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There’s no shortage of material in these books for exams, class work, feiseanna/festivals and auditions.

Selection of Solos, Duos, Prose & Recitals

More exam, audition and festival pieces. Also Recitals suitable for Irish Board Grade 10. Selected by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan.

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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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Speech and Drama Material

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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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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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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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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Dramatic IRISH Senior Solos

Senior solo pieces suitable for Irish Board of Speech and Drama Grade 8 exams. Selected by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan.

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CONTENTS

How to prepare a Dramatic Solo

Digging for Fire by Declan Hughes (Emily speaking)
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith (Kate speaking)
The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Mrs Candour speaking)
The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge (Pegeen Mike speaking)
The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge (Christy speaking)
The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Cecily speaking)
The Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde (The Duchess speaking)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Dorian speaking)
Deirdre of the Sorrows by John Millington Synge (Deirdre speaking)
Young Deirdre of the Sorrows by John Millington Synge (Deirdre speaking)
The Only Jealousy of Emer by W.B. Yeats (Queen Emer speaking)
Deirdre by W.B. Yeats (King Conchubar speaking)
St. Joan by George Bernard Shaw (The Chaplain speaking)
St. Joan by George Bernard Shaw (Joan speaking)
Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw (Barbara speaking)
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Eliza speaking)
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Eliza speaking)
The Kiss by Austin Clarke (Uirgeal speaking)
The Rightous are Bold by Frank Carney (Nora speaking)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (Mena speaking)
Ill met by Moonlight by Micheal MacLiammoir (Catherine speaking)
Observe the Sons of Ulster marching towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness


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Contemporary, Modern and Dramatic Solos

Audition, examination and festival pieces suitable for older teens/young adults, selected and adapted by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan.

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Contents

Preparing your solo
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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Monologues for Young Actors and Actresses

A lovely new book with 17 fresh adaptations. Compiled by Deirdre Galassi FTCL and Finola Ryan FIBSD. Suitable for exams, auditions and feiseanna.

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Contents:
Advice on how to stage your Monologue
Stage Directions
Character Chart
Dramatic selections for the Young Actress:
The Only Jealousy of Emer (Queen Emer speaking)
The Country Wife (Mrs. Pinchwife speaking)
Great Expectations (Estella speaking)
The Duchess of Padua (the Duchess speaking)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen speaking)
A Little Princess (Miss Minchin speaking)
The Crafty Widow (Rosaura speaking)
The Kiss (Uirgeal speaking)
Deirdre of the Sorrows (Deirdre speaking)
The Duchess of Malfi (the Duchess speaking)
Dramatic selections for the Young Actor:
The Cherry Orchard (Trofimov speaking)
Peter the Pied Piper (The Miller speaking)
A Doll’s House (Helmer speaking)
Doctor Faustus (Dr. Faustus speaking)
The Playboy of the Western World (Christy speaking)
Dr. Frankenstein (Dr. Frankenstein speaking)
Great Expectations (Pip speaking)


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Senior Dramatic Solos

Chosen and adapted by Deirdre Galassi and Imelda Byrne, for the young actress aged 13 and over, suitable for examinations and festivals

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Contents:
Preparation – Dramatic Senior Solo
Washington Square (Catherine)
Jane Eyre (Jane)
Gas Light (Mrs Manningham)
All for Love (Cleopatra)
The Provok’d Wife (Lady Fanciful)
Extract from Mary Stuart (Queen Elizabeth I)
Joan Dedicates Her White Armour (Joan)
The Apple Cart (Orinthia)
A Doll’s House (Nora)
The Seagull (Nina)
Major Barbara (Barbara)
Uncle Vanya (Sonya)
The School for Scandal (Mrs Candour)
Deirdre of the Sorrows (Deirdre)
The Playboy of the Western World (Margaret Flaherty (Pegeen Mike))


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Short Junior Dramatic Solos Book 2

Chosen and adapted by Deirdre Galassi and Imelda Byrne, for ages 7 – 12 years, suitable for examinations and festivals

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Contents:
How to prepare a Dramatic Solo
The Nightingale (Gardener’s Daughter)
The Nightingale (Kitchen Maid)
The Secret Garden (Colin)
Another Boring Day (Child)
Snow White (Lady-in-Waiting)
Snow White (Wicked Queen)
Goldilocks & the Three Bears (Goldilocks)
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (Queen of Narnia)
Rapunzel (Witch)
The Wind in the Willows (Toad)
Rip van Winkle(Rip)
Alice in Wonderland (Mad Hatter)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne)
Jane Eyre (Jane)
Pied Piper (Mayor)


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Short Junior Dramatic Solos Book 1

Chosen and adapted by Deirdre Galassi and Imelda Byrne, for ages 7 – 11, suitable for examinations

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Contents:
How to prepare a Short Junior Drama Solo
The Little Princess (Sara)
The Canterville Ghost (Ghost)
The Snow Queen (Robber Maid)
The Snow Queen (Magician)
The Snow Queen (Raven)
The Wind in the Willows (Rat)
The Remarkable Rocket (Frog)
Peter Pan (Peter)
Peter Pan (Peter)
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Through the Looking Glass (Humpty-Dumpty)
Alice in Wonderland (Alice)
Through the Looking Glass (Red Queen)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Becky)
Pinocchio (Gepetto)
The Frog Prince (Frog)
The Railway Children (Roberta)
The Wizard of Oz (Witch of North)
Mary Poppins (King)
Little Women (Jo)


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Solos Book 4

44 new solos/monologues for festivals/feiseanna, for ages 6-16, chosen and adapted by Audrey Meredith LGSM

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Contents:
The Water Babies (Mrs. Garefowl)
Goldilocks & the Three Bears (Goldilocks)
The Sleeping Beauty (The Bad Fairy)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne)
Cinderella (Fairy Godmother)
Jane Eyre (Jane)
Big Claus & Little Claus (Little Claus)
The Angel of Nitshill Road (Celeste)
The Tinder Box (Witch)
What Katy Did (Katy)
The Little Mermaid (The Sea Witch)
Toad of Toad Hall (Marigold)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne)
Dear Brutus (Margaret)
What Katy Did (Dorry)
Mary Poppins (Mrs. Corry)
The Canterville Ghost (Virginia)
Daddy-Long-Legs (Judy)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road (The Black ‘Droid)
Pollyanna (Pollyanna)
The Wind in the Willows (Mole)
Little Women (Amy)
Tom Sawyer (Tom)
Amnesia to the Rescue (Amnesia)
The Emperor’s Nightingale (Emperor)
Hypathia Crabtree, Witch-Hunter (Hypathia)
Find Me (Verity)
Monica, Movie Star (Monica)
Dracula (Count Dracula)
The Seller of Dreams (Girl)
Find Me (Mark)
This Property Is Condemned (Willie (a Girl))
Gregory’s Girl (Gregory)
Lisa the Beautiful (Baba Yaga)
Pride & Prejudice (Lydia)
Finula Feeny’s Life (Finula)
The Diary of Adrian Mole (Adrian)
Wuthering Heights (Cathy)
Go Ask Alice (Alice)
Willy Wonka (Mrs. Gloop)
Girl, Interrupted (Lisa)
The Turn Of The Screw (Miss Giddens)
Lizzie Borden (Brigid)
The Barretts Of Wimpole Street (Henrietta)


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Solos Book 3

17 solos/monologues for young women aged 16 and over, chosen and adapted by Audrey Meredith LGSM

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Contents:
Gone With the Wind (Scarlett O Hara)
When a Man Loves A Woman (Alice)
The Turn of the Screw (Mrs Grose)
Mrs O’Leary on Divorce (Mrs. O’Leary)
The Dead (Gretta)
All About Eve (Margot Channing)
Lizzie Borden (Bridget)
The Secret Life of Finula Feeny (Finula)
The Crucible (Mary Warren)
The Playboy of the Western World (Sarah Tansey)
Dracula (Mena)
Young Bess (The Princess Elizabeth)
The Goddess (Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe))
When A Man Loves A Woman (2) (Alice)
The Plough and the Stars (Nora)
The Barrets of Wimpole Street (Henrietta)
The Righteous Are Bold (Nora)


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Solos Book 2

17 more solos/monologues for ages 9-15, chosen and adapted by Audrey Meredith LGSM

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Contents:
Miss Hypatia Crabtree – Witch Hunter
Tom Sawyer
What Katy Did
Sabrina
Find Me: Verity
The Little Mermaid
Great Claus and Little Claus
Monika the Movie Star
The Water Babies
Mary Poppins
Amnesia to the Rescue
Find Me – Mark
This Property Is Condemned
The Tinder Box
The Emperor’s Nightingale
Go Ask Alice
Little Women


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Solos Book 1

25 solos/monologues for ages 10-18, chosen and adapted by Audrey Meredith LGSM

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Contents:
Blood Wedding (The Mother)
The Canterville Ghost (Virginia)
Cinderella (Fairy Godmother)
Dracula (Count Dracula)
The Fisherman and His Soul (The Young Witch)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road (Black ‘Droid)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Loreli)
Ill Met By Moonlight (Catherine)
Jane Eyre (Jane)
Julius Caesar (Calpurnia)
Lisa the Beautiful (Baba Yaga)
Little Women (Amy)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Playboy of the Western World (Widow Quinn)
Pride and Prejudice (Lydia Bennet)
Quality Street (Phoebe)
Rebecca (Mrs Danvers)
The Seller of Dreams (Girl)
Shirley (Shirley)
Tom Sawyer (Huck)
Under The Hawthorn Tree
Who Am I? (Fate)
Willy Wonka (Mrs Gloop)
The Wind in The Willows (Mole)
Wuthering Heights (Cathy)


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World of Make-Believe (Book1): Solos for Juniors

The World of Make-Believe: Solos for Juniors. A new collection of 22 solo pieces designed for young actors and actresses, suitable for exams and festivals. Selected and adapted by Deirdre Galassi FTCL and Imelda Byrne FIBSD.

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CONTENTS
Aladdin – Magician
A Little Princess – Miss Minchin
A Little Princess – Sara
Frankenstein – Doctor Frankenstein
How Jan Klaassen cured the King – Jan
How Jan Klaassen cured the King – Katryn
Little Women – Amy
Saint Joan – Joan
Sleeping Beauty – Jarinda
The Diary of Anne Frank – Anne
The Heartless Princess – Duchess
The Innocents – Flora
The Magic Mirror – Snow White (two selections)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
The Sea King’s Daughter – Sea Serpent
The Secret Garden – Mary (two selections)
The Tinder Box – Witch
Toad of Toad Hall – Mole
Wuthering Heights – Isabella (two selections)
Guidelines on preparing your solo drama scene


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World of Make-Believe (Book) 2: Solos for Seniors

The World of Make-Believe: Solos for Seniors. A new collection of 18 solo pieces designed for the over 12s, suitable for exams and festivals. Selected and adapted by Deirdre Galassi FTCL and Imelda Byrne FIBSD.

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Contents
A Doll’s House – Nora
Ajax – Ajax (male)
Alien Corn – Elsa
Androcoles and the Lion – Androcoles (male)
Antigone – Ismene
Antony and Cleopatra – Cleopatra
Joan of Arc – Joan
Lady Windermere’s Fan – Mrs. Erlynne
Mary Stuart – Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart – Mary Stuart
Our Town – Emily
St. Joan – Joan
St. Joan – Joan
The Bear – Smirnov (male)
The Miser – Harpagon (male)
Uncle Vanya – Elena
Wuthering Heights – Catherine
Wuthering Heights – Heathcliff (male)
Guidelines on the preparation of your dramatic solo selection


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