Contemporary Duologues Collection
Ebook, 704 pages ISBN: 9781780018782Publication Date:
23 Mar 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£24.99 £19.99You save £5.00 (20%)

Contemporary Duologues Collection

Two Men | Two Women | One Man & One Woman

Edited by Trilby James

Ebook £24.99£19.99

Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills

This collection, available only as an ebook, combines all the material available in the separate print volumes, Contemporary Duologues: Two Men, Contemporary Duologues: Two Women and Contemporary Duologues: One Man & One Woman.

As an actor at any level – whether you are doing theatre studies at school, taking part in youth theatre, preparing for drama-school showcases, or attending professional acting workshops – you will often be required to prepare a duologue with a fellow performer. Your success is often based on locating and selecting a fresh, dynamic scene suited to your specific performing skills, as well as your interplay as a duo. Which is where this book comes in.

This collection features seventy-five fantastic duologues, mostly written since the year 2000 by some of our most exciting dramatic voices, offering a wide variety of character types and styles of writing.

Playwrights featured include Mike Bartlett, Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, Helen Edmundson, Ella Hickson, Sam Holcroft, Anna Jordan, Lucy Kirkwood, Evan Placey, Jessica Swale and Jack Thorne, and the plays themselves were premiered at the very best theatres across the UK including the National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, the Traverse in Edinburgh, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Almeida, Bush, Hampstead and Royal Court Theatres.

The collection is divided into three sections, with twenty-five duologues for two men, twenty-five for two women, and a further twenty-five for one man and one woman.

Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, Trilby James equips each duologue with a thorough introduction including the vital information you need to place the piece in context (the who, what, when, where and why) and suggestions about how to perform the scene to its maximum effect (including the characters' objectives).

The collection also features an introduction on the whole process of selecting and preparing a duologue, and how to present it to the greatest effect. The result is the most comprehensive and useful contemporary duologue book of its kind now available - and this combined ebook represents great value for money.

'Sound practical advice... a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike' Teaching Drama Magazine on The Good Audition Guides


The use of the word 'Man' and 'Woman' in the title of this duologue collection refers to the characters as originally written, and is not intended to suggest any restriction in terms of usage.

We encourage performers of all gender identities to explore and choose any duologue that they connect with as an individual, and not feel constrained by who it was originally written to be performed by.

Ebook,704 pages ISBN: 9781780018782Publication Date:
23 Mar 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£24.99 £19.99You save £5.00 (20%)

Also by Trilby James:

Contemporary Monologues for Women
Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female
Contemporary Monologues for Men: Volume 2
Contemporary Duologues: Two Women
Contemporary Duologues: Two Men
Contemporary Duologues: One Man & One Woman
Contemporary Monologues for Women: Volume 2
Contemporary Monologues for Men
Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Male

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