About The Book
Here, at last, is a paperback edition of this invaluable acting tool for aspiring teenage actors: an anthology of scenes and monologues from contemporary plays featuring parts for adolescents, with suggestions for the actors on how to perform them. Some fifty selections range from light comedy to serious drama and include passages from the works of the world’s best-loved writers – Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, Lorraine Hansberry, Paul Zindel, William Inge, Charles M. Schulz, James Baldwin, Sholom Aleichem, Anne Frank, Claude Brown, and many more. It’s a marvelous repertoire ideally suited for speech and drama classes – and for actors preparing audition material, or those who are simply pursuing acting for their own pleasure. For each selection there is a detailed description of the character, plot and setting, hints for blocking the scene, tips on improvisation, acting exercises, and more. Judith Roberts Seto currently teaches young actors at the preparatory Division of Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.