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Monologues for Women

Edited by Martha Burns


160 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: April 2014

ISBN 9781550229905

Rights: US & CA

ECW Press (Apr 2014)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


The best 21st-century playwrights offer powerful narratives for the fairer sex

Chosen by theater professionals for their compelling stories and rich characters, these 40 female monologues have been culled from the most important and entertaining plays of the last decade. Each piece, from the deeply emotional to the scathingly hilarious, is accompanied by context from the play it comes from, past production information, and helpful commentary from professionals who previously performed the piece. Professional and amateur actors, acting students, and drama teachers will find pieces to both study and perform in this practical collection of current monologues.

Author Biography

Martha Burns is an award-winning stage and screen actress who is known for her work in youth theater and her leading role in the Canadian television drama Slings and Arrows. She is an instructor at George Brown College and Ryerson University. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.