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National Youth Theatre Monologues

Michael Bryher - Editor Price: $19.95

National Youth Theatre Monologues is an exciting and invaluable collection of audition speeches, all chosen from plays produced by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, spanning more than sixty years as one of the world’s leading companies for young performers

Featuring seventy-five monologues by acclaimed writers such as Zawe Ashton, Moira Buffini, Carol Ann Duffy, Brian Friel, James Fritz, James Graham, Dennis Kelly, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Gbolahan Obisesan, Evan Placey, Sarah Solemani and Jack Thorne, the book offers rich and diverse roles ranging from teens to adults

Each audition speech also comes with invaluable supporting material – compiled by NYT Associate Artist Michael Bryher – to help you perform the piece to its maximum effect, including:

A detailed description of the play that the speech is originally from

Contextual information such as what’s just happened in the play, where the monologue takes place, to whom the character is talking, and what their motivations are

Things to think about when rehearsing and performing the speech

The book also provides extensive advice on choosing a speech, working on it and preparing for auditions

Plus tips and first-hand insights into the monologues from current NYT members and alumni who’ve performed them

An ideal resource for actors auditioning for drama school, the NYT or elsewhere, as well as those preparing for showcases or competitions the National Youth Theatre Monologues offer a wide and diverse range of roles, themes and styles

Meaning you’ll be able to find the speech that’s just right for you

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