Page extent: 128
ISBN: 9781783190560
Binding: PaperBack

The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors: Classical and Contemporary Speeches from Black British Plays. Volume One: Monologues for Women

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway


Foreword by Naomie Harris

How many Black British plays can you name?

Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actresses 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 over twenty speeches by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists. The monologues represent a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary. The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.

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ISBN13 9781783190560
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 128


'Both these books provide any reader with a fascinating and useful resource and we heartily welcome them as essential additions to the library of monologue collections. These are books which will go some way to start redressing the balance for black actors long forced to choose from only three or four playwrights with whom they felt a cultural connection.' Kate Nash and Jasmine Solomon Gardner, Drama Magazine

‘…a useful set of audition pieces for specific groups. Finding the right audition piece can be a real headache so anything which makes the process easier is welcome.’ Susan Elkin - The Stage