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Description - Break the Rules and Get the Part by Lira Kellerman

Not getting the part? Not getting callbacks? Are you angry and depressed at the results of applying archaic rules to superficial, low-stakes, pointless monologues because you know you re capable of so much more in a performance? Break the Rules and Get the Part: Thirty Monologues for Women not only teaches how and why to break the outdated rules you were taught, but unlike other story monologues, each one-minute monologue in this book is written with a clearly defined active and emotional arc in the present. Each comedic, serio-comedic, and dramatic monologue is followed by Helpful Direction: key points that highlight character objectives and intents, several ideas on which emotions to hit and how and where to hit them, and multiple comedic and dramatic suggestions that heighten an actor s individuality and personal essence. Written in the style and tone of a sometimes-potty-mouth but always-down-to-earth acting coach sharing her class secrets, this book is like having the writer and director rehearsing in person with you!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781495075414
ISBN-10: 1495075419
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 135mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Applause Theatre Book Publishers
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lira Kellerman

LIRA KELLERMAN (North Hollywood, CA) has over 14 years of professional experience in Los Angeles as an acting coach, casting director, and talent manager, and over 20 years as a professional actress. She was a columnist for Backstage, LA s premier acting publication, and her blog, The Struggling Actress, offers advice and instruction for new actors wanting to get into the entertainment business.

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