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SPCH 2434 Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques
Scene and stage monologue resources

Books on Reserve

Finding books in other libraries

Requesting books from other libraries

Your instructor has asked the UMC Library place on Reserve several books containing the text of monologues and short scenes from various types of plays as a resource for material for SPCH 2434 Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques.  The first eight books listed below contain text of the monologue or lines from the plays.  Ask for these by the call number at the UMC Library Circulation desk.


The last book, The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, contains short summaries of plays and lists monologues for males and females, and scenes for male and female actors by material type (comedy, dramatic) and character's age range. This text does not contain the text of the monologue or scene but does indicate where the text can be found.   If the UMC Library does not have the play or monologue we can generally obtain it for you.

McCoppin 01 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 C660s
Scenes for young actors. (1973). Cohen, Lorraine New York, N.Y. : Avon Books.

McCoppin 02 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 St47s
Sensational scenes for teens : the scene studyguide for teen actors. (2001). Stevens, Chambers. South Pasadena, Calif. : Sandcastle Pub. & Distribution.

McCoppin 03 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 B464b 2004
The Best stage scenes of 2004. (2004). Lepidus, D. L. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus.

McCoppin 04 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 B464b 2005
The Best stage scenes of 2005. (2006). Lepidus, D. L. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus.

McCoppin 05 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 B464b 2003
The Best stage scenes of 2003. (2004). Lepidus, D. L. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus.

McCoppin 06 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 B380b
The best stage scenes for women from the 1980's. (1991). Beard, Jocelyn. and Graham, Kristin. Newbury, Vt. : Smith and Kraus.

McCoppin 07 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 L24a
The Actor's book of scenes from new plays. (1988). Lane, Eric and Shengold, Nina New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books.

McCoppin 08 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 Ac87c
The Actor's book of contemporary stage monologues (1987). Shengold, Nina. New York, NY : Penguin Books.

McCoppin 09 Library Reserve Two Hour Loan 808.824 H764u
The ultimate scene and monologue sourcebook : an actor's guide to over 1,000 monologues and scenes from more than 300 contemporary plays. (1994). Hooks, Ed. New York : Back Stage Books.

How to search for monologues, scenes and plays not held by UMC Library. 

If you do not find a monologue or play you like you can search for an alternative.  The best place to start is MNCAT – All University of Minnesota Campuses Catalog. If you know the exact title or the author of a work you can use the browse search. If you remember a part of the title you can search using keyword.

Searching by subject headings can be effective.  Below are some subject heading searches which you might use to find material (clicking the subject heading does the search with a list of books):

Monologues - 204 items on the results list

Acting -- Auditions - 86 items on the results list

Stage fighting - 17 items on the results list (check with the instructor before using one of these)

Drama -- Collections - 257 items on the results list

Doing a keyword search using a subject heading term and additional terms can narrow your search. The keyword search Monologues humorous finds 15 items.

How to request monologues, scenes and plays from other University of Minnesota Libraries.


General

The general UMC Library interlibrary Loan (ILL) form is at http://library.umcrookston.edu/loanrequest.htm

If you know the title, author, and publication information for a book which has the monologue or scene from a play you can use this to request the book.


All Campus Catalog


If you search in the University of Minnesota All Campuses Catalog and find a book that you would like to borrow click on the Full View link and you will see a link ILL Request for U of M Crookston - Authentication required as one of the options at the top of the Full View record.

Clicking this link brings up the X.500 log in screen requiring your internet username and password. After you have logged in, click on Last Search (at the bottom of the screen) to relocate the record for the item you want to borrow. You only have to log in once during the session.

Clicking link ILL Request for U of M Crookston - Authentication required a second time generates an Interlibrary Loan request form for the book with your borrower information already filled in. You have to ok the copyright and provide a date not needed by and you are good to go.