literature
808.82
S289
Scenes for Mature Actors
808.8204
A188
The Actor's Scenebook: Scenes and Monologues From Contemporary Plays
808.8204
C761*
Contemporary Scenes for Student Actors
808.824
O58
One Hundred Women's Stage Monologues from the 1980's
808.8245
A188*
Actor's Book of Monologues for Women: From non-dramatic sources
808.8245
A188
Actresses' Audition Speeches: for all ages and accents
808.8245
B561*
The Best Men's Stage Monologues of . . . (various years)
808.8245
B561*
The Best Women's Stage Monologues of . . .
808.8245
B724*
The Book of Monologues for Aspiring Actors
808.8245
C614*
Classic Mouth: Monologues for Boys and Girls
808.8245
G786**
Great Monologues for Young Actors
808.8245
G786*
The Great Monologues from the EST Marathon
808.8245
G786*
Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors
808.8245
H653C
Comedy Monologues for Young Actors
808.8245
K18M*
Monologues for Teenagers
808.8245
K18M**
Monologues They Haven't Heard
808.8245
K18M**
More Monologues They Haven't Heard
808.8245
M349A
Actors' Audition Speeches: for all ages and accents
808.8245
M646
Millennium Monologs; 95 contemporary characterizations
808.8245
M751
Monologues, Women, 3: speeches from the contemporary theatre
808.8245
M751
Monologues for Actors of Color (men’s and women’s eds.)
808.8245
M751*
Monologues From Classic Plays, 468 B.C. to 1960 A.D.
808.8245
M935
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays
808.8245
M961*
Multicultural Monologues for Young Actors
808.8245
N532*
New Monologues for women by women
808.8245
O58*
100 Great Monologues from the Neoclassical Theater
808.8245
O58*
100 Great Monologues from the 19th Century Romantic and Realistic Theatres
808.8245
O58
100 True Soliloquies for Women
808.8245
R236t
Theatre Audition Book; 144 monologs from contemporary, Modern, period, Shakespeare and classical plays.
808.8245
U47*
The Ultimate Audition Book; 222 monologues 2 minutes and under

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812 Call Numbers

Call # Title
812.008
C555* Holiday
Christmas on Stage: an anthology of royalty-free Christmas plays for all ages
812.008
V889*
Voices of Color: Scenes and Monologues from the Black American Theatre
812.00808
A258
African American Scenebook
812.04108
T447*
30 Ten-Minute Plays (for 2,3,and 4-6 actors-sep vols.)
812.04108
U42G*
Get in the Act; 60 monologs, dialogs and skits for teens
812.04508
A188*
The Actor's book of Contemporary Stage Monologues
812.04508
A466P
The Perfect Audition Monologue
812.04508
A512*
American Theatre Book of Monologues (men’s and women’s editions)
812.04508
A912*
Audition Monologs for Student Actors; selections from contemporary plays
812.04508
C761
Contemporary American Monologues (M & F eds.)
812.04508
E51*
Elvis Monologues
812.04508
E93
Even More Monologues for Women by Women
812.04508
E96
Extreme Exposure : an anthology of solo performance texts from the twentieth century
812.04508
G131B
By actors, For Actors: a collection of original monologues
812.04508
G786*
The Great Monologues From the Mark Taper Forum
812.04508
O58*
100 Monologues: an Audition Sourcebook from New Dramatists
812.04508
O94
Out of Character: Rants, Raves, and Monologues From Today's Top Performance Artists
812.04508
O94
Outstanding (Men’s/Women’s) Monologues 2001-2002
812.04508
P723*
Playwrights’ Center monologues for (Men/ Women)
812.04508
P785F*
For Women: more monologues they haven't heard
812.04508
P964
Profiles of Women Past & Present: women's history monologues for group presentations
812.04508
S689
Solo!: the best monologues of the 80's (men)
812.04508
T146*
Talk to Me; monologue plays
812.04508
Y68*
Young Women’s Monologs from Contemporary Plays
812.508
P722*
Play the Scene; the ultimate collection of contemporary and Classic scenes and monologues
812.50809
C343G
Great Scenes from Women Playwrights: classic and contemporary selections; for one to six actors
812.50809
G786*
Great Scenes From Minority Playwrights
812.50809
L434*
Leading Women: plays for actresses II
812.50809
S289
Scenes for Women by Women
812.54
A428B
The Best Burlesque Sketches
812.54
A466T*
Two-Minute Monologs: original auditions
812.54
A466U**
Uptown: Character Monologues for Actors
812.54
B164T
Three Hotels: plays and monologues (Baitz)
812.54
B642p*
Playing Scenes from Classic Literature
812.54
B675D*
Drinking in America (Bogosian)
812.54
B675E
The Essential Bogosian: Talk Radio, Drinking in America, Funhouse & Men Inside
812.54
B675P*
Pounding Nails in the Floor With My Forehead (Bogosian)
812.54
B947T*
Troupers & Tramps: one-person plays
812.54
E26m
Monologues on Black Life
812.54
E26m*
More Monologues on Black Life
812.54
E59V
Ensler,Eve. The Vagina Monologues
812.54
F164S*
Spotlight: Solo Scenes for Student Actors
812.54
G782G*
Gray, Spalding. Gray's Anatomy
812.54
H361T
Hatcher, Jeffrey. Three Viewings
812.54
H496F
The Flip Side: 64 point-of-view monologs for teens
812.54
H514M*
Beth Henley: Monologues for Women
812.54
K18M*
Teenage Mouth
812.54
K18m*
More Monologues for Teenagers
812.54
K24T
T-Cells and Sympathy: monologues in the age of AIDS
812.54
K26E*
Encore : More Winning Monologs for Young Actors
812.54
K26A*
Acting Natural: Monologs, Dialogs, and Playlets for Teens
812.54
K66o*
Original Audition Scenes for Actors; a collection of Professional level short scenes
812.54
K84R
Red Diaper Baby: 3 Comic Monologues
812.54
K86c
Character Witness; dramatic monologues for Christmas and Easter
812.54
K86I
I Witness; dramatic monologues from Hebrew scriptures
812.54
K92m
More Scenes That Happen; real life snapshots of teenage lives
812.54
K92p*
Perspectives; relevant scenes for teens
812.54
K92s
Scenes That Happen; dramatized snapshots about the real life of high schoolers
812.54
L419F*
57 Original Auditions for Actors
812.54
L668A*
Acting Scenes and Monologs for Young women
812.54
M264G
Goldberg Street; short plays and monologues (Mamet)
812.54
M264S
Short Plays and Monologues (Mamet)
812.54
M331L
Luna Park: short plays and monologues (Margulies)
812.54
M329o*
Of all the Nerve; Deb Margolin: Solo
812.54
M457t*
Two Character Plays for Student Actors
812.54
M696C*
Call Back!: monologues for men and women
812.54
N162P
The Pain of the Macho and Other Plays
812.54
N843O**
Original Monologues for African American Actors
812.54
P785m
Modern Scenes for Women
812.54
P785M
Monologues for Women
812.54
P785P
Pocket Monologues for Women
812.54
S595N*
Neil Simon Monologues
812.54
S595S
Neil Simon Scenes
812.54
S642F
Fires in the Mirror (Anna Deveare Smith)
812.54
S644C
City Women/ 20 powerful contemporary monologues
812.54
U42T
Tough Acts to Follow; 75 monologs for teens
812.54
W724S
Senior Square: Thirteen lives in search of the twelfth grade: twelve monologues and a rap.
812.5408
M961*
Multicultural Theatre: scenes and monologs from new Hispanic, Asian, and African-American plays
812.5408
S289
Scenes & Monologs: from the best new plays
812.5408
Y81
You’re Making a Scene; scenes from Canadian plays
812.6
A897f
Fifth Planet and other plays (Auburn)
812.6
D475S
Sketch-O-Frenia; 50 short & witty satirical sketches
812.6
M661U*
The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens; 111 One-minute monologues
812.608
L691D
Forensics Series: Duo Practice & competition (Comedic)
812.608
L691D
Forensics Series: Duo Practice & competition (Dramatic)

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822 Call Numbers

Call # Title
822.04108 B826 A Brave and Violent Theatre: Monologues, scenes, and Critical Context from 20th century Irish drama
822.04508
C614*
Classical Monologues (men’s and women’s editions) from 16th, 17th, and 18th century plays
822.04508
C761
The Contemporary Monologue:(vols for Men, Women)
822.04508
M751
Monologues--Men 3: speeches from the contemporary theatre
822.04508
M751
Monologues--Women 2: 50 Speeches from the Contemporary Theatre
822.04508
M835
More Monologues for Women by Women
822.04508
O58*
100 Great Monologues from the Renaissance theatre
822.04508
O94*
Outstanding Stage Monologs and Scenes from the 90’s: Professional auditions for student actors
822.04508
S289*
The Scenebook for Actors: great monologs and dialogs from contemporary & classical theatre
822.0458
M751
Monologues, Men, 3: Speeches from the contemporary theatre
822.33
A8D
More Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women
822.33
A86D
For Women: pocket monologues from Shakespeare
822.33
A86D
Shakespeare’s Ladies
822.33
A86S
Shakespeare's Monologues for Women
822.33
A86S
Soliloquy!: the Shakespeare Monologues (men/women)
822.33
S527S
Shakespeare's Ladies: a second book of speeches for women from Shakespeare's plays
822.33
S527YS
Speak the Speech! Shakespeare’s monologues illuminated
822.9108
C761
Contemporary Scenes for Actors--Men’s and Women’s eds
822.914
B471S
Single Spies; Two Plays About Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt and Talking Heads Six Monologues (Alan Bennett)
822.914
B261C*
Collected Plays (includes) People: Seven Monologues (Peter Barnes)
822.914
B471C
The Complete Talking Heads (Alan Bennett)
822.914
M117P
Picasso’s Women: eight monologues

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Other Areas

Call # Title
220.92
O81F
52 Bible Characters Dramatized: easy-to-use monologues for all occasions
252.61
P769I*
If Only I Had Known: Dramatic Monologues For Advent and Lent
246.7
E59m
Mighty Joe Prompter: another complete book of short scenes for sermons, services, and special seasons
246.7
M588V*
Voices From the Bible: Dramatic Monologs in Worship
792.28 the 4th floor has more scenebooks and books on acting technique under this call number
809.245
M574Y
Your Name Here; an actor/writer’s guide to solo performance
810.8092
O11
O Solo Homo: the new queer performances
811.54
P119F
Faces in a Single Tree: a Cycle of Monologues
817.54
M233F*
50 Great Monologs for student actors: a Workbook of Comedy Characterizations
818.02
A512
American Popular Entertainments: Jokes, Monologues, Bits, and Sketches
818.54
S547H
Hawk Moon: a Book of Short Stories, Poems and Monologues (Sam Shepard)
848.08
A416
All Gall: malicious monologues and ruthless recitations
882.0108
A188*
The Actor's Book of Classical Monologues
In the FICTION section: Speaking With the Angel (filed by title)

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Dialects for Actors

Call # Title
808.8245
K18d
Karshner, R. Dialect Monologues. Two audiocassettes with books.

Vol. One: Monologues performed in thirteen of the most popular speech patterns from the above 25.
Vol Two: Fourteen performances including nine dialects not included above:

  • English South African
  • Afrikaans
  • Cajun
  • Asian Indian
  • Welsh
  • Liverpudlian
  • Northern Irish
  • Hebrew
  • Canadian
427
M149D
Machlin, E. Dialects for the Stage (1 book + 2 Cassettes)
427
S839a
Stern, D. Acting with an Accent. NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD*

Twenty five one-hour cassettes* with manuals teaching the lilt, stress, resonance, and pronunciation of these dialects:

  • American Southern
  • Arabic
  • Australian
  • Boston
  • British North Country
  • Standard British
  • Chicago
  • Cockney
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • French
  • German
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • "Kennedyesque"
  • Mid-West Farm/Ranch
  • "Down East" New England
  • New York City
  • Norwegian/Swedish
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Scottish
  • Spanish
  • Texas
  • West Indian/Black African
  • Yiddish

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