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Contemporary Movie Monologues
Contemporary Movie Monologues 1960-1989 for Audition And Study: A Sourcebook for Actors (Monologue Audition Series)
If you are a learner of English
hoping to go up to a level
higher than simple exchanges
like "How are you?" or "This bag, please,"
take note that monologues, or
long, sometimes one-sided, talks
are necessary.
Monologues are necessary in
true exchanges of
complex ideas or
deeper feelings.

You have to be trained so that
you will be able to keep on
giving attention to your
friend's long talks.
Sometimes you have to give a
long talk to make your opinion
clear to your friends.

And, most of all,
it is necessary for you to
take time training by yourself,
giving ear to recorded talks or
reading out loud yourself,
for hours and hours!

I came across Contemporary Movie Monologues:
A Sourcebook for Actors
a book by Jocelyn Beard and Marisa Smith,
about 1992, when I was
looking for material of
reading out loud.

It has 86 good monologues from
51 motion pictures.

I had a hope to make use of it in
one of my teaching hours but the
book quick went out of print.

More than ten years went by and
now it is back in print as
Contemporary Movie Monologues
1960-1989 for Audition and Study:
A Sourcebook for Actors

Times are better now
because we have DVDs which may
put English letters with the pictures
and a long movie is in
"chapters" or short parts and divisions.

Starting in this April,
I am using the book in
one of my General English
teaching hours.

I will put more aoubt
moving pictures.

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