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THE OBERON BOOK OF MONOLOGUES FOR BLACK ACTORS:
CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY SPEECHES FROM BLACK BRITISH PLAYS
The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors is a unique and invaluable resource in the UK for Black actors searching for monologues for audition, training or showcases. It also gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by Black British playwrights over the last sixty years. This collection features twenty-five speeches by Britain's most prominent black dramatists.
The monologues represent a wide range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Each entry includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a bibliography of the playwright and a scene summary. These books aim to celebrate the early generations of Black British writers who paved the way for the next generation and those who have taken the baton and continue to produce exceptional and groundbreaking work.
The Oberon book of Monologues for Black Actors Volume 1 are published by Oberon Books, supported by Arts Council England, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Society of Authors.
AUDITION SPEECHES FOR BLACK, SOUTH ASIAN AND
MIDDLE EASTERN ACTORS
Drawing from the research carried out in the UK and USA and her strong relationship with theatres in Canada, Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway has found the world’s best contemporary audition speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle-Eastern Actors. This exciting two-book anthology consists of 80 monologues from cutting-edge contemporary writers.
Suitable for teenagers and adults. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages, taken from modern plays, to suit all audition requirements.
Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors: Monologues for Men/Women are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“We are pleased to be supporting this important publication - the first of its kind. This new addition of monologues will play an important role in expanding the choices for aspiring and established actors who define themselves as Black British. Each year we help to train hundreds of young actors and many of them have been crying out for this kind of resource. This collection us also a celebration of diverse new writing - something we do extremely well in this country...I hope we'll see more to follow. .”
— Kerry Michael, Artistic Director Theatre Royal Stratford East