The most comprehensive book of monologs ever With 127 audition pieces, this handbook has a monolog for almost any audition situation. It's important that the actor be inventive and imaginative in performing a monolog. This book shows students how to investigate dramatic and theatrical elements. The first two chapters provide a blueprint for preparing auditions and selecting audition materials. Each monolog also includes a character analysis. The monologs selected for audition performance are conveniently grouped in historical periods from classical to contemporary. All are representative of competitive material found at auditions. A valuable resource. Sample monologs include: Trudy from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Edmund from Long Day's Journey..., Treves from The Elephant Man, Harpagon from The Miser, Nina from The Seagull, Brutus from Jullus Caesar, Phebe from As You Like it, Voluptia from Lysistrata.