The Oberon book of monologues for Black actors. Monologues for women. Volume 1 : classical and contemporary speeches from Black British plays / selected and introduced by Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway.

  • London : Oberon Books Ltd 2013
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1 online resource (119 pages).
  • 9781783190560
  • 9781783195558
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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  • Cover -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Dedication -- Contents -- Classical Monologues -- Flesh to a Tiger (Barry Reckord) -- Della -- The Death of a Black Man (Alfred Fagon) -- Jackie -- Strange Fruit (Caryl Phillips) -- Mother -- Meetings (Mustapha Matura) -- Jean -- Rose's Story (Grace Dayley) -- Rose -- Chiaroscuro (Jackie Kay) -- Opal -- Back Street Mammy (Trish Cooke) -- Maria -- The Dragon Can't Dance (Earl Lovelace) -- Cleophilda -- Contemporary Monologues -- Mules (Winsome Pinnock) -- Allie -- To Rahtid (Sol B River) -- Mout -- Absolution (Malika Booker) -- Shevaun -- The Gift (Roy Williams) -- Janet -- Shoot 2 Win (Jo Melville, Tracey Daley and Jo Martin) -- Jackie -- B is for Black (Courttia Newland) -- Imani -- Two Step (Rhashan Stone) -- Mona -- Fix Up (Kwame Kwei-Armah) -- Alice -- Gone Too Far! (Bola Agbaje) -- Paris -- Black Crows (Linda Brogan) -- Hazel -- Muhammed Ali and Me (Mojisola Adebayo) -- Mojitola -- Family Man (Rikki Beadle-Blair) -- Nana Grace -- Random (Debbie Tucker-Green) -- Sister -- Identity (Paul Anthony Morris) -- Maureen -- Egusi Soup (Janice Okoh) -- Mrs Anyia -- Chewing Gum Dreams (Michaela Coel) -- Tracey Gordon -- Resurrections in the Season of the Longest Drought ('Biyi Bandele-Thomas) -- Mebude -- Note -- Publications -- Stratford East.
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  • 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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