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Creating Your Own Monologue Paperback – Nov 1 1999


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  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press; 1 edition (Nov. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581150385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581150384
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 345 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,289,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This book contains two parts. The first part tells you how to write a monologue. The second is a compilation of interviews with one-person show actors and actresses. It is the second part I find most informative where each artist tells what this type of performance means to him. One artist describes it as theatre where the audience is part of the cast. Very true. But I find the monologue writing part of the book useless. Nothing I don't already know. The monologues included in the book are not much better.
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After years of looking all over for that "perfect" monologue I finally bought Mr. Alterman's book. It was a god-send. I actually wrote a WONDERFUL monologue due to this book. I now write monologues all the time and they get a terrific response! This book is really an actors dream Try it, you'll see. It's really a totally empowering book for actors!
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By A Customer on May 13 2000
Format: Paperback
I feel that this book is the most helpful book I've ever read about monologues. Mr. Alterman ABSOLUTELY knows his subject! I have written 5 wonderful monologues due to this brilliant book. Every step was so clear. The interviews were also quite wonderful!
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Format: Paperback
Barely literate grammar and sloppy copy editing match this book's thin content. The book ignores masters of the genre, presents formulae for doing what everybody's doing. Some of the interviews contain useful hints, but nothing to justify purchasing or reading the book. Shame on the publisher!
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By A Customer on Jan. 10 2000
Format: Paperback
I take acting lessons in a group acting course and this book Creating Your Own Monologue, not only helped me with my own acting but the class and coach was thrilled that I had brought it in because using this book helped all of us to improve our work tremendously .
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