Friday, January 1, 2016

Part 6 Free Acting School - Freedrama Online Class for Actors - 2016 Edition

You will now select two monologues that you will perform for the end of this class.

The monologues must be from this link:

http://www.freedrama.net/small1a.html

Select two contrasting monologues - two that are very different from each other - one comedy, one dramatic - or two with very different characters.  For example, the character in one monologue is good, kind and innocent and the character in the other one is evil or angry or upset.

Post the names of two monologues you like the best. Answer the following questions about these two monologues:

Why do you like the monologues?

Who is the main character of each monologue?

What is the character like?

Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?

Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue?  (What's their motivation?)

How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)

Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play.

Post in the comments below your answers to the questions above.

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Having trouble finding a good monologue?  Here are some monologues with acting tips to go with them:

A Breaking Heart - http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/12/advice-on-performing-monologue-breaking.html

A Thing for Nerds - http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2015/02/advice-on-monologue-thing-for-nerds.html

Never Touch http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2015/03/advice-on-performing-monologue-never.html

Beauty and Perfection http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/11/advice-on-performing-1-minute-monologue.html

First Words http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2015/01/advice-on-performing-monologue-first.html


Check out these videos for more ideas.


Monologues for Women




Monologues for Men



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70 comments:



  1. Post the names of two monologues you like the best. Answer the following questions about these two monologues: I will do one per comment pete.

    Why do you like the monologues? It gives a chance to get to play a character

    Who is the main character of each monologue? Pete

    What is the character like? He someone who wants to be rich but he is also who chases his dream

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    To me its taking place in a shop
    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    He just wants become rich and his inspiring himself to keep pushing until that last sale

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    I figure he must have been poor and wants to become a millionaire

    Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play I don't think so

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    1. The Girl Who Broke His Finger, Blessing in Disguise.
      The Girl Who Broke His Finger
      1. I liked this monologue because I felt like the main character was really interesting and it felt like a challenge for me to act so I wanted to give it a try!
      2. The main character in this monologue is a dark, tough girl named Harmony or Harm for short.
      3. Harm is a tough girl who is dressed in all black and is very mean. She is in detention all of the time and has a violent personality.
      4. While delivering the monologue, Harm is in detention.
      5. She is explaining basically why she is there in detention and how there is not point in her trying to pretend like she is a nice person, because she is not.
      6. Harmony is in detention because a boy touched her shoulder and because she doesn't like to be touched-she broke his finger. She has a long history in detention and this is shown when she tells us that she must have racked up a couple years time in there now
      7. No, she is not from a play.
      Blessing in Disguise
      1. I liked this monologue because I thought it was funny and I thought the main character, Ashley was a complete opposite from the previous character I chose-Harmony, so I thought it would be interesting to see how I could bring this character to life.
      2. The main character in this monologue is a pagent queen named Ashley who thinks she has gone blind while on a modeling shoot for a comic book store.
      3. Ashley is a typical "pagent queen" who thinks she is better than everyone and treats people like they are less than. She seems pretty shallow as shown in the full play when she seems to only care about shopping and herself.
      4. She is at a comic book store doing a promotional photo shoot.
      5. She is talking to Howard- the "nerdy" guy who is taking care of her while she briefly can't see and she is worried that she will never be able to become Miss USA but at the same time is thinking of all of the good things that could come out of being blind.
      6. She is a model coming to do a photo shoot when someone named Ninja comes up and causes her to not be able to see, Ninja is a girl who loves the comic book store and doesn't want to see it get ruined by Ashley's pictures everywhere. She wants to hurt Ashley so she can't do the shoot.
      7. The monologue didn't give me a lot of information that I could work with in order to build a character so I read the scene titled Blinded by the Knight, in the play Between Good and Bad by D.M Larson and it really helped me a get a feel of what the characters and their personality's. I tried to focus more on the characters that were directly involved in the monologue. The main character Ashley is a spoiled pagent queen who thinks she is better than everyone, Howard is the nerdy comic lover who has a crush on Ashley but is too shy to talk to her and Ninja is the girl who loves the store and doesn't want Ashley to ruin it. I don't want to give away the ending- but I found actually reading the play really helped me build the characters more and completely changed the way I read the monologue!

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    2. Breaking Heart and First Words
      Why do you like the monologues?
      Because I feel like they challenge me and it's good practice.

      Who is the main character of each monologue?
      Breaking Hearts main character is Nell
      and First Words main character is Tina
      What is the character like?
      They're both sarcastic and are clearly sad, but they try to hide it using sarcasm.
      Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
      I feel like Nell is at a school and Tina is at home in her living room.

      Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
      Well Nell is talking to her boyfriend after she finds out he wants to break up. And Tina is sad about her family issues.
      How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
      I think Nell came from a good home and had Tina clearly came from a broken household, which is why she gets set off so easily when she thinks about her childhood.

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    3. My thoughts were similar to yours when I read the monologues you've chosen! Great choices!

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    4. I like Annie Rohan's responses--especially that she chose a very contrasting character from the last one she had. I think that's a good and fun idea. I think that's what I like most about acting is the idea that I get to be someone else and experience a whole new reality.

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    5. Why do you like the monologues?
      ~ I like them because i think that i can see myself in them.

      Who is the main character of each monologue?
      ~ Dark Angle
      ~ Cassandra

      What is the character like?

      ~ Cassandra is angry and Dark Angle she sounds like she is hopeless to a stern extent then she takes a dramatic turn.

      Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
      ~ angent Greek and a sci-fi world.

      Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)

      ~ In Cassandra she is saying what shes say because (most likely) she's been tricked because she cant read the fine print.

      ~ In Dark Angle she is frustrated because someone is keeping a soul away from her and when she dose get the soul it keeps coming back to her because it loves her.
      How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)

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  2. Why do you like the monologues?
    It gives you a chance to play a character
    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    This one here is captain cont

    What is the character like? Well He seems like a human his being nice to get what he wants.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)? On an alien planet

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    To try and over there planet bye taking there resources

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?) His had been traveling for a awhile and his last encounter didn't go so well

    Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play. I'm not sure

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    1. Sorry I missed a couple words my phone doesn't always read what I type

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    2. a breaking heart and almost rich. there very good. Nell in breaking heart. pete almost rich . sad in breaking heart happy in almost rich .car dealership almost rich not sure where she is in breaking heart. sad in braking heart rich and happy in almost rich .broken heart seliing alot of cars almost rich.yes it is i read that the girls heart hets broken. and the guy earns alot of money.

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  3. Get better again and Die and leave thee

    Why do you like the monologues?
    For me this was the most interesting monologues.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    A homeless guy and a dying pirate

    What is the character like?
    first one is enthusiastic
    and the second is a dying pirate poet

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    1.In some-kind of shelter or under a bridge
    2.In the port near a pirate ship

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    1.He is talking to his friend about the wallet he found
    2.Is talking about his heart that is dying and will not love anymore and dying for real at the same time

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    1.Homeless guy saw somebody killing a woman and at this time his wallet felt down, the guy took it and run to his friend
    2.He is a pirate who was stabbed in a fight and he couldn't just fall down and die he became over-dramatic

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    1. i like your choice in monologues ;) i hope they suit you

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    2. This a very gruesome and dramatic monologue. The monologue is very realistic and serious enough to get the audience attention. Great choose in picking this monologue. Tanika Garner aka Zoe T. Garner

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  4. Pick two contrasting monologues
    Masked Man and Wishing

    Why do you like the monologues?

    I liked Masked Man because it touches on the appeal a female might find in a male who remains mysterious. I also enjoyed this monologue as it explored two contrasting emotions -
    fear and excitement, and how these two emotions can be expressed
    in one character. I found it different to "Wishing" because it doesn't overtly express the tone of longing that Wishing has, however it expresses it very subtly, for example the line "Please tell him I'm here. That I want to see him again..and give him a kiss"- this line shows how one can mask their own emotions when speaking to others making it appear as if it is more "casual", even though deep down they may have strong feelings.

    I liked Wishing because it expresses the hope that one might have when growing through a difficult time, or when working hard towards a goal. It also evokes varying emotions within the
    audience; it makes me feel as a reader that there is hope, however there is also desperation and a sense of determination that this character really wants to get their wishes met.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?

    Masked Man : an older woman
    Wishing: a young woman who is hoping for a better life

    What is the character like?

    Masked Man: Slightly disturbed (helps her switch between the reflecting on the robbery and admiring his beautiful eyes).
    Wishing: a dreamer yet troubled by her life, motivated to get out of the life that she is in.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?

    Masked Man: the character is having a coffee with an old friend from school that she bumped into, who knows Roger
    Wishing: The character is in her bedroom alone, looking out the window on a clear night.

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)

    Masked man: She is reflecting on her life, wishing she had taken the chance with the masked man when she had it.
    Wishing: After all the suffering this character has been through, she is longing for a happier life.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background?
    where did they come from?
    why are they behaving the way they do?)
    Masked man: Raised as one of those "seen and not heard" kinds of women, and the kind of family where she kept the family secrets and everything was "swept under the rug". She ended up marrying a man when she was in her teens whom her parents thought would be good for her. The couple divorced after 2 children who are now in their mid 30's.

    Wishing: Both of the character's parents passed away when she was young. Now she only has her older brother and herself looking after each other. She hopes to become a doctor, but she does not have the money to put herself through college.

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    1. Wishing is a great monologue for inspiration. A inspiration of hope has to offer is a must for me. Great pick with monologues. Tanika Garner aka Zoe T. Garner

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  5. I am choosing the monologues “Fallen” and “Alien Goo”

    Why do you like the monologues?

    I like them because in “Fallen” Jude is very crestfallen and the scene is very dark while in “Alien Goo” is scifi and light heart
    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    Jude is the main character in “Fallen” while a person simply called Captain is the main character in “Alien Goo

    What is the character like?
    Jude is at the end of his rope and wishes to end his life while Captain is trying to accomplish taking over an alien planet

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    Jude is in a dimly lit room at night while the Captain is on a alien planet
    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)The captain is on a mission from the GCC, Jude is trying to end his life but an angel intervenes

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?) The captain has been exploring and has failed before. Jude is torn between ending his life and Angel who loves him

    Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play. “Fallen” is from a one act play “Grace” and Jude and believes his life is not worth having but the angel Grace wants to show him there is love and beauty while the other angel Bez wants to help him end his life

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  6. I picked "Cassandra" and "First Words".

    First Words -
    I like the way this represents a person and the way it shows different emotions in a few, meaningful words. The main character in the monologue is a girl named Tina.
    She is sad, and envious, she is also kind of proud.
    I think she lives in Tennessee (because of her accent) in 2007.
    Tina was left alone as a kid and now is sad that she didn't get parents to share memories and grow up with
    Tina was in an orphanage and now she has grown up. She had a really hard childhood.

    Cassandra
    I liked the way I saw someone else do it and it made me smile so I thought I would do it
    The main character is a girl named Cassandra who got powers from the god Apollo
    She is enraged at Apollo and fearful for the fall of Troy
    She is lives in Greece
    Cassandra was a normal girl until she got powers from Apollo - then she gets tricked
    She is annoyed at Apollo for tricking her

    Those are my monologues!

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    1. I really like how detailed this is! Great job and good luck!

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    2. Breaking Heart and A Thing for Nerds are the monologues that I liked. I like Breaking Heart because univeral, it's something that almost everyone has gone through- break-ups. WIth A Thing for Nerds, it's a great comedy ands are in these days. Just think,who do you know who's favorite subjects are Calculus ... hmm. Nell is the main character in the dramactic monologue Breaking Heart and A Thing for Nerds Jenny who got in for the nerds is also a main character. In the Breaking Heart, the setting was taking place over the phone a break-up in a casual relationships. However, the setting was taking place in a library or at Star Wars Convention. Nell's, Breaking Heart, motivation is to break-up with sarcasium and unemotional. He didn't want to let on that they were really hurt. Jenny's character is comical because of her bizarre interest. She gave motivation her funny interests. Nell's background is breaking up in a relationship that he is really serious about and doesn't end will. He's behaving in a manner angry and upset. Jenny's background is exploring hi-tech, scientific, humorous interest that nerds are interested in. Her behavior is corny and enthusiastic . From both monologues,I've learned that characters are believable and honest acting.
      Tanika Garner aka Zoe T. Garner

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  7. Much Madness and Pearls of Wisdom

    Why do you like the monologues?
    I love the emotions that are expressed in each monologue. Much Madness, the character is disturbed. Angry, afraid. In Pearls of Wisdom, I love the easiness she slips into her memories and plays it all back for the audience.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    Much Madness - Janey a woman having a emotional breakdown, trying to get her doctor to understand she doesn't need anyone's help.
    Pearls of Wisdom - Tyranny a wife to a husband of "date rape", a new mother. Reminiscing how she got to where she is in life.

    What is the character like?
    Janey seems to be scared. Has it in her mind that no one truly understands, or even cares for her and what she's going through.
    Tyranny seems to accept where she is in life, though she has some regrets. And will do whatever necessary to be sure her daughter doesn't have the same fate.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    Janey checked herself into a mental hospital.
    Tyranny is in her bedroom, looking over at her babies crib.

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    Janey wants the doctor to leave. People terrify her. Being alone she feels more at ease. She trusts no one. Her parents deaths have left her traumatized.
    Tyranny is talking of her past to explain how she got to where she is now in her life. A single mother protecting her child.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    Janey had lost both of her parents. She loved her parents dearly, especially her mother. Their deaths put her over the edge. From reading the full play it sounds like she has had mental problems over the years, where she says "All these places are the same." She locked herself up in her home, wouldn't eat and nearly died. She admitted herself into a hospital for help. But is so afraid to trust anyone.
    Tyranny grew up in a small town, simple life.
    Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play. From a young age was taught to hold onto her virture, "pearl". Grew up in the church, religous beliefs. Also lots of talk about incest in her family. Leaving herself tempted and longing for her cousin. But ends up being date raped by another man, an older man when she was only 16. He married her instead of going to jail, she got pregnant and he left. Now she is raising her daughter at her mothers home. She doesn't want the same for her daughter. I think apart of her is ashamed of herself and wishes things were different, but she loves her little girl.

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  8. I choose "beaty and perfection" and "First"
    Why do you like the monologue?
    I will be honest,i choose this two because i never played before and i think this monologus will be a little bit more easily for me ,becouse in both there was a little piece of me,and the language for me is problem ,becausd i dont speak perfect english and i will have to practice hard to make it.
    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    I think in"beaty and perfection"main character is a girl who is disapointed of world,
    And the second monologue "First " the main character is a girl who is hurted i think because her family leaves her when she was baby and she is trying to be hard.
    What is the character like?
    Shelly is self-confident girl who is looking for better world,
    Tina is a hurted girl that pretends dont need her family.
    Where is the character?
    Both of my character are at home,first is infront of the mirror,and other watching tv at home.
    Why is the character say ing what they are saying in their monologue?
    Shelly dreaming about her carrer and then monologue go another way,Tina comentt Tv shows,

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  9. My monologues are Demons and Dreaming of dragons.

    1. I like them because they are very profound in what they want to tell the audience. They make an impact and leave a message in some way.

    2. The main character of Demons is a person with a lot of suffering inside him/her, who worries about others suffering too because of these "demons" inside. In "dreaming of dragons" the main character is a kid who fantasies a lot, specially about dragons.

    3.the character from demons is a very sad person who worries a lot for the person he/she is talking to. In dreaming of dragons there is a dreamy kid who is really scared of his nightmares, and wishes his imagination to come true.

    4. It doesn't specify the setting in neither of them.

    5. In demons, the character is in a lot of pain caused by the demons inside him, he doesn't want that to happen to the other person that he is talking to. But he is also under a lot of pressure, saying that this is the only way that he can get rid of the pain. In dreaming of dragons, the character finds the idea of the dragons in his imagination turning real really cool, so he wishes for it. He also retreats because he is afraid that his nightmares may come to life too.

    5. the character in demons has come through a lot of suffering. The kid has had lots of cool ideas about dragons, but also lots of nightmares.

    6. Dreaming of dragons is from the play "Between good and evil", i learned from it how the kid likes to fantasies a lot. Demons is from the play "Holy ground". I could see how the character was suffering a lot in it and worried a lot about someone else.

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  10. Melinda street monologue/ A breaking heart
    Why do you like the monologues? Both maintained their characters without altering their voices.
    Who is the main character of each monologue? A jerk of a main actress (cassandra) and a heartbroken woman.
    What is the character like? Both women are strong in their own right. Both of them seem to have weaknesses easily seen by the audience.
    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    Cassandre: On a set or right off a set. Broken heart: In a private residence.
    What's their motivation? Cassandra: to promote dominance on a set. Broken heart: to show strength in a tough time. Both: to hide weaknesses.
    why are they behaving the way they do? Cassandra seemed to have been bullied in her early career. In order for her to stay relevant, she must push/shove/intimidate her way to the top. Broken heart likely had a lot of heart break and self inflicting relationship problems. Her constant blaming of herself not only put up a shield but also deflected other people from getting too close.

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    1. I also enjoyed this one. It is me and what I went thru many times. You did a great job on this monologue answering the questions.

      My first monologue is Catchick
      1. Why do I like this monologue? It was funny and it gives me way to do this play. The actor was very convincing she was a cat.
      2. Who is the main character? Catchick the person who was becoming a cat.
      3. What is the character like? She was really upset. She didn't want to be a cat. She wanted to be normal. Be able to go swimming.
      4. Where is the character setting? Taken place at a doctors office.
      5. Why is the character saying what their saying? And what is their motivation. She doesn't want to be a cat anymore. She regrets being a cat. She is tired of napping, going anywhere cats want to go to the bathroom.
      6. Getting to the point they are now? She must of met someone who gave her magic powers to change her into a cat.
      yes this was a play was D.M. Larson's.
      Thinking about being a cat is okay. Wishing to be a cat is another thing. Wishes do come true thoughts are just that.

      End the hurting

      1. This monologue reminded of what happened to me. The hurt and pain I went thru.
      2. Main character was an emotionally hurting person.
      3. Character is like she is in pain from the hurting from the way she is getting or was treated.
      4. Setting was in the darkness very unhappy place
      5. motivation was she was/ is tired of being hurt by someone who hurt her. She is taking it out on the person who hurt her/him.
      6. Why behave this way. The character is being bullied and she is starting to fight back. She is being strong and the weakness is turning into strength to move forward.

      I like this play cuz its what I feel like until I was/ am started to fight back.This was a play by D.M. Larson
      This play helped me and away to help others to be strong and not to give up. Be motivated to carry on with their dreams and goals. No bully or anyone who hurts another person is worth dying over.

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  11. my two favorites are beauty and perfection because its about you loving yourself no matter what you look like and my second is First words because technically what it's all about is that why is it such a big deal of their child saying their first word because their most important part of their life is how they get a job opportunity or something like that thats my opinion of why their my favorite acts

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  12. Valera UrsuJanuary 9, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Get better again and Die and leave thee

    Why do you like the monologues?
    For me this was the most interesting monologues.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    A homeless guy and a dying pirate

    What is the character like?
    first one is enthusiastic
    and the second is a dying pirate poet

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    1.In some-kind of shelter or under a bridge
    2.In the port near a pirate ship

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    1.He is talking to his friend about the wallet he found
    2.Is talking about his heart that is dying and will not love anymore and dying for real at the same time

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    1.Homeless guy saw somebody killing a woman and at this time his wallet felt down, the guy took it and run to his friend
    2.He is a pirate who was stabbed in a fight and he couldn't just fall down and die he became over-dramatic

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  13. Catchick and Funny Little Fussy Face. The main characters are females. They get their points across by describing what they are doing. I like these monolog yes because they are funny. One was at the doctor other one was with someone. They are not from stage plays.

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  14. 1. Greed Killed Her
    2. I Hate Buffets

    I like it because it requires mixed emotions in just one scene.

    The characters are Ebony Scrooge and Nel.

    Ebony Scrooge is a very ambitions woman who focuses on getting rich and by this goal life has led her to become selfish and insensitive. She is not a person who is open to other people's ideas. She believes what she has come to believed and you cannot just talk her out of it. She is very independent and she is the type of person who would rather pay for something than ask for anyone's help.

    Nel for me is a middle class type of person. She is pretty much average when it comes to everything. She was once a typical girl who dreams of falling in love and now at the middle age, she is still very loyal but bored. She is a very practical woman, the type who sill not splurge on shopping or buying useless stuff. She is more of a value for money kind of person. She is also obsessed with cleaning.

    The first one can be at her own home at the living room.
    The second one is in a buffet restaurant.

    1. Ebony's belief is in contrast of Sister Katie's and after learning what happened to her friend, Ebony felt she was more right than ever. Inside her mind she does feel sorry for Sister Katie but at the same time she is telling her "see, I told you so!"
    2. Nel is reacting to her companions ways of eating and choice of food which is pretty much different from hers. In fact she is disgusted by it. In her mind she fancies this very nice place, good food, warm lights and cozy seats where she can enjoy the evening and instead she is stuck with a lot of greasy , visually unappealing pile of food in front of her.

    1. Ebony must've seen poverty when she was younger and promised herself she will never ever be poor or beg for anything.
    2. Nel in her younger years thought how good it is to be in love. She must've grown up in a very good family, where her parents love each other very much and she wants exactly the same. But now that she is older she realises that it's not always blue skies to be in a relationship and the everyday routine makes her bored.

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  15. I chose "Cassandra" and "Breaking Hearts"

    Why do you like the monologues?
    I like "Cassandra" because it's quite comical, (especially the part which she goes 'it's all Greek to me.)' I liked the breaking hearts monologue because of the range of emotions its portrays.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    Cassandra- a Greek woman who was granted by the gods the power of seeing into the future
    Breaking Hearts- I like to imagine the breaking hearts monologue being recited by a girl who was in a long term relationship and didn't even see the breakup coming, it caught her off guard.

    What is the character like?
    Cassandra- I like to picture her as sassy and entitled (she thinks everyone should be listening to her) but not very observant because she was tricked by the Gods
    Breaking Hearts- A strong girl who doesn't like portraying her emotions and being vulnerable, madly in love with her boyfriend.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    Cassandra- she was in a room discussing with Paris on why Helen shouldn't be let in, and then Paris left to go let her in, leaving Cassandra in the room alone.
    Breaking Hearts- I believe this character is more than likely in a room in her house or on her porch.

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue?
    Cassandra- at first she feels helpless because no one will listen to her and then Apollo makes her feel disgusted and angry.
    Breaking Hearts-
    At first I like to believe this character is caught off guard, and then try's to play it off like she doesn't care. Eventually she can't keep ahold of her emotions and let's them all out.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    Cassandra- she comes from a place where her thoughts and opinions are typically listened to, so she's very confused as to of why no one will listen to her. She believes she is superior and should be listened to, she doesn't see herself as a fool and it hurts her pride when Apollo played her.
    Breaking Hearts- she is madly in love with her boyfriend and believes everything is going fine and dandy, only to be caught off guard and hurt to realize the feelings are not the same.

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    1. I also chose the Cassandra monologue and I really like your arguments. It is a little bit different than what I pictured but I can really see it in front of my eyes

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  16. I'm choosing Much Madness and A Thing For Nerds.

    I like Much Madness because it seemed quite hard to portray the thoughts and mind of an insane person. It was interesting to read the script of this kind of character. I like A Thing For Nerds because I can totally relate to the character. Nerds are better.

    The main character in Much Madness Janey. As for A Thing For Nerds, it is Jenny. Coincidentally almost the same pronunciation.

    Janey- She is in an insane mental state. Probably caused by her social life and family situation. People get emotionally damaged by that. When it gets worse, it will turn into mental damage.
    Jenny- She has a quirky and bubbly personality. She is absolutely a nerd and she is definitely romantic.

    Janey must be in a room of a psychiatric institute at night.
    Jenny is probably in her room because nerds always stay in their rooms to play games, read comics or whatever nerdy stuff.

    Janey is confused and her emotions kept changing because of her mental state. Her mother must've passed away and that was what changed her to become insane.
    Jenny is a lonely person and is in search for romance with boys. Since most guys cares about their looks, Jenny finds happiness with people like her who are nerds. Jenny also recalls her experience with nerd guys.

    Janey- She has a mother and is from a normal family. Her mother died which changed her emotional state.
    Jenny- Loves to play games. Comes from a normal family it seems.

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  17. I chose Angel's Wings and Cassandra. I like the monologues because Angel's Wings is a beautiful love story about how she feels to her love while Cassandra has a power and she's funny. Cassandra is a women who can see into the future and some angel who is in deep love. Cassandra is funny and sassy while the Angel is nice and will do anything for love. The setting for the Angel would be in heaven and for Cassandra it is in a house. Cassandra is saying what she is saying because she didn't read the fine print and can see into the future but no one listens while the Angel is in love and she wants to be with him no matter the cost. Cassandra comes from a place where she is respected and heard but when someone doesn't listen to her it frustrated her. The angel comes from heaven, a place of love and she wants it more than immortality.

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  18. "Alien Too" and "Bungled and Botched" I like these plays, as soon as I read it I felt it.

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  20. 1. 'Strong Enough for Both of Us'
    2. 'Good Deeds and Such'

    Why do you like the monologues?
    1. I love really dramatic things. And I sometimes have my insecurities as everyone. So I think I can get more into these scene.
    2. I think this monologue is like, really sassy. I really liked it, it's really funny

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    1. Jamie
    2. Hilda

    What is the character like?
    1. The character is depressed, and he seems angry because no one understands him (or her? Not sure)
    2. The character is determined is resolving is problem

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    1. Probably her/his bedroom
    2. Probably in a classroom of witches or something, I'm not sure

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue?  (What's their motivation?)
    1. Jamie just wants to show that she/he is depressed, that she/he just wants someone to talk about it, because it helps her/him
    2. Hilda wants to find a resolution for their problem

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    1. Jamie had probably a really bad experience in the past, so she/he is sad about it, depressed.
    2. Hilda says that witches have got a seriously bad reputation in Fairy Tale Land and it got worse since the Hansel and Gretel incident, and because of that bad reputation, they are going to stay without their powers.

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    1. It's good that you picked something that has some relation to emotions you can feel yourself, it probably helped you a lot to bring the character to life. One thing I would suggest (as someone who has little to no acting experience so ignore me if you want) is that you don't mention stuff like probably, play the character like you envision them and you bring the character to life, although be flexible if a director or something tells you to shift direction. Treat your interpretation as if it was the only way and don't second guess. (I learned this from Michael Caine's book/master class so don't be too impressed with me)

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  21. "First Words" & "Nervous"

    Why do you like the monologues?
    I like "First Words" because of how the main character is hurt but doesn't admit how she misses her family. I also like "Nervous" because she's explaining how scared she was of losing her father, which is truly heart breaking.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    The main character in "First Words" is Tina. The Main Character in "Nervous" is Sue.

    What is the character like?
    Tina is a girl who is hurt she didn't get to know when her first step and first word is, but doesn't want to admit it. Sue is a girl who respects police officers because her father was an officer, but she was always scared of losing him, knowing how crazy people can get an just easily hurt him.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    First Words- setting: House or Tennessee / Nervous- setting: In her car? I'm not completely sure.

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    First Words- Tina is hurt her family left her, so she's wondering why families are so happy with there kid because she never had that chance. / Nervous- An officer asked for her help, and because her father was a police officer she agrees to help him because she respects officer's of the law.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    First words- I feel like Tina never had parents going up so she always had to go to foster homes, which made her become very depressed. / Nervous- Since Sue always had to worry about her fathers safety, and seen how brave he was, it made her respect the things officer's of the law do.

    Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play.

    In First Words it made me learn not to take my family for granted, and to cherish all the great memories with them.

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    1. I like how you done this outline of this play. You got some good points. I like your thoughts on this. It opened my eyes that really helped me see the respect we all deserve and to give others. Great job. :)

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  22. I chose “Bones the Pirate Girl” and “Staying Power” for my monologues. I like “Bones the Pirate Girl” because I like pirates (and truth be told I love me some rum too!) and I chose “Staying Power” because I can really relate to this character on an emotional level. Bones is the character in “Bones the Pirate Girl” and she is on a pirate ship out at sea. In “Staying Power” Beth is one of the females in a group of friends, standing outside the entrance to a dance studio, awaiting the arrival of a big star. Bones is talking about how she is sick of being on a pirate ship and how she just wants some normalcy back in her life. Beth is admiring the stars, thinking about loud about how celebrity stars don’t last long, they burn out, but the stars in the night sky are constant and always there, waiting for people to make wishes on them. Beth, I am assuming, “signed up” to be a part of a pirate crew and didn’t foresee the lack of luxury aboard the ship. She seems to be a city girl that isn’t coping with being without ice cream. Beth, on the other hand, appears to be at the bottom of the totem pole of her group of friends. She held a place for her and her friends in line by camping out overnight, by herself. She seems to deeply care for the less fortunate, not getting too excited about meeting celebrities. “Bones the Pirate Girl” is not from a play, but “Staying Power” is from the play “To be a Star.”

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  23. It's too big, so I'll reply to myself the rest.

    1) "QUITTING"
    From the published play "MUSIC MAYBE"
    2) KILL FIRST, GLOAT LATER
    From the published play "Between Good and Evil"

    Why do you like the monologues?
    1) It felt like a sensitive and more realistic role that seemed like a good role to practice acting with my eyes.
    2) An over the top role that I wanted to try to base in reality while also being a stark contrast to my other choice.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    1) Slug
    2) Mezmero

    What is the character like?
    1) He's clinging on to what he holds dear. Before he met the band, he was borderline suicidal, suffering on a daily basis with thoughts like "no one actually cares, even my parents who are socially obligated to love me don't want me." He is the kind of guy who jokes around and tries to act like he doesn't have a care in the world. He sees the reoccuring theme in his life of alt he relationships he forms falling apart, so he tries to hold on tightly to his band members when it starts happening. He opens up not becuase of the band members but because this was truly the straw the broke the camel's back and he can't handle people constantly leaving his life any longer.
    2) He is a megalomaniac who is overly self conscious at the same time, feeding on the praise of others to strengthen his own ego. He lacks empathy for others as well despite the fact that he relies on others to bring himself up. Spends an unrealistic amount of time on his looks and staying prestine. He has a very strong need for the hero and although he feels like he's always wanted to kill him, he actually is dependent on him and regrets ending it all unconsciously.

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    1. Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
      1) Small music studio that is owned by Mel. The time isn't all that important since although it seems to focus more on the very early 21st century, but it can honestly take place anytime after that as well.
      2) A New York "style" city. It is in a safer and nicer part of the city where people are freely walking around without concern for their own safety and never really have to worry. It is in modern times but the superhero and sidekick are dressed distinctly in silver aged comics style costumes while the supervillain is more modern. This contrasts the environment and makes the heroes clash more with the setting.

      Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
      1) He feels so alone and lost, everyone always leaves him and whenever he feels that something is becoming good, things fall apart. Slug has suffered this multiple times before and now is the time that he physically can't handle putting on a face anymore, he hit his breaking point.
      2) There has been a long running conflict where the hero and villain constantly went after each other, they have a long history and he finally won, however this is a painful victory for him as he finds out.

      How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
      1) Slug's dad ran out on his mom very early on his life and his mom fell into depression following this. Ever since he's had to try to take care of his mom who became insanely disconnected as a person and a mother. Due to all this, he has had a need since a kid to seek the approval of others, which ended up creating issues with making friends. In the end, he was always the outsider in his friend groups and was often not invited to hang out with people. The trend of being went through elementary, middle, and high school as he constantly felt like he never really belonged anywhere. When he met the band, it's not that he was especially drawn to them, however they were friends who finally accepted him and he couldn't handle it falling apart.
      2) Being good at everything you do seems like a positive thing, however when everything is so easy and you have infinite resources from old money, what really thrills you? Mezmero (real name William Tell), was born into more wealth than just about anyone knows what to do with, his parents being disconnected but still extremely supportive (financially) billionaires. With a lack of parental guidance and living through private schools that only drove him to conflict with others to be king of the hill, he only became more disconnected to social interaction that didn't benefit himself. He grew greedy and ended up killing his father, taking the company and fortune, and taking his mother as his caged bird (as she had grown to attached to the lifestyle), he went on to the future somewhat content. His mother eventually died of a hereditary sickness that both took his only parent away that he had left, but also made him fear for his own safety. What was once a generally content life for him had quickly shifted into one where he became extremely careful with what touched him at any single point due to fear of sickness. Through his greedy and cold hearted transactions led to him coming across Super Dead Man (previously Super Alive Man) and growing obsessed with someone so physically strong and capable of such empathy. He took on the mantle of a super hero and fought Super Alive Man many times until Super Alive Man became Super Dead Man.

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    2. Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play.
      1) He holds in a lot of pain, all while throwing jokes around to hide the fact to other people, he's a case of the most sad of us all smile the brightest.
      2) He is sick (honestly I came up with the health issue purely to build the character and a reason to take his mother out despite having a slightly Oedipus complex, so it was a happpy surprise to find out that was already part of the character)
      He's obsessed with getting attention yet lacks any empathy for others.
      He is a snappy dresser.

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  24. Post the names of two monologues you like the best. Answer the following questions about these two monologues:
    1: "Yar! (Talk Like a Pirate Day)"
    2: "Strong enough for both of us"

    Why do you like the monologues?
    1: I think that this one is funny and I like to pretend to talk like a pirate sometimes so I feel it might work well for me.
    2: I also feel that this one is right for me because I understand the emotions very well.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    1: Pirate Kelly be the main character of this one.
    2: It says the main character is named Jamie.

    What is the character like?
    1: Pirate Kelly is very humorous because he/she is obsessed with finding the perfect donut.
    2: Jamie seems to be portraying how fed up he/she is with depression stereotypes that are out there and wants someone to understand.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    1: I envision this taking place either within a donut shop or right outside it.
    2: I envision this character in the home of a family member or close friend. Definitely somewhere more private.

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    1: Pirate Kelly is saying what he/she is saying because, from my experience, pirates like to tell stories. It just so happens that this pirate likes to talk about the perfect donut.
    2: I feel Jamie is saying this to show people that it is hard sometimes to talk about depression. There are so many people out there who don't understand it. Sometimes people with depression just need to talk to someone about it. But it isn't always that simple.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    1: Pirate Kelly got to this point because he/she is sad that they once had the perfect donut in their hands but it fell and went into the ocean. So now he/she strives to find the perfect donut once again.
    2: I feel that Jamie got this point by bottling up his/her emotions. A lot of people facing depression just bottle it all up until they eventually snap.

    Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play.
    1: This one did not state that it was in a play.
    2: It says that this is from a play but I had trouble finding to read online. However, I feel that the monologue alone shows the character well enough.

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  25. I’ve chosen ‘’Greenie the Last Liberal’’ and ‘’Happy with a Failure’'

    Why do you like the monologues?
    I like ‘’Greenie the Last Liberal’’ because it’s funny and sarcastic, and I love sarcasm.
    I really like ‘’Happy with a Failure’’ because I can relate so much with my dream of becoming an actor, but everyone wanting me to be something else.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    In ‘’Greenie the Last Liberal’’ Tina is the main character, and in ‘’Happy with a Failure’’ it’s Bea.

    What is the character like?
    Tina is very sarcastic and a bit overdramatic.
    Bea has always been afraid of other people’s opinion, but is finally breaking free of the worries. She’s becoming her own person, and is enthusiastic and positive about her true dreams.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    Tina is at a café or at home with her friend.
    Bea is in her room.


    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    Tina is trying to convince her friend not to bring her boyfriend, and is naming all the reasons why.
    Bea is telling her story. I think she is trying to encourage others to follow their dream and not someone elses.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    Tina comes from a very conservative town/background, and it’s therefor not so safe to bring someone liberal to the town. She knows that it’ll bring consequences only.
    Bea has practically been raised to become a classical musician, and has been given everything she needed to follow that road, but really she wants to play rock music instead.

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  26. I picked "they not so perfect child " and" Cassandra". I picked them because they have my present eemotion. And playing them is like playing out what i feel kind of.

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  27. 1) The Not So Perfect Child
    2) Cassandra

    Why do you like the monologues?

    The Not So Perfect Child:
    This monologue is full of emotions. You can relate to it because everyone who grow up with siblings can relate to this situation. You always feel that your life is some sort of competition between you and your brother/sister.

    Cassandra:
    In this monologue I can picture myself as being some sort of bitch/sassy. It is the total opposide of the other monologue I chose.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?

    The Not So Perfect Child:
    - a girl
    - in her teen or even in her 20'
    - trying to figure out her life
    - has a sister
    - sister is better in very thing
    - because of this the main character starts to question everything

    Cassandra:
    - a young woman in her 20'
    - fiery character
    - had some sort of deal with Apollo to see the future
    - nobody listens to her


    What is the character like?

    The Not So Perfect Child:
    - insecure
    - need confirmation in the things she does
    - still finding her place in this world

    Cassandra:
    - can be sassy
    - fiery
    - confident
    - knows what she wants

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?

    The Not So Perfect Child:
    - with her boyfriend
    - sitting in her room on her bed

    Cassandra:
    - Olympus
    - some sort of temple
    - surrunded by other Gods

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)

    The Not So Perfect Child:
    She is upset. Maybe she had a fight with her boyfriend b.C. of the question "You hate me". She has a mental meltdown in front of him and all those accured emotions about her insecurity are comming up.

    Cassandra:
    Apollon gave her the "gift" to see the future but nobody is listening to her. Because of that she gets upset. In the end she finds out that Apollon deceived her in some way which is wirtten in the fine print.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)

    The Not So Perfect Child:
    The girl grow up in the shadow of her sister. Everything in her life is a competition between those two. She is a really insecure girl who is just trying to figure out wher her place is in this world. Being in insecure lets her question every thing she has ever done. One time she has a big fight with her boyfriend and this is where the conversation is setted.

    Cassandra:
    Cassandra is a mortal and daughter of Priamos. One day Apollo gave her th ability to see the future.
    As she refuses his "love" (not sure if you can say that) he curses her that nobody will ever believe her prophecies.

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  28. •Post the names of two monologues you like the best.
    "Beauty and Perfection" and "Go Home"
    Answer the following questions about these two monologues:

    •Why do you like the monologues?
    Beauty and Perfection - I like this because it shows how emotions can change very quickly and has different tones in it, I like how confidant she is in it at the start and the point to it. Though after reading the play maybe not as confident as she seems, she has a soft fragile side, I like the similarities i can find in her and myself it makes me like her more and feel good about playing her and doing the monologue.
    Go home - I liked this one because I thought it was funny not like amazingly "HAHA" but the sarcasm in it did make me laugh and I thought it would be really fun to do this one. I also read the play and thought it was good and like this character I can feel for him.

    •Who is the main character of each monologue?
    •Beauty and Perfection - The main character is "Shelly"
    •Go Home - "Cyril De Burg" is the main character of the monologue itself, he is well know for his big nose.

    •What is the character like?
    •Beauty and Perfection - It describes her as a teen-age beauty queen, who appears like she is very in love with herself on the outside, but on the inside she feels quite different. She is quite good friends with the character "Tina". she appears to be quite sensitive,also she doesn't like to get her clothes dirty or ruined she wants to look perfect all of the time and complains when she has barn duty. She also looks like she is not a fan of the bible how she mocks the sarge and seems uninterested and bored.
    •Go Home - He likes to be the funny guy he is the local jokester of the play, and he can recite poetry.He feels like he has been a failure socially. He maybe does not like himself as it says he is disappointed every morning when he looks in the mirror perhaps because of his nose and thinks a woman would not want him for anything else but to talk he is quite down on himself but at the end the girl he likes finds out and they kiss.

    •Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    Beauty and Perfection - It is Spring 1987. Trinity, New Mexico. A remote group home for girls. An old farm house
    Go Home -They are in the theater which is where they have the drills once a week

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  29. •Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    Beauty and Perfection - perhaps because her mum and dad were never around which is what she said maybe that is why she ended up being put in a home with others with no parents, maybe she never felt good enough and so she just wanted to be perfect, and perhaps because she is quite insecure and fragile on the inside she was talking big to herself to try and convince herself how good she was and how far she was going to go, but had probably a bad start in life assuming here parents were not around or didn't care or abandoned her for whatever reason she ended up in this place, she she doesn't want anybody to know about her past and if she knew she would have chosen to not be born.
    Go Home - They hold a drill once a week, and he was waiting a long time for everybody to show up which annoyed him nobody was putting in the right amount of effort and arriving on time, annoyed that if there was a real disaster there would be trouble because people didn't bother to turn up on time and by the end annoyed because nobody sounds like they want to put effort in and do the drills anymore, and the sarcasm is probably because of how much he like to joke he is the the local jokester.

    •How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    Beauty and Perfection - She has tried to kill herself multiple times she self harms by cutting of the wrist. so where she talks about she would have probably not come out, would rather to have to not be born, she tries to end her life now because she wishes she had her parents and a better life, or maybe it is perhaps for attention as mentioned that she does not cut deep enough and they say its for attention, maybe she just wants to feel loved after the rejection of her parents not being there her boyfriend or "ex" dumping her and laughing at her he others laughing at her, so her motivation to keep going in life, is to tel herself one day she will have everything to keep herself going and have something to look for and to always appear perfect because she wants to feel perfect.
    Go Home -they had just been putting on a talent show,They are there because they do a drill once a week but the rest of them are complaining like they have to go soon and they do drills every week and nothing ever happens and are tired of turning up for them think "it's getting old" so this leads him to be very angry and just tell or shout them all to go home.

    •Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play.
    •I have read the plays first and answered this in within the other answers.

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  30. Cassandra- I chose this one because it really caught my attention. I really like Greek mythology so I was happy to see where the setting was. The main character was a female named Cassandra. When I saw the videos she was very sassy with an attitude. This is taking place in Mount Olympus and she is from the future. She speaks up because she wants to know why people ignore her when she has something to say. But Apollo is the one who cursed her. She is behaving like that because she thinks it's rude that no one can hear her and she wants to be heard.

    The Not So Perfect Child- I chose this one because it showed a lot of emotion and it is something that can happen if you are not an only child. I think the main characters name is Jamie Moira. She is a girl who feels like waste due to her sister being better. She is in her room. She is saying that because she feels like she doesn't exist since her sister is better than her and has to be put up with high expectations. She is sad because she feels like nothing important. She has to always be compared to her sister.

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    1. Hi Jewels, From your explanation Cassandra sounds very interesting and i had not noticed. Good choice of monologues and the way you described them shows you really are connected to them and that it will be very easy for you to become the character. Good luck.

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    2. I love the understanding you show of the characters here xD

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  31. I choose "Free of the Evil" and "My William Shatner man crush"

    Why do you like the monologues?
    Free of evil is compelling and strong to me and it suited my acting style. My William Shatner man crush is very funny. And honestly i feel its something i would do lol.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    Art and Frank

    What is the character like?
    Art is trying to find some peace and want to stop running from the evil creatures. Frank is a big fan of William Shatner, he thinks it stupid waiting to see William like some fan girls. But deeply he truly want to meet his biggest celebrity but feels embarrassed after.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)? Art is constantly moving from place to place. Frank is on waiting outside in a line of people.

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  32. Blessing In Disguise- I chose this monologue because I read a book with the same title, so it really caught my eye. The main charecter is Ashley and she is blind. She is very excited and the excitment just keeps rising in her voice. She is saying how her helper is a blessing in disguise. I think it is impressive how she showed her feelings well even with her eyes covered by sunglasses. She is in a room with white walls. She is saying what she is because she is dreaming of what her perfect life could be with the help of her blessing in disguise. She doesn't have much of a backstory, but I found out she has a guy who helps her do things since she is blind. This monologue is very funny and entertaining.

    A Breaking Heart- I enjoyed this monologue because it is so different from A Blessing in Disguise. While that one was funny, this one is dramatic and has a mix of feelings throughout it. The main charecter was a girl named Nell who had a boyfriend named Mel. Her charecter starts out being disapointed then is angry, then is happy and excited, and in the end sad and angry. Her many feelings allow the story to be told with more people coming to feel what she is. She is one with many feelings, so you could call her sensitive. She is on the phone is a room, which could be her room. She is saying what she is because of what her boyfriend on the other line says first. For example after they break up Mel says Be Friends and Nell's face becomes bright and her voice becomes a peppy sound. Her backstory is she has a boyfriend who it seems she doesn't want to let go of.

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    1. Hey Ava, Insightful post.It seems you researched and understood all about the monologues and the characters.Well done.

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  33. Post the names of the monologues.

    Piggy Princess from the play Flowers in the desert.

    Mama from the play When Mel fell for Nell.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?

    Piggy Princess- Paula

    Mama- A mother

    Why do you like the monologues?

    Piggy Princess- It is about memories, good ones and sad ones and that way it was interesting to me. It is also a funny monologue.

    Mama- I like it when mothers speak to their babies all the time and all they do is just stare.


    What is the character like?

    Piggy Princess- Strong and caring devotee teenage girl who likes helping people and animals.

    Mama- A happy and proud mother.

    Where is the Character (the setting/place it is taking place)?

    Piggy Princess-Group home for troubled girls in Trinity, New Mexico.

    No witness- At a home.

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What is their motivation?)

    Piggy Princess- Paula is introducing herself, telling us about herself, what she likes, what she loves to do and her sad and precious moments in life.

    Mama- the child must be really mischievous.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (What is their background? Where did they come from? Why are they behaving the way they do?)

    Piggy Princess- Paula lost her favourite foster mother and she is in a new home. She has always loved taking care of people and animals. She lives on a farm now where she is able to take care of animals at will.


    Mama- A mother trying to understand why kids do all they do.

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  34. The monologues I picked are "The Not So Perfect Child" and "Catchick":

    Q: Why do you like the monologues?
    A: "The Not So Perfect Child"- I like this monologue because it is worded so perfectly, because things like what happens in this monologue, happens in real life, and it is a very realistic performance.
    "Catchick"- I like this monologue because it is funny and enjoyable to watch.

    Q: Who is the main character of each monologue?
    A: "The Not So Perfect Child"- Jamie Moira.
    "Catchick"- Catchick.

    Q: What is the character like?
    A: "The Not So Perfect Child"- Jamie is very upset, sad, and mad.
    "Catchick"- Catchick is very annoyed.

    Q: Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    A: "The Not So Perfect Child"- It does not say, so i'm guessing on her bed talking to her friend.
    "Catchick"- In a mutant doctors office.

    Q: Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    A: "The Not So Perfect Child"- Jamie is saying what she is saying because she is hurt.
    "Catchick"- Catchick is saying what she is saying because she wants to be a human again, she wants to be normal.

    Q: How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    A: "The Not So Perfect Child"- Jamie does not feel good enough. Everyone tells her to be more like her sister. She is lost.
    "Catchick"- Catchick has catlike mutant powers. She does not want them anymore and is asking a doctor to take them from her.

    Q: Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play.
    A: "The Not So Perfect Child"- Yes. I learned that Jamie is always compared to her sister, and she does not know what to do. She thinks everyone hates her, and she is lonely.
    "Catchick"- I'm not sure if this is from play or not, I don't think it is.

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  35. i chose “Bones the Pirate Girl” and “Staying Power” for my monologues. I like “Bones the Pirate Girl” because I like pirates (and truth be told I love me some rum too!) and I chose “Staying Power” because I can really relate to this character on an emotional level. Bones is the character in “Bones the Pirate Girl” and she is on a pirate ship out at sea. In “Staying Power” Beth is one of the females in a group of friends, standing outside the entrance to a dance studio, awaiting the arrival of a big star. Bones is talking about how she is sick of being on a pirate ship and how she just wants some normalcy back in her life. Beth is admiring the stars, thinking about loud about how celebrity stars don’t last long, they burn out, but the stars in the night sky are constant and always there, waiting for people to make wishes on them. Beth, I am assuming, “signed up” to be a part of a pirate crew and didn’t foresee the lack of luxury aboard the ship. She seems to be a city girl that isn’t coping with being without ice cream. Beth, on the other hand, appears to be at the bottom of the totem pole of her group of friends. She held a place for her and her friends in line by camping out overnight, by herself. She seems to deeply care for the less fortunate, not getting too excited about meeting celebrities. “Bones the Pirate Girl” is not from a play, but “Staying Power” is from the play “To be a Star.”

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  36. Post the names of two monologues you like the best. Answer the following questions about these two monologues:
    Dreaming of Dragons -female version
    Big bad wolf

    Why do you like the monologues?
    I like the mix of emotions I feel when reading Big bad wolf, and Dreaming of dragons feels natural to me.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    The big bad wolf
    And A little girl who dreams of dragons

    What is the character like?
    He seems missunderstood and insecure.

    The little girl seems bubbly and has a huge imagination.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?

    The big bad wolf seems to be in council in got talking to a good friend

    The girl seems like she's talking to herself or maybe a friend or parent.

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    He feels missunderstood and needs to talk about it.

    The girl is accepting that she's different and she's okay with that.


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    1. I love your choices - I considered the Big Bad Wolf cause it seemed really cool but I didn't think it would be right for me. Hope you enjoy it :)

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  37. The two monologues I chose were "I Can't Stop" and "Magical Rainbows".

    I chose a dramatic one and a comedy for contrast.

    I love the range and emotion in "I Can't Stop", and the energy in "Magical Rainbows."

    The main character in "I Can't Stop" is Sam, a teenage girl abandoned by her parents who's lived on the streets and been through the foster system before ending up at the Happy Rancher. She harbors a lot of guilt and self loathing and takes it out on other people - finding it difficult to trust and open up after the life she's had. She seems from the monologue to have a good heart but just has lost her way because of what she's been through and constantly thinks things are her fault. Everything has built up to a breaking point and she wants to tell her story only to think that she'd said too much, and now the listener will want to leave her too which adds another layer of tragedy.

    I couldn't find the full play of "Flowers in the Desert" but I learned from a synopsis that Sam is usually a fun loving girl with a mischievous spirit which contrasts with her attitude in this monologue as if she usually hides her true feelings and emotions for fear of people leaving her again.

    The main character in "Magical Rainbows" is Layla - who I learned from the play is a bubbly, sensitive girl who is bullied but stays positive and looks for the light in situations which I can really relate to. Through the monologue the character is trying to show how happiness can always be found even in dark situations just like a rainbow appears after a storm.

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  38. Alien Goo & Back to Work
    I like alien goo as its short, comedic and easy to get to grips with.
    I lile Back to work as its short and sweet, showing stress, sarcasm and anger in one peice.
    Main character of Alien Goo is a spaceship commander negotiating with an Alien.
    Main Character of back to work is what looks to be the boss of an insurance office facing difficult employees.
    Alien Goo is set in Space, presumably far out in the Galaxy.
    Back To Work is set in your average dysfunctional office, presumably an insurance company's.
    Alien Goo is saying what he does in an attempt to get the Alien to join a Galactic Allience.
    Back to Work is trying to calm down his difficult employees so he can help his customers.
    There is no detail into the background of the characters. From what I can infer;
    It is implied Back to Work is the boss of a dysfunctional office, so presumably after years of work as an office joe until he got promoted to the more stressful position as Boss.
    Alien Goos character is what looks to be a Space Commander, so he would have undergone years training in the Army to get such a high rank.
    i am unaware as to whether these pieces are from plays or not.

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  39. I like "Alien Goo" and "Back to Work"

    Why do you like the monologues?
    Despite the nature of the monologues, it's easy to relate to either one because the conversation is still very down-to-earth (no pun intended). In the case of either, the conversations, though about something I've never been literally involved in, are very similar to conversations that we've all had with our friends. Anyone can feel the part of the boss trying to get his employees motivated to work, and anyone can put themselves in the shoes of somebody who just brought in a guest.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    Ralph is the main character for "Back to Work" and the captain is the main character of "Alien Goo".

    What is the character like?
    Ralph is very passionate about his business and a bit annoyed at the lack of productivity of his employees, the captain is a serious person who is trying to be hospitable during his negotiations with the aliens.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    In Ralph's monologue, it doesn't really say where he is, but it can be assumed that he's in front of his workers at his office and speaking to them from the front of the room. The Captain is on a space ship.

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    Ralph is probably trying to make his workers more productive by giving them a speech about how there are people who's fates are hanging in the balance and depending on the employees doing their jobs well.

    The captain is trying peacefully to get the aliens to sign an agreement that will contract their planet and all its resources to the confederation.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)

    Ralph was most likely very passionate about his career to be in charge of his business and have so many claims waiting to be files. He must be at a level where he's expanding and the demand is now exceeding the capability of his staff. He's probably very familiar with his crew, and therefore comfortable with the attitude he's exhibiting to his workers. He may be pressuring them to work harder for economic reasons, such as getting the same amount of work done for less.

    The captain seems to have had experience negotiating with the aliens before based on his comments about not cutting of another alien's hand. So, he's probably very familiar with this task and confident that his unit trusts him to handle the tasks at hand. He probably knows from experience that being forceful won't work as well as having willing cooperation, so he attempts to use charisma to get the cooperation of the aliens.

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    1. So, as I have written below, I'm second-guessing the way I want to play the captain's role in "Alien Goo" because the more I read over the script, the more I'm thinking that that captain is really very serious about what he does, but his demeanor is too goofy for the aliens to take him seriously, so he struggles to perform well for his organization.

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  40. So I chose "bug eyed creature" and "kiss away your tears". First, Ill go through the questions for the "bug" monologue.

    1.
    I chose this monologue because it's
    fun and quirky. And veing a nerd muself, I also find it quite interesting. Many of us can relate to the core of this story, being fresh in a new environment.

    2.
    The main character Luke, is a kid starting in a new school. Threes also an imaginary aspect to Luke. He feels like an alien. Seemingly, Luke is a Star Trek fan.
    3.
    The character is chok-filled with imagination. Also an unlikely nerd, a forward nerd.

    4.
    The setting takes place in Lukes imagination as well as his new surroundings.

    5.
    Lukes motivation is to become accepted and get new friends in this new environment.

    6.
    Possibly, Luke to this place in life from having friends in his previous environment. Also he mustve had friends in the past, or else he wouldnt have been so eager to find new ones. Extroverted is a quality id credit Luke. I think he eventually would find new friends.

    7.
    Through all the three monologues pertaining Luke I have made a short list og his traits. Luke is a kid with vivid imagination. He loves geeky stuff such as both Star Trek and Star Wars. Bravery is one of his feats. Finally, he is persistent and eager to make new friends.

    Now on to "Kiss away your tears"

    1.
    I like it because there is a solemn tone throughout. Also, I think it's powerful and has a message of hope.

    2.
    The character seems to be a consolidator, a friend and perhaps a lover.

    3.
    What the character is like?
    Filled with feelings . Some of them a bit melancholic.

    4.
    The monologue is taking place in a written place or a dream perhaps. Was it a love letter? It could be.

    5.
    The motivation is to convey comfort and also to express love.

    6.
    The characters came to where they are from what I imagine to be a long lasting relationship as lovers and friends. The recipient has gone through some hurt.

    7.
    Afaik its not from a play.

    So there you have it!

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  41. The more I read over the "Alien Goo" script, the more I'm rethinking the character. His dialogue seems to me of a softer character than I first thought, and less successful than I was first thinking. I'm not thinking that he's a very hospitable captain that the aliens can't take seriously because of his demeanor and he's struggling to perform well for his organization. So, I think when I do the monologue, it'll be more goofy than serious.

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  42. Why do you like the monologues?
    Choosing Cassandra and a breaking heart monologue was an improvement for e by that I mean choosing those two characters is actually me challenging myself to see how great I can become
    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    Apolo( Cassandra), Nell(A breaking heart)
    What is the character like?
    Well I would use one word to discribe both self oriented
    Where is the character?
    In the evening at an outing(A breaking heart)
    In a dream( Cassandra)
    What's their motivation ?
    The Cassandra monologue motivation is to help other's
    A breaking heart monologue is to learn
    How did the character get to the point they are now?
    Well I can say that they've learnt a lot and understand too.
    Is the monologue a play?
    No its not a play
    That's it

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  43. Monologues I chose are the "Not so Perfect Child" and "Blessing in Disguise"

    Why? Well to me they just showed the most talent, they seemed the most professional. I really enjoyed the Blessing in disguise because it was humorous and is generally a fun little monologue. The Not so perfect child was chosen because it was emotional and seemed so real. It would be very relatable for most people, which would make the performance better.

    Who is the main character?What are they like? A young heartbroken and disturbed girl was the main character for "Not so perfect child" and the "blessing in disguise" main character was a young girl as well that is using her impurity as a blessing. She is very bubbly and her personality seemed very likable.

    Where is the character? I'm using my imagination and saying that the young girl is at her home having a discussion with someone about how she sees herself and everyone around her in the monologue "Not so perfect child." "Blessing in disguise" is with her guy friend maybe at lunch or in their room hanging out.

    Whats their motivation? The heartbroken girls motivation is that she is hurt and sad blamming her sister. She uses the perfection of her mother and sister as a motivation to rage about her "horrible" self. The blind girl's motivation is being blind and having a great friend to listen and help her.

    How did the character get to the point they are now? The blind girl got their because she is blind and finds the positives about it. She uses her friend and finds the positivity of having a guy friend and being in a pageant. The sad girl got where shes at now because of all the anger and jelousy she builds up.

    Two very beautiful scripts

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  44. 1. Protecto (Kid Hero)
    2. Pull My Strings

    I like these because they really show the genre of the piece. It is evident and simple.

    1. The kid hero
    2. Thomas

    1. Imaginative, dreamy, childlike, naïve
    2. Angry, upset, short temper, self-pitying

    1. Probably in his bedroom alone. Thinking
    2. Probably a dark room

    1. To be accepted at school/ be noticed and to help people
    2. Tired of being told what to do

    1. Childhood fantasies. The child probably watches too many superhero movies
    2. Thomas is probably a victim of some sort of bullying because he is a pastor and always gets told what to do. He has to conform to the restrictions of society. He is probably like this now because he has had enough and decided to do something about it

    1. -
    2. The character is quite restricted in freedom choices because of societies views on the church. He can’t handle this and breaks free of the chains holding him down.

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  45. #1 Hungry For Death - Holy Ground - Turk - DM Larson
    #2 Destroy Me - Teen Angel - David - DM Larson

    Q1-1: This character was evil, but had a heart binding attachment to the woman he loved and would do anything to turn back the world for her, and that moved me.
    Q1-2: I feel this character had a form of PTSD from the crash and it changed his emotions dramatically.

    Q2-1: Turk - An evil mastermind with the power of love changing his point of view of the world
    Q2-2: David - a drag race driver with PTSD

    Q3-1: Turk has emotions as any human could and it got the best of him when he fell for this woman in this scene you can tell hes defending her emotionally.
    Q3-2: This character is pure hearted with a fast lane spirit, and the trouble he's going through with his PTSD is driving him slowly crazy.

    Q4-1: In a dark part hidden area in an enchanted dungeon
    Q4-2: A therapist's office

    Q5-1: Simple and plain, I'd have to say the power of love was his motivation.
    Q5-2: The motivation of David was the PTSD memory of the wreck.

    Q6-1a: He was part of this master plan to take souls and after he fell in love with one, his and her soul is in jeopardy.
    Q6-1b: He comes from a town with no father and no mother living on the streets until a dark character offered him power in exchange for doing his bidding.
    Q6-1c: He started behaving strangely because of the woman that he attached to and has to come to terms that the power of love alone is enough to put anybody in the rightful place they rightfully belong.

    Q6-2a: David is an ex-drag racer that enjoyed the excitement and adrenaline rush he got from living in the fast lane.
    Q6-2b: Coming from an unstable background with just a mother, and living in the wild suburbs with people of the same nature, he ended up enjoying the thrill as well after he saw his first street race.
    Q6-2c: The way he is behaving is from the accident he speaks about from a crash he had, and the emotions that are changing so dramatically is because of living life in every aspect in the fast lane he continues to live the same way in his mind.

    Q7-1: I found out this character actually has demons inside of his body and he is trying his best to do whatever it takes to save her and himself, but if he cant save himself then he must keep her away from the demons inside of his body.
    Q7-2: That was mind boggling. I found out that David is actually the guy that hit Rick in the play, and the reason he's having the memories of the crash that Rick was in is because he was feeling guilty of causing the crash.

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  46. The monolouges i picked are "Ice Queen" and "I was Never Important"

    Why do you like the monologues?
    Well, they both are different, one is sassy and the other is weak yet to be coragous. I feel like those monolouges scream their genres very well.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    Macy and Molly

    What is the character like?
    Macy is obsessive and sassy
    Molly is weak, unconfident but would do anything for people she loves

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    Both are in their rooms

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    Macy's was because the person she worships in school is being mean to her
    Molly's was because she had a big power and that comes with big responsibilities

    How did the character get to the point they are now? (what is their background? where did they come from? why are they behaving the way they do?)
    I'm going to conclude that Macy is probably not loved by her parents so she's looking for affection and somone to look up to
    Molly is because she had always been invisible and doubt her place in this world

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  47. "First Words" and "Dance With the Wind"

    Why do you like the monologues?: "First Words" is sad, jealous, angry. I can tell the character has a sad past, and I love characters with deep back stories. "Dance With the Wind" is powerful and free. It's beautiful and nicely contrasts the negativity of "First Words".

    Who is the main character of each monologue?:
    "First Words" - Tina. "Dance With the Wind" - unnamed character.
    What is the character like?

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue?  (What's their motivation?):
    Tina seems like she's been through a lot. She's lonely and feels like no one truly loves her. It hurts, but she'd rather play it off with sarcasm and pretend it's all funny to her. Emotions are weakness in her eyes. The unnamed character of "Dance With the Wind" is strong. Contrary to Tina, the bad experiences in her life have only made her stronger. She's wise and has learned from her past.

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