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Introduction to Monologues

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Jason Bugeja

on 5 October 2015

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Transcript of Introduction to Monologues

consisting of one character speaking 1-2 minutes
Not Staying In Character
Does not have script memorized
The delivery of lines does not match the "character objective"
Weak "breath support"
Lack of variety of vocal & physically
Lack of confidence & overly apologetic
Script Well Memorized
Character Development Strong
Good use of "breath support"
Has engaging Movement motivated by text
Has a variety of dynamic emotions and physical gestures
Actor utilizes the stage and their body to create the scene
A Dramatic Soliloquy
A long Speech made by one person
A Weak Monologue
A Strong Monologue
How to go from "Weak" to "Chic"
(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
2nd step
1st step
(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
Selecting a
Read Text
Understand its meaning
Establish "your" character
Memorize all of your lines!!
*Explore a variety of different movements, gestures, and vocal qualities
*Utilize your rehearsal space
*Be "off book" when rehearsing
Perform as you have been with your rehearsals, then celebrate for all the hard work
Last step

Why learn them?
Are used for auditions
Strengthens Actor's abilities
Are taken from within a play
Major acting roles will require them (within a scene)
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