One on One: The Best Monologues for Mature Actors (Applause by Stephen Fife

By Stephen Fife

(Applause performing Series). whereas modern tradition can be fixated on younger intercourse charm, the main advanced and engaging characters in dramatic literature were (and nonetheless are) these over forty years previous. even if it is Willy Loman in demise of a salesperson , attractive Teitelbaum in Wendy Wasserstein's Sisters Rosenzweig , or Troy the previous monstrous leaguer in August Wilson's Fences , those characters have a texture and a gravitas that cannot be present in more youthful roles. This quantity selects from classical resources like Euripides' Medea and Shakespeare's King Lear , in addition to modern ones like Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage , Christopher Durang's Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike , and David Lindsay-Abaire's strong humans , to supply a demanding and enriching event for either the committed specialist and the inquisitive amateur.

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