This book offers the actor a wide range of speeches that are intended for workshop, audition and classroom use only. Attention should be given to the terms of copyright with specific attention to public performance. Throughout the book, you will encounter 'preceding' and 'intervening' speeches that are presented in a different type-face. These speeches are not to be read and are included in the interest of orientation, duration and consistency. The synopses of the plays cover major plot points and offer a general story outline. They will never, however, compensate for reading and studying the play scripts and viewing videos of the plays that have been brought to film.
Roger Karshner, Editor