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Shakespeare - Monologues, Soliloquies, and Asides

Students examine the differences between monologues, soliloques, and asides.

Anthony Vassallo

on 4 November 2013

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Transcript of Shakespeare - Monologues, Soliloquies, and Asides

Monologues, Soliloquies, and Asides
A monologue delivered while a character is alone onstage.
A long speech given by one character.
Character speaks to audience
In pairs think about how you would stage the soliloquy provided. Groups will be selected to present their soliloquies
Involves one character speaking to another character
are speeches presented by a single character to express their thoughts aloud to directly address another character.
A character speaks to himself or herself, relating his or her thoughts and feelings, thereby also sharing them with the audience.
Other characters are not aware of what is being said.
Character is alone
A dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience.
Not heard by other characters in the story
Brief comment (not a speech)
A true statement of a character's thoughts.
In your log books:

Define in your own words a soliloquy.
Identify the purpose of a soliloquy
Describe how you would stage a soliloquy for audiences.
Year 10 Drama - Shakespeare
When in Drama, we are in a working space, so leaving social chatting at the door
Phones and other electrical devices are to be away in your bag
Respect – each other, yourself, and belongings
Communicate – if you’re angry or upset let me know so I can do my best to fix it.
Remember – time wasted is made up at lunch.
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