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Duo! The Best Scenes for the 90's
Edited by John Horvath, Lavanne Mueller and Jack Temchin (Applause)

The Actor's Scenebook
Edited by Michael Shulman and Eva Mekler (Bantam)

Contemporary Scenes for Student Actors
Edited by Michael Shulman and Eva Mekler (Penguin)

Modern American Scenes for Student Actors
Edited by Wynn Handman (Bantam Books)

50 Great Scenes for Student Actors
Edited by Lewy Olfson (Bantam)

Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors
Edited by Michael Shulman & Eva Mekler (St. Martin's Paperbacks)

The Actor's Book of Scenes from New Plays
Edited by Eric Lane & Nina Shengold (Penguin Books)

Great Scenes from the World Theatre
Edited by James L. Steffensen, Jr. (Avon)

Scenes and Monologues from the New American Theatre
Edited by Frank Pike and Thomas G. Dunn (A Mentor Book, 1988)

Scenes and Monologues from the Best New Plays
Edited by Roger Ellis (Meriwether)

The Scenebook for Actors
Edited by Norman A. Bert (Meriwether)

The Best Stage Scenes of 1993
Edited by Jocelyn A. Beard (Smith & Kraus)

Two-Character Plays for Student Actors
By Robert Mauro (Meriwether)

Original Audition Scenes for Actors
By Garry Michael Kluger (Meriwether)

On Stage!
By Robert Mauro (Meriwether)

The Best Stage Scenes of 1994
Edited by Jocelyn A. Beard (Smith and Kraus)


Duo! The Best Scenes for the 90's
Edited by John Horvath, Lavanne Mueller and Jack Temchin (Applause)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Beyond Your Command
        Big Time
        Borderline (end w/ "Want to dance?")
        Fresh Horses (start w/ "I hate those girls who were here.")
        Going In (end w/ "goodnight")
        Howdy Dowdy
        Lie of the Mind (start w/ "Now, look - I can't hang around here")
        Lost
        Millenium Approaches (cut lines 7-16)
        Music from a Locked Room
        The Talented Tenth (end w/ "yes")
        The Value of Names (start w/ "Are you finished?")
        Wrong Turn at Lungfish

2 Women:
        Across Oka
        The Early Girl
        Ghost on Fire
        Greenland (start w/ "Don't start, mum")
        Loon Woman (start w/ "Honey, please don't cry")
        Mama Drama (end w/ "You still can't come back here after the baby's born")
        A Narrow Bed (start w/ "So it's definite"
        Paducah
        Playing for Time
        The Road to Mecca (start w/ "I exaggerated a little", end w/ "...quite capable of looking after yourself")
        The Talented Tenth

2 Men:
        Amongst Barbarians (cut Gaoler's part)
        Cat's Paw (start w/ "that makes me uncomfortable", end w/ "that was not my intention")
        Cuba and his Teddy Bear (start w/ "Nothing belongs to you", end w/ "...like a red-blooded American")
        Death in the Pot
        El Salvador (start w/ "Fuller, you just can't walk out on me")
        Hant Gont
        Jeffrey
        Killers (start w/ "Great plan, eh?")
        M. Butterfly (no taking clothes off)
        Man Enough (start w/ "So - how's it going?")
        Medal of Honor Rag
        Meeting with the Winter Bikerider (start w/ "Listen to the wind", end w/ "People always do this to me")
        A Most Secret War (start w/ "Mr. Turing, several days ago you reported a robbery")
        Nasty Little Secrets
        Other People's Money
        The Speed of Darkness (start w/ "That's my grandson", end w/ "A library book")
        A Walk in the Woods

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The Actor's Scenebook
Edited by Michael Shulman and Eva Mekler (Bantam)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Talley's Folly (cut start w/ "his family didn't want me to marry", end "Her name...Lottie Tally")
        Betrayal
        Vievx Carre (cut start w/ "I'd like to remind you", end w' "after dark on Sundays")
        The Collector
        The American Clock
        Modigliani (No chase; no slaps; no sex)
        Anne of a Thousand Days
        Awake and Sing (careful with grab)
        Caligula (no violence)
        Waiting for Lefty (no kiss)
        The Runner Stembles (cut end/ "make me forget"; no kiss)
        Gigi
        Innocent Thoughts, Harmless Intentions (cut start "sorry not happy", change "held" to "threatened"; don't touch)

2 Women:
        Agnes of God (no cigarette)
        Laundry and Bourbon
        A Delicate Balance
        The Great Nebula in Orion
        Everything in the Garden
        Teach Me How to Cry

2 Men:
        True West
        Mass Appeal
        G. R. Point (no struggle)
        Luther (cut end "maker of heaven and earth")
        The Andersonville Trial

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Contemporary Scenes for Student Actors
Edited by Michael Shulman and Eva Mekler (Penguin)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Two for the Seesaw (cut start w/ "Let's get it over with", end w/ "We'll battle it out when you're on your feet")
        I Never Sang for My Father
        The Lion in Winter
        The Crucible (Act II only; few props)
        Kingdom of Earth (cut end w/ "...but something else about you"
        Golden Boy
        Otherwise Engaged (end w/ "because I hate you")
        The Great White Hope (cut start w/ "Jack"; no violence)
        The Cry of Players (cut start w/ "Truth, all or nothing", and "and that I think is the answer")
        The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (cut start w/ "I brought her a fine dress", end "I won't")
        The Tenth Man
        27 Wagons Full of Cotton (cut start w/ "what's your name")
        The Seahorse (cut no violence)
        Serenading Louis
        The Trip Back Down (no violence)
        Dirty Hands
        Days of Wine and Roses
        The Only Game in Town

2 Women:
        In the Boom Boom Room
        Hello from Bertha
        The Killing of Sister George
        Antigone
        The Children's Hour
        Girl on the Via Flaminia

2 Men:
        American Buffalo
        The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel
        Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
        A Man for All Seasons
        Short Eyes
        Streamers (no violence)
        Boys in the Band
        The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
        Inherit the Wind (take license with courtroom)
        Dracula (no violence)

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Modern American Scenes for Student Actors
Edited by Wynn Handman (Bantam Books)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Another Part of the Forest
        The Big Knife (cut in 1/3 any)
        The Crucible (Act II only - cut all violence at end)
        Hatful of Rain (start w/ "How was your day", end w/ "Just every one in awhile")
        Look Homeward Angel
        The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
        Hogan's Goat (cut in 1/2 any)
        The Journey of the Fifth Horse

2 Women:
        The Autumn Garden
        A Roomful of Roses
        The Middle of the Night

2 Men:
        The Strike
        Hatful of Rain
        All the Way Home

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50 Great Scenes for Student Actors
Edited by Lewy Olfson (Bantam)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        The Sleeping Prince (care with Kiss and Grabbing)
        Orpheus Descending (cut smoking match)
        The Second Man (change to "No cigarette, thanks")
        A Doll's House (end "manager the Joint stock bank")
        Uncle Vanya
        The Autumn Garden (cut start w/ "Nick said you wouldn't be coming next summer")
        The Road to Rome
        The Cage
        Goat Song

2 Women:
        The Autumn Garden
        Pride and Prejudice
        The Women
        Uncle Vanya
        Trifles
        The Chalk Garden (cut start w/ "Let's play a game")
        Separate Tables
        Autumn Crocus (cut start w/ "What's on earth's that?", end w/ "I don't want to be just friend")
        Mary of Scotland (cut start w/ "it will never come")

2 Men:
        The Seventh Seal
        Death of a Salesman (cut start w/ "Why does Dad mock me?")

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Great Scenes and Monologues for Actors
Edited by Michael Shulman & Eva Mekler (St. Martin's Paperbacks)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Monday After the Miracle
        Nine
        Teibele and Her Demon (end w/ "you are mine")
        Yentl
        Requiem for a Heavyweight (watch nudity and lovemaking)
        Dancing in the End Zone

2 Women:
        Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (no physical Cont)
        Lydie Breeze (no violence pull to floor)
        A Young Lady of Property
        Piaf (throw bag gently)
        Johnny Bull
        Life and Limb

2 Men:
        Bent (no violence)
        Foxfire
        Another Country
        Split Second (start w/ "you ever kill anybody, Charlie?"; no beer; no grab; no violence)

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The Actor's Book of Scenes from New Plays
Edited by Eric Lane & Nina Shengold (Penguin Books)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        A Different Moon (cut Start w/ "How do I ever know it's mine?")
        Domino Courts (cut no kiss; no slap; no violence)
        Landscape of the Body
        Mojo (cut start w/ "Rennie, why did you make me marry you?", end w/ "Is this her picture?")
        Open Admissions (cut start w/ "Calvin...from the bottom...")
        Progress (cut start w/ "Kids")
        Stops Along the Way (cut start w/ "I want you to see you be happy")

2 Women:
        Homesteaders (cut start w/ "What does your mother do?")
        Sarita (cut No slap; no shaking; no violence)
        Waiting for the Parade (no violence)
        Final Placements
        Between Daylight and Boonville

2 Men:
        Fences (cut start w/ "Your Momma tells me")
        Lie of the Mind (cut start w/ "I knew what she was up to ..."; no falls; no shoves)
        A Prayer for My Daughter (cut start w/ "I figure either of you could've actually blown")
        Principia Scriptoriae (cut no water; no gunfire)

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Great Scenes from the World Theatre
Edited by James L. Steffensen, Jr. (Avon)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        A Clearing in the Woods (2 scenes)
        Death of a Salesman (cut start w/ "Did Biff say anything after I went out", end "go down and try to be quiet")
        Hotel Universe (Act 1 cut start "and what do you suppose", end "I've often wondered")
        The Rainmaker (cut - see instructor)
        Elizabeth the Queen
        Separate Tables (cut start w/ "How did he show his cruelty")
        Summer and Smoke (cut start w/ "Do you have a chill?", end w/ "you and I move different circles")
        Picnic (cut end "I've not gonna")
        Street Scene (end "second scene")
        The Death of Bessie Smith (cut end w/ "oh nothing"; no cigarettes; can change offensive language)

2 Women:
        Anastasia (cut end "my recognition)
        Separate Tables
        The Glass Menagerie (cut start w/ "what have you been doing", end w/ "I'm crippled")
        Dark at the Top of the Stairs (cut start "Cora, I can't let you and the kids", end "from the spirit world")

2 Men:
        Death of a Salesman (cut start w/ "Why does D. mock me / time?", end w/ "known a/ count.")

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Scenes and Monologues from the New American Theatre
Edited by Frank Pike and Thomas G. Dunn (A Mentor Book, 1988)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Fences (end w/ "all you got to give me is salvation?")
        Open Admissions (cut end w /"asking me to see" before violence)
        Scenes and Revelations (cut end w/ "I can't")
        Terra Nova (cut start w/ "Peter asleep?")
        The Dinning Room (end w/ "I want to be here")
        Why the Lord Came to Sand Mountain

2 Women:
        Independence (cut start w/ "You came back")
        Lie of the Mind (cut start w/ "Jake had decided to Kill him")
        Lydie Breeze (no violence pull to floor)
        Third and Oak: The Laundromat (alternate)

2 Men:
        A Soldier's Play
        In Pursuit of the Song of Hydrogen (no cigarettes)
        Vikings (cut - no hitting)

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Scenes and Monologues from the Best New Plays
Edited by Roger Ellis (Meriwether)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Stumps
        Tainted Blood
        Little Victories

2 Women:
        Gleaning/Rebusca
        This One Thing I Do

2 Men:
        Diesel Moon

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The Scenebook for Actors
Edited by Norman A. Bert (Meriwether)

1 Man / 1 Woman:

2 Women:
        Courtship
        The Flight of the Earls
        The Fox
        Loose Ends

2 Men:
        The Diviners
        How I Got That Story

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The Best Stage Scenes of 1993
Edited by Jocelyn A. Beard (Smith & Kraus)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        The Butcher's Daughter
        Julius and Portia Jones
        North East Local
        Play with Repeats
        Snakebit
        The White Rose
        The Years

2 Women:
        The Hope Zone
        Keely and Du
        Remembrance

2 Men:
        All Fall Down
        The Destiny of Me
        The Innocent's Crusade
        Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

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Two-Character Plays for Student Actors
By Robert Mauro (Meriwether)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Uptown/Downtown
        Joan
        My Friend Never Said Goodbye

2 Women:
        My Baby
        The Day Mother Left Home

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Original Audition Scenes for Actors
By Garry Michael Kluger (Meriwether)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        The Break-Up

2 Women:
        The Story
        The Politician

2 Men:
        Brotherhood

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On Stage!
By Robert Mauro (Meriwether)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        The Emergency Room

2 Men:
        Buried Alive

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The Best Stage Scenes of 1994
Edited by Jocelyn A. Beard (Smith and Kraus)

1 Man / 1 Woman:
        Before It Hits Home
        The Cavalcaders
        Hunters of the Soul
        The Kentucky Cycle




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