December 2016 Fiction & Entertainment Currency Press

Not In The Script: Performance Monologues from Unexpected Places John McCallum, Jenny Nichols

Here are thirty-two exciting monologues, drawn from the work of great storytellers, poets and novelists, from the classic to the contemporary. These pieces do not come from plays but each has a narrative and an action that makes it ideal for theatrical performance. In each case the speaker is a fascinating and engaging —or challenging—character and has a reason for telling the story that is theatrically compelling. Increasingly in recent years some of the most exciting performances have drawn on non-dramatic sources. Here are some suggestions.