Ideal for feiseanna/festivals, exams and concerts, the selections in these books have been specially chosen and adapted by experienced speech and drama teachers. These pieces are ideal for exams and feiseanna and, as with all our material, they have been tried and tested with young people.

Solos, Duologues and Prose Compilations

A Selection of S&D Solos, Duologues, Prose and Recitals

A Selection of Speech & Drama Solos, Duologues, Prose and Recitals by Deirdre Galassi FTCL and Finola Ryan FIBSD. Suitable for exams, auditions and festivals. Featuring adaptations and selections by Yeats, Chekhov, Joyce and Woolf. Recitals on Deirdre of the Sorrows, Joan of Arc and WB Yeats. Challenging work for senior students.

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Contents:
SOLOS
The Way of the World by William Congreve
The Two Faces of Jane Eyre
The Two Faces of Eliza Doolittle

DUOLOGUES
The Only Jealousy of Emer by W.B. Yeats
The Land of Heart’s Desire by W.B. Yeats
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

PROSE
Lines from
The Dead by James Joyce
The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

RECITALS
Deirdre of the Sorrows
St. Joan of Arc
William Butler Yeats

Advice on how to prepare a Solo Selection
Character Chart


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*NEW* Contemporary, Modern and Dramatic Solos

A NEW publication with 13 solos for young women and 6 for young men. These fresh monologues have been chosen and adapted by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan to provide new material with which senior students may display their skills and versatility in exams and Féiseanna. Also included is advice on how to prepare your solos for performance and how to prepare a Shakespearean monologue.

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CONTENTS:

Preparing your monologue
Character Chart
-For Actresses-
ROAD by Jim Cartwright (Clare)
PYGMALION (Act 3) by George Bernard Shaw (Eliza)
DEAR BRUTUS by J.M. Barrie (Margaret)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (Cathy)
SAINT JOAN by George Bernard Shaw (Joan)
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA by George Bernard Shaw (Cleopatra)
YOUNG DEIRDRE OF THE SORROWS by J.M. Synge (Deirdre)
JOAN OF LORRAINE by Maxwell Anderson (Joan)
DIGGING FOR FIRE by Declan Hughes (Emma)
THE LETTER by W. Somerset Maugham (Leslie)
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT by Micheal MacLiammoir (Catherine)
How to prepare a Shakespearean selection
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare (Portia)
TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare (Viola)
-For Actors-
KING RICHARD THE THIRD by William Shakespeare (Duke of Gloucester)
SAINT JOAN by George Bernard Shaw (Chaplain)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (Heathcliff)
DEIRDRE OF THE SORROWS by W.B. Yeats (Conchubar)
DRACULA by Brian Stoker (Jonathan Harker)
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde (Dorian)


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*NEW* Speech and Drama Material *NEW*

A miscellany of solos, duologues and prose extracts suitable for seniors and adults, compiled by Imelda Byrne, FIBSD

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Contents:
DUOLOGUES
Frankenstein: Elizabeth and Justine
Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature
Good Wives: Jo and Laurie
The Duchess of Padua: Moranzone and Guido

SOLO SCENES
Female
Agamemnon: Cassandra
Carmen: Carmen
Frankenstein: Justine Moritz
Good Wives: Jo
Good Wives: Mrs. March
John Gabriel Borkman: Gunhild Borkman
King Lear: Cordelia
The Way of the World: Lady Wishfort
Male
Noah’s Flood: Noah
Salomé: Herod
The Duchess of Padua: Duke
The Winter’s Tale: Autolycus

PROSE EXCERPTS
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stephenson


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Recitals and Prose Selections

Compiled by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan, suitable for Irish Board examinations and feiseanna

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Contents:
Recitals:
How to present a Recital
Oscar Wilde
The Bronte Sisters
Charlotte Bronte
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Murder
Characters from Children’s Literature
Prose:
How to study a Prose selection
Great Expectations
Jane Eyre
Silas Marner
Wuthering Heights
Agnes Grey
Black Beauty
The Railway Children
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Three Men in a Boat
The Wind in the Willows
The Star-Child
Snow-White


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Ideas and Selections for Boys

Compiled by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan, for use in all-boys schools and for boys in exams and feiseanna.

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Contents:
The Voice
Poetry
Choral Poems
Solo Drama (Aladdin, The Pied Piper, Pinocchio, The Snow Queen, Wind in the Willows)
Duologues (The Happy Prince x 2, Oliver Twist, Beauty and the Beast)
Public Speaking
Sight Reading
Mime
Movement to Music
Recitals


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Solos, Duologues, Prose

Compiled by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan, and suitable for speech examinations and festivals

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Contents:
Solos:
A Christmas Carol (Belle speaking to Scrooge)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne speaking to Marilla)
The Secret Garden (Mary speaking)
Jane Eyre (Jane speaking to Mr. Rochester)
The Importance of being Earnest (Cecily speaking to Ernest)
Oliver Twist (Nancy speaking to Bill)
Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth speaking to Mr. Darcy)
She Stoops to Conquer (Kate speaking to her father)
Preparing a Shakespearean selection
Julius Caesar (Brutus speaking)
King Henry VI (Part 1) (Joan La Purcell speaking to Burgundy and then to The Dauphin)
Duologues:
Great Expectations (Miss Havisham and Estella speaking)
Rumpelstiltskin (Miller's Daughter and Rumpelstiltskin)
Cinderella (Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne and Diana)
Prose:
How to prepare a Prose selection
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Snow Queen
The Search for the Tinker Chief
Heidi


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