‘A Selection of Speech and Drama Solos, Duologues, Prose and Recitals’ has been published by the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. Compiled by Deirdre Galassi and Finola Ryan, the book contains a new and vibrant collection of pieces adapted and collated from works by Yeats, Joyce, Chekhov, Woolf and others.


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

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

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

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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