Performing Arts Elvis Monologues

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Elvis Monologues

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9780435070441: Elvis Monologues

Are you looking to throw some gyration in your oration? These days, when auditions are bogged down with endless regurgitations of The Swan of Avon, why not get things all shook up with the King from Memphis? Certainly no stranger to the stage or screen, Elvis once said "the only thing worse than seeing a bad movie is being in one." Well, certainly the same goes for monologues.

Fresher than untrod-upon new blue suede, this one-of-a-kind collection provides an untapped resource of inspiring, witty, and entertaining monologues--all relating to the legend of Elvis Aron Presley.

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Lavonne Mueller is a published playwright, textbook author, editor, and Fulbright Fellow. She has had more than ten plays produced Off-Broadway and her play The Only Woman General earned the Critic's Choice award at the Edinburgh Festival. She is currently a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in playwriting. Mueller is editor of Elvis Monologues (1997) and Baseball Monologues (1996), both published by Heinemann.

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Presleyana completists will certainly want to see this intriguing collection of monologues that together, says editor Mueller, "have ironically presented all the things that the real Elvis is and isn't." Some are touching explorations of what Elvis and, more important, the image of Elvis mean to people. Many are written in what might be called E-speak--southern American English with lots of references to hound dogs and Dixie cuisine--but "My Bonny Elvis" is in a mildly Scottish dialect. Uniting them all is that they are, finally, about the myth of Elvis, which has had effects far greater than anything the man could have achieved had he lived longer. Quirky and occasionally goofy or sappy, sometimes in genuine and revealing ways, these monologues are not all great writing. They are all sincere, though, and sure to please the legions of Elvis fans and maybe even send some to their own epiphanous encounters with his spirit. Mike Tribby

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