Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience From the Best Contemporary Plays (Applause Acting Series)
A key aspect of the theatrical experience is its immediacy. Theater happens in the moment, emotional connections forged and shared in an instant, creating something elusive and unreproducible every single night.
The Applause Acting Series collects small scenes and monologues that represent those intense, defining theatrical moments, and Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience From the Best Contemporary Plays features some terrific dramatic scenes. Whether it’s a supernatural encounter, a religious awakening, an impassioned rejection of God, or a heartfelt quest for spiritual peace of mind, every scene in this collection allows spirituality to take center stage, drawing out conflict and dramatic tension with ease.
While the framework for the collection is a little flimsy – several of these plays are featured in other Applause Acting Series collections, while others aren’t overtly spiritual and seem out of place – there are some dynamite scenes here, making for tremendous audition material for ambitious young actors.
Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience From the Best Contemporary Plays will no doubt send you hunting for the full texts of certain plays, even while offering choice snippets to encourage and drive the next generation of performers.
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|Page Count||312 pages|
|Publisher||Applause Theatre and Cinema Books|
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