Attention all actors. The best audition speeches ever written and they're all under one cover—129 of the greatest speeches by the greatest playwrights of every theatrical period. From farce to tragedy, from classical Greek and Shakespeare to modern realism. Special features include meaningful descriptions of the cultural seedbeds of each period that produced the plays and their authors. New actable (non-academic) translations of The Greek, of Molière, of Northern European and of Russian playwrights. All of this offered as audition and study material for that crucial part of every player's life—the solo performance. The biggest book value on earth for anyone in the theatre. 6 x 9—208 pages.