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The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women from Non-Dramatic Sources

by Stefan Rudnicki

  • ISBN: 9780140157871
  • ISBN10: 0140157875

The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women from Non-Dramatic Sources

by Stefan Rudnicki

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 09/01/1991
  • ISBN: 9780140157871
  • ISBN10: 0140157875
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Description: General Introduction PART I: WITNESS 1. Mirrors to Nature Introduction Linda Hogan--From Walking Aphra Behn--From Oroonoko Mary Botham Howitt-- The Sea Fowler Frances Moore Brooke-- To the Chase, to the Chase! Emily Pfeiffer-- To a Moth that Drinketh of the Ripe October Jane Welsh Carlyle-- To a Swallow Building Under Our Eaves Emily Dickinson-- Dear March--Come in Clarissa Scott Delany-- Solace Sarah Orne Jewett--From A White Heron Soge Track--From The Clearing in the Valley 2. Commentaries and Character Studies Introduction Anne Finch-- The Atheist and the Acorn Mrs. Leicester-- The Mock Hero Elizabeth Trefusis-- The Boy and Butterfly Carolyn Wells-- To a Milkmaid Phoebe Cary-- When Lovely Women Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon-- The Woman Who Used Her Theory Jane Austen--From Sanditon Mrs. Johnson to Lady Susan Tabith Gilman Tenney--From Female Quixotism Mark Twain--From Eve''s Diary Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton)-- Aunt Hetty on Matrimony Frances Miriam Berry Whitcher-- Hezekiah Bedott Kate F. Ellis-- A Sunday Morning Interview On the Servant Girl Question The Last Breakfast at the Mountains Emily Post-- Fad Followers Gloves Smoking Don''ts Eve Merriam-- Tryst Maura Stanton--From Nijinsky Rhoda Lerman--From The Girl that He Marries From God''s Ear Alice Kahn-- The Brie Generation 3. Journeys in History Introduction Fanny Burney-- Pursued by the King Lady Augusta Stanley-- The Duke of Wellington''s Funeral Queen Victoria in Mourning Lady Mary Wortley Montagu-- Overlooking Constantinople Ellen Terry-- America Elizabeth Barrett Browning-- Italy Susan Hale-- To Miss Mary B. Dinsmoor Sylvia Ashton-Warner--From I Passed This Way Isadora Duncan-- D''Annunzio Fanny Kemble--From The Journal of Frances Anne Butler Kate Ryan--From Old Boston Museum Days Billie Burke--From With a Feather on My Nose Umm Kulthum--From The Umm Kulthum Nobody Knows 4. Witnesses to War Introduction Margaret Hill Morris--From her Diary Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker-- A Day of Great Confusion The Blazing Fleet Deborah Sampson Gannett-- An Address Delivered at the Federal-Street Theatre, Boston Margaret E. Breckenridge--From The Princeton Standard, 1862 Eliza Frances Andrews--From The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-65 Emma Adair-- Fred Brown''s Body Mrs. John Harris--From Letters Mrs. A. H. Hoge--From Ladies'' Address at the Packer Institute, Brooklyn, Spring, 1865 Mrs. Belle Reynolds--From her Diary May Sinclair-- Field Ambulance in Retreat (Via Dolorosa, Via Sacra) Anas Nin-- The Grounded Aviator Diana Barnato Walker-- Holding the Line, Britain, 1939-1945 Ida Dobrzanska Kasprzak-- Uprising, Poland, 1939-1945 Dellie Hahne-- Forty Years Later Lynn Bower-- Twilight Zone, Vietnam, 1965-72 Nellie Bianchi-- The Kidnappings Daisy Zamora-- Trapped in the Cross-Fire PART II: ACTOR 5. Polemics Introduction Queen Hatshepsut-- Monument to Amun Joan of Arc-- Statement s Queen Anne Boleyn-- Defiled Is My Name Full Sore Anne Askewe-- Like as the Armed Knight Queen Elizabeth I-- Oh Fortune! Lady Mary Wortley Montagu-- Thoughts on Education Elizabeth Barrett Browning-- An Englishwoman''s Education Miss Wentworth--From Life''s Lessons Mary Wollstonecraft--From A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Maria W. Stewart--From What If I Am a Woman? Susan B. Anthony-- On Woman''s Right to Suffrage Merle Woo-- Whenever You''re Cornered, the Only Way Out Is to Fight 6. Choices Introduction Loi Yau-- An Agreement to Assist a Young Girl Jane Johnson-- Affidavit and Testimony Marjory Fleming--From Daily Diary, 1810 Susan Hale-- School-Days Kate Ryan-- The Little Red Shoes Helen Ward Brandreth-- "I have determined to keep a journal..." Mrs. Mary Robinson-- A Propensity to Intoxication Jane Welsh Carlyle-- Letter to John Sterling S.N. Hoisington-- Wolves at the Door Annette Lecleve Botkin-- An Undependable Sort of Bird Lavina Gates Chapman-- Blow the Building Down Martha Martin-- The Sea Otter Donna Redmond-- I''m Proud to Be a Hillbilly Roberta Victor-- Hooker Carolyn Nearmyer-- Family Farmer Jean Gump-- Swords into Plowshares Dr. Jane Hodgson-- On Probation Zahrah Muhammad--From My Life, An Extended Interview by Susan S. Davis Carmen Prado-- If We Stay Together They Can''t Hurt Us 7. Friends, Lovers and Wives Introduction Gareth Owen-- Friends Sei Shonagon-- On Parting Heloise-- To Abelard Aphra Behn-- In Imitation of Horace Elizabeth Tollet-- Winter Song Mirra Lokhvitskaya-- Tsarina of the Underworld Adelaide Anne Procter-- A Woman''s Question Ellen Mary Patrick Downing-- Were I but His Own Wife Anonymous-- Grief of a Girl''s Heart Anne Bradstreet-- A Letter to Her Husband Lynne Yamaguchi Fletcher-- After Delivering Your Lunch Rhoda Lerman--From Eleanor Mary Shelley-- My Beloved Shelley Lady Catherine Dyer-- Epitaph on the Monument of Sir William Dyer at Colmworth, 1641 Christina Rossetti-- The First Day 8. Daughters, Sisters and Mothers Introduction Emily Dickinson-- Father Does Not Live with Us Now The Last Afternoon That My Father Lived Anonymous-- Oral Testimony of a Former Slave Lucille Clifton--From Generations: A Memoir Anna Lee Walters--From The Warriors Marian Yee-- Wintermelons Karen Dale Wolman--From Telling Mom Kate Douglas Wiggins and Nora Archibald Smith, Editors--From Pinafore Palace I had a little pony Six little mice sat down to spin Bobby Shaftoe''s gone to sea I''ll tell you a story Solomon Grundy Three children sliding on the ice The man in the wilderness asked me If all the world were apple-pie I had a little nut tree If you sneeze on Monday When the wind is in the east Girls and boys, come out to play Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky Christina Rossetti-- Who Has Seen the Wind? Abbie Farwell Brown-- Learning to Play Eliza Lee Follen-- The New Moon Dinah Maria Mulock Craik-- Philip, My King Mirra Lokhvitskaya-- My Sky Jane Cannary Hickok--From Calamity Jane''s Letters to Her Daughter PART III: DREAMER 9. Intimate Visions Queen Elizabeth I-- I Grieve and Dare Not Show My Discontent Orinda (Katherine Fowler Philips)-- Ode Against Pleasure Christina Rossetti-- Passing and Glassing Echo Emily Bront-- Remembrance From Wuthering Heights Anna Kingsford-- The Child on the Cliff The Laboratory Underground Emily Dickinson-- Going to Heaven! There''s Been a Death I Cannot Live with You Nathaniel Hawthorne--From The Scarlet Letter Charlotte Perkins Gilman--From The Yellow Wallpaper Margaret Atwood-- A Night in the Royal Ontario Museum Gareth Owen-- The Park Sappho-- No Pierre Louys--From Chansons de Bilitis iii. Maternal Advice vii. The Passer-by xxix. The Pan-pipe xci. Funeral Song xcii. Hymn to Astarte xciii. Hymn to the Night The Tomb of Bilitis: First Epitaph 10. Epics and Gothics Introduction Sappho-- The Homecoming of Hector and Andromache Marie de France--From The Lay of Sir Launfal Lady Charlotte Elliot-- The Wife of Loki Mrs. Darmesteter (A. Mary F. Robinson)-- A Ballad of Orleans, 1429 Esperanza (Lady Wilde)-- A Wicked Spell A Woman''s Curse Mary C. G. Byron-- The Fairy Thrall The Tryst of the Night Christina Rossetti--From Goblin Market Nazik al-Mala''ikah--From The Viper Ann Radcliffe--From The Romance of the Forest From The Mysteries of Udolpho Elizabeth Gaskell--From The Old Nurse''s Story Lanoe Falconer-- Cecilia''s Gospel Mary E. Braddon--From The Cold Embrace Charlotte Bront--From Jane Eyre Bram Stoker-- Mina Murray''s Journal Robert W. Chambers-- Mary Read Fredric Brown-- Too Far 11. Revelations and Transformations Introduction Philo-Philippa--From To the Excellent Orinda Anne Killigrew-- On a Picture Painted by Her Self... Phillis Wheatley-- On Imagination Alice Meynell-- The M
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