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Ultimate Audition Book, Volume 4 : 222 Comedy Monologues, 2 Minutes and Under,9781575254203

Ultimate Audition Book, Volume 4 : 222 Comedy Monologues, 2 Minutes and Under

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1575254204
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Pub. Date:
5/30/2005
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Smith & Kraus Pub Inc
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Summary

The Hottest Collection of Comedy Monologues Available! If you've ever searched for a good comic monologue-whether for a professional audition, a class, or a competition-you know how frustrating the hunt can be. We've combed over some of the world's best comic writing to bring you 222 Comic Monologues: Two Minutes and Under. It's all funny stuff here: classic and contemporary works; roles for men and women ages 7 to 100; entertaining voices from writers as varied as Christopher Durang and Langston Hughes, orothy Parker and Steve Martin, Margaret Cho and Molière. You'll find shades of comedy from light to dark: situational humor, word play, absurdity, and surrealism. These monologues are alternately romantic, silly, militant, downright zany-first-rate character work by both new and established comic writers.

Author Biography

IRENE ZIEGLER ASTON is an actor, teacher, playwright, and novelist. Most recently, she played Maggie Runyon in The Contender (nominated for two academy awards) and can currently be seen as Mrs. Laughlin in Showtime's series, Going to California. She has taught speech, oral interpretation, and acting at Eastern Michigan University, Old Dominion University, and the University of Richmond, where she was an Artist in Residence.JOHN CAPECCI holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and has nearly twenty years experience coaching, teaching, and presenting public performances. John has taught communication techniques and performance theory and practice to high school, undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners. He is an editor, along with Irene Ziegler, of The Ultimate Audition Book II: 222 Monologues from Literature, Two Minutes and Under, The Ultimate Audition Book III: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under from the Movies, The Ultimate Audition Book IV: 222 Monologues, Two Minutes and Under. He also has published essays on the performance of literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
WOMEN'S COMIC MONOLOGUES
Absence of Gray Matter, Weckesser
2(2)
All Mistaken, or The Mad Couple (2), Howard
4(3)
The Altruists, (2), Silver
7(2)
Always Ridiculous, Echegaray
9(1)
The Arkansas Tornado, Rogers
10(1)
As You Like It, Shakespeare
11(1)
Bad Dates, Rebeck
12(1)
Battle of the Sexes, Heimel
13(2)
The Beaux' Stratagem, Farquhar
15(1)
Bebe's by Golly Wow, Joe
16(1)
Between the Lines, Smith
17(2)
Black Thang, Essandoh
19(1)
But the One on the Right, Parker
20(1)
Butterflies are Free, Gershe
21(1)
By Faith Alone, Cooke
22(1)
The Casket Comedy, Plautus
23(1)
Catholic Schoolgirls, Kurtti
24(1)
Check, Please, Tucker
25(1)
The Coal Diamond, (2), Lauro
26(2)
Confessions of a Shopaholic, Kinsella
28(1)
The Country Wife, Wycherly
29(2)
Cuthbert's Last Stand, (2), Biss
31(3)
'dentity Crisis, Durang
34(2)
The Double-Dealer, Congreve
36(1)
driver's ed, Schutzman
37(1)
The Dutch Courtesan, (2), Marston
38(2)
The Ecclesiazus, Aristophanes
40(1)
Flesh and Bones, King
41(1)
Folé! Olé!, Allen
42(1)
F-Stop, Humphrey
43(1)
Galaxy Video, Morales
44(1)
Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), MacDonald
45(2)
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, Robbins
47(1)
He Said, Then I Said, Edwards
48(1)
Heading West, Goulding
49(2)
Hold Please, (2), Weisman
51(2)
An Ideal Husband, Wilde
53(1)
I'm the One that I Want, Cho
54(1)
The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde
55(1)
Jesus Loves Good Christians, Dawes
56(2)
Juno Agonistes, De Christopher
58(1)
Kitchen Sink Drama, Biss
59(1)
L.A., Heimel
60(2)
Lady Windermere's Fan, Wilde
62(2)
Love Allways, Taylor and Bologna
64(2)
Madame Fickle, Durfey
66(1)
Make Me Laugh, Clown, Notaro
67(1)
Martian Gothic, Nigro
68(1)
Mimiamboi, Herodas
69(2)
New York Water, Bobrick
71(1)
Once Upon a Mattress, Thompson, Barer, and Fuller
72(1)
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Martin
73(2)
Pius and Me, Byers
75(1)
Polly Honeycombe, Colman
76(1)
Pretzels and Longing, Eisenstein
77(1)
The Provoked Wife, Vanbrugh
78(1)
The Rivals, Sheridan
79(1)
Ruling Passion, (2), Horton
80(4)
Screaming Violet, Grimberg
84(1)
Seating and Other Arrangements, Kahn
85(2)
Smashing, Berman
87(1)
Three Weeks After Marriage, Foote
88(1)
True Story, (2), Williams
89(3)
U.S. Drag, Gionfriddo
92(1)
vagina dentata, Chapman
93(2)
Valhalla, (2), Rudnick
95(2)
The Way of the World, Congreve
97(1)
What's Rennet?, Fehér
98(2)
Where's My Money?, Shanley
100(1)
White Elephants, Martin
101(1)
Why Women Need Big, Strong Rich Men, Heitman
102(1)
Winner of the National Book Award, Willett
103(2)
A Woman of No Importance, Wilde
105(3)
FEMALE SERIOCOMIC MONOLOGUES
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Kushner
108(1)
Blown Away, Walker
109(1)
The Brothers, (2), Collins
110(2)
The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Childs
112(1)
Careless Vows, Marivaux
113(1)
Dear John, Somkin
114(2)
Empire Falls, Russo
116(1)
Hey for Honesty, Randolph
117(1)
Hot Flashes, Cold Horses, Lavine
118(1)
Johnnieruth, (2), Birtha
119(4)
Kimberly Akimbo, Lindsay-Abaire
123(1)
Lady Windemere's Fan, Wilde
124(2)
The Last Cigarette, Kramer
126(2)
Lovers, Friel
128(1)
Mama Day, Naylor
129(1)
Normal Girl, Jong-Fast
130(1)
Omnium Gatherum, Rebeck and Gersten-Vassilaros
131(1)
Perfect Body, Meier
132(1)
The Perfect Fight, Lee
133(2)
Picasso, Maybe
135(2)
Says I, Says He, Hutchinson
137(1)
The School of Beauty and Charm, Sumner
138(1)
Screaming Violet, Grimberg
139(1)
Smugglers Three, Lavine
140(1)
Spell #7, Shange
141(2)
Storage, Samra
143(2)
To Die for Want of Lobster, McNickle
145(1)
Tophet Point, Swanson
146(2)
True Story, Williams
148(2)
White Linoleum, Cole
150(4)
MALE COMIC MONOLOGUES
The 72-Ounce Steak, Kramer
154(2)
Actor!, Stroppel
156(1)
Alien Idiots, Krzemien
157(1)
Amphitryon, Dryden
158(1)
Anton in Show Business, (2), Jane Martin
159(2)
The Arkansas Tornado, Rogers
161(1)
The Bachelor's Soliloquoy, Anonymous
162(2)
The Bad-Tempered Man, Menander
164(1)
Benefit, Bogosian
165(2)
Bigfoot Stole My Wife, Carlson
167(1)
Birth, Jaja
168(1)
Black Thang, (2), Essandoh
169(2)
The Boor, Chekhov
171(2)
Boy's Life, Korder
173(2)
Calling Wanda, Gogerty
175(1)
Casina, Plautus
176(1)
The Casket Comedy, Plautus
177(1)
Changes in the Memory After Fifty, Steve Martin
178(1)
The Clawfoot Interviews, Trieschmann
179(1)
The Clouds, (3), Aristophanes
180(5)
The Constant Couple, Farquhar
185(1)
Contest, Hughes
186(1)
The Contrast, Tyler
187(1)
The Country Wit, Crowne
188(1)
The Customs Collector in Baggy Pants, Ferlinghetti
189(1)
Dating Your Mom, Frazier
190(1)
Dick, Rothstein
191(2)
The Discovery, Sheridan
193(2)
The Doctor in Spite of Himself, Molière
195(2)
Dominic, Matsushita
197(2)
Duane, Matsushita
199(2)
Dumb as a Brick, Knight
201(1)
The Fawn, (2), Marston
202(2)
Good Evening, Cook and Moore
204(1)
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, (2), Robbins
205(3)
An Indignation Dinner, Corrothers
208(2)
Life Without Leann, Doyle
210(2)
Love Tricks, Shirley
212(1)
The Mathematics of Change, Kornbluth
213(1)
Mexican American, Najera
214(1)
The Minor, Foote
215(1)
Monster in a Box, Gray
216(1)
My Heart and the Real World, White
217(1)
Never Tell, (2), Christy
218(2)
The Old Bachelor, (2), Congreve
220(2)
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, (2), Steve Martin
222(2)
The Projectors, Wilson
224(1)
Psycho Beach Party, Busch
225(1)
Red Diaper Baby, Kornbluth
226(2)
Remedial English, Smith
228(1)
Romance in D, Sherman
229(1)
The School, Barthelme
230(2)
Sophistry, Sherman
232(1)
The Spellin' Bee, Dunbar
233(2)
Stick a Fork in It, Pal, Knight
235(1)
The Virtuoso, Shadwell
236(1)
Wasp, Steve Martin
237(1)
Where's My Money?, Shanley
238(2)
MALE SERIOCOMIC MONOLOGUES
Afternoon Lovers, Wark
240(1)
Baby With the Bathwater, Durang
241(1)
Bang, Lerner
242(1)
bear trap, Chapman
243(2)
Beeperless Remote, Whitfield
245(1)
The Commissioner, Courteline
246(1)
Coriolanus, Shakespeare
247(2)
The Country Wife, Wycherly
249(1)
Crush Everlasting, Ulrich
250(1)
The Fair Maid of the Exchange, Heywood
251(1)
The Fairy Garden, Kondoleon
252(1)
The Great Galeoto, Echegaray
253(1)
Imposters, Warner
254(1)
Jails, Hospitals and Hip-Hop, Hoch
255(2)
Kimberly Akimbo, Lindsay-Abaire
257(1)
Lady of the Lyons, Bulwer-Lytton
258(1)
The Lady's Last Stake, Cibber
259(1)
The Liars, Jones
260(2)
Lovers, Friel
262(1)
The Magic Realists, Terry
263(1)
The Menaechme, Plautus
264(1)
Money, Bulwer-Lytton
265(1)
Moonshine, Nolan
266(2)
Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare
268(1)
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde
269(2)
Population Growth, Stratford
271(1)
Scotch and Donuts, Longenbaugh
272(1)
Sleepin' at Doug's, White
273(2)
Some People, Hoch
275(2)
The Tempest, Shakespeare
277(1)
Temptation, Hughes
278(1)
The Traitor, Shirley
279(1)
Two Gentlemen of Verona, (2), Shakespeare
280(4)
Female/Male MONOLOGUES
Acme Temporary Services, Eisenstein
284(2)
America (It's Gotta Be the Cheese), Kadosh
286(2)
A Midsummer's Night Dream, Shakespeare
288(1)
My Parents, McCabe
289(1)
Schoolhouse Rock, Martin
290(2)
The Tempest, Shakespeare
292(1)
Till We Meet Again, Crowther
293(2)
Indices
Monologues by Age and Gender
295(4)
Classic and Contemporary Monologues by Gender
299(3)
Monologues by Voice
302(1)
Permission Acknowledgments
303


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