Two books today, split by gender:
New Monologues for Women (and for Men) EACH feature forty monologues from plays published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama recently. The monologues are selected by the editor, Geoffrey Colman, on account of their relevance to drama school students and recent graduates entering the profession.
Each monologue is preceded by an introductory paragraph, written by the editor, outlining the setting, character type, and point in the plot. Suggestions are offered for staging, character interpretation, points of significance in the text, and how to draw from decisions made in professional productions.
This collection is the go-to resource for the auditioning actor with an insatiable appetite for new, original and excellent material.