Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors Improve Your Memory, Concentration & Confidence with Some of the Best Scenes and Monologues of All Time

Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler

St. Martin's Paperbacks



Mass Market Paperbound

368 Pages



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Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors, spanning nearly 500 years of drama, from Shakespearean England to Contemporary Broadway, is a useful tool for every student or actor wanting to improve their acting skills. Included are 80 scenes and monologues from playwrights ranging from William Shakespeare to Anton Chekhov to Wendy Wasserstein. This small and affordable book can help improve memory, concentration, and confidence.


Praise for Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors

"A compilation of some of the greatest scenes and monologues ever written—ranging from Shakespeare to Broadway productions—this book is broken down by category into scenes and monologues for one man and one woman, scenes for two women, scenes for two men, and monologues for both men and women."—Ingram

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  • Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler

  • Michael Schulman has taught acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and at the Actors Studio. He has also written and directed a number of plays for Off-Broadway theatre.

    Eva Mekler is a former actress and playwright who has performed both on and off Broadway.