Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Free Online Acting Education Class 2018 Lesson 6

Lesson 6

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



TIPS FOR FINDING MONOLOGUES 

1. Be sure to find a monologue that is right for your age. For example, don't pick one about a mother, father, wife or husband if you're not old enough to be one.

2. Select a monologue you can relate to. Find one that has an experience you share or an emotional you can connect to. Look for a character you understand or that is similar to yourself. Here are some good monologues for FEMALES and MALES

3. Find the right mood or tone for your monologue. Do you need a COMEDY or a DRAMA?

4. If you are performing the monologue in a competition, you may need to select one from a published play. Here are MONOLOGUES FROM PUBLISHED PLAYS.


The monologues must be from this link:

https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2017/11/free-one-minute-monologues-for-actors.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 (or a link to a video or audio response).


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15 comments:

  1. -A Breaking Heart
    1. I like the monologue because it shows how Nell feels when they break up.
    2. The mail charavter is Nell
    3. The character is guarded off and tries not to show their feelings
    4. I'm not sure
    5. Nell is being broken up with and she's trying not Ron act heartbroken
    6. Not sure, but I think she got into a relationship but was was trying not to fall in love
    7. Not sure

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    1. Why do you like the monologues?
      I like the NERD monologue because the lines seem hilarious, and I have experience with nerds, not being one, but I have seen them enough to nail this role.
      Who is the main character of each monologue?
      Jenny is the main character of the NERD monologue.
      What is the character like?
      She actually is a nerd, besides finding attratctiveness in them.
      Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
      The monologue does not say.
      Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?) Their motivation is probably to introduce the audience to a bit of her personal life. I was not able to choose a second monologue.

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  2. -Catchick
    1. I like the monologue because it shows the struggles of Catchick
    2. Catchick is the main character
    3. The character is desperate to be rid of her powers
    4. A doctor's office
    5. Catchick is a true a doctor's office because she hates her powers
    6. Not sure, but she somehow got powers she hates
    7. Not sure

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  3. Dreaming of Dragons
    1. I like the monologue because it’s fun and imaginative.
    2. The main character is a boy who loves dragons.
    3. The character is fun, adventurous and imaginative.
    4. It doesn’t go into detail with the setting.
    5. The boy wants to live with dragons and for his dreams to become real.
    6. Not sure.
    7. Not sure.

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  4. The Big Bad Wolf
    1. I like the monologue because it’s funny and I played a character similar to it.
    2. The main character is the Big Bad Wolf from the fairy tale stories who's tries to tell it’s side of the story.
    3. The character is mad and has hurt feelings.
    4. Not sure.
    5. The Wolf wants a happy ever after ending, and wants people to treat his fairly.
    6. I think that the Wolf is tired of people labeling him a “bad wolf”.
    7. Not sure.

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  5. I chose Cindy and Mindy
    Cindy is a dramatic script ,its amazing the way its expressing this deep saddness... I loved it...The main character is Cindy,a young princess ..Cindy is fighting with her thoughts..A prince fell into a sleeping spell and the only way to save him is to kiss him ... Cindy thinks she is ugly and she doesnt deserve to do that ,she says she doesnt even know him... She turns out trying to make us believe she is ugly just because she hates herself..
    Mindy is a comedy script.She talks to her crush ,describing situations about his expressions and her reactions...laughing and trying to impress him..At the end she notices that he was stuttering ,she thinks that she acts stupid and changes her attitude telling him to forget all about this little conversation. I chose Mindy because I wanted to take the chance to play all these little expressions and faces .

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  6. -A Thing for Nerds
    1. I like the monologue because it's so imaginative I want to play a character that is similar. (In my time, I was a shy, introverted, quiet geek who likes to play video games (mostly fighting, RPG and action-adventure), watch movies, listen to music (mostly R&B), and surf the Internet.
    2. The main character of this monologue is Jenny.
    3. Jenny is a smart, nerdy but lovely young woman who wants to become an actress.
    4. It takes place in a college dorm room or a loft apartment somewhere in a small town or a big city.
    5. Jenny is trying to find some nerdy guys with a heart of gold because nerds are her thing. She doesn't want to date dumb, muscle-bound, pretty-boy type of jocks because of their good looks and competition.
    6. I think that she comes from an upper middle-class background and she is a driven, determined, good-natured person who is definitely hanging out with nerds since she was a kid.
    7. I'm not sure, but what I do know is that the character has to choose between two nerdy roommates and she's not sure which one.

    Stairway to Heaven
    1. I like this monologue because it reminds me of one the supernatural movies I watched, The Lovely Bones.
    2. The main character is Peggy.
    3. She's a troubled young woman who has done some bad deeds in the past.
    4. It takes place somewhere in the purgatory.
    5. She was given a mission to complete in order to earn herself angel wings for entering Heaven, but she knew that this was not an easy one.
    6. As she enters into the afterlife, she's very confused because she doesn't know where she was or about the concept of it. She remembers so little about her life. She's trying to do a good deed by saving the loved ones she left behind.
    7. Not sure, but what I do know is about her age range for a teen.

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  7. I choose Cassandra

    1. I like the monologue because it was really funny and I think I could be capable of playing a character like her.

    2. The Main Character's name is Cassandra

    3. I feel like she is over-dramatic and kind of naive which makes it funny

    4. I think it takes place in the Greek times

    5. I thinks she is calling for someone and says that nobody ever listens to her.

    6. N/A

    7. It's from the Hysterical History of the Trojan War

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  8. Alien Goo.

    1. Very Funny and intresting
    2. Captian
    3. Funny captain
    4. In the investigation space
    5. Captain responding to another commandar and speaking to alien
    6. Get to the point at space in search of alien to sign the contract. Backgroun - space ship.
    7. They came from earth.
    8. No

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  9. Why do you like the monologues?
    They seem fun and expressive.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    1- Dotty from “Miserable”
    2- Peggy from “Stairway to Heaven”

    What is the character like?
    1- She is in love with her boss, she doesn’t want to be, but he is good looking and successful. She doesn’t want to risk her job by liking a co-worker/boss, but she can’t help fall for his flirtatious advances.
    2- She isn’t a good person, she didn’t live a good life

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    1- At work, sitting at her desk.
    2- In the afterlife (transition between the good and the bad place)

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    1- She is trying to figure out why she likes her boss and trying to take herself out of liking him.
    2- She is trying to figure out where she is, what she has forgotten

    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- She is single, she works at a desk job (college grad), she is pretty (good to look at), she is looking for love or a date or attention, she wants to be successful in her career
    2- She mad bad decisions in her life and now she is dead and on her way to the bad place

    Is the monologue from a play? If so, read the play and write about what you learned about the character from the play.
    1- I didn’t see a link to a play for “Miserable”
    2- I need to buy the play “Teen Angel” to read it

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  11. Titles: Beauty And Perfection & A Thing For Nerds
    1. Because I felt like I could be that character and know after I read them a couple times I was totally that character for each monologue
    2. Beauty And Perfection= Shelly & A Thing For Nerds= Jenny
    3. Miss Shelly was talking about where she came from a not so sweet past and Jenny was talking about how she likes being a nerd or a geek. Jenny also talks about how she likes being a nerd and to the Nerds she is HOT!
    4. Miss Shelly took place in Hollywood and inside her mother’s stomach and Jenny took place as a nerd

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  12. Titles:
    Catchick and Dreaming of Dragons

    Why do you like the monologues?
    Catchick was adorable so I wanted to try it. Dreaming of Dragons was a little different from Catchick so I also wanted to try it. They seemed very fun to play.

    Who is the main character of each monologue?
    Catchick=A girl with mutant powers she hates
    Dreaming of Dragons=A girl likes dreaming about dragons

    What is the character like?
    In catchick the girl seems to really hate her mutant powers. In Dreaming of dragons the girl seems to dream about dragons and think about them a lot.

    Where is the character (the setting/place it is taking place)?
    Catchick takes place in a mad scientist's lab or hospital. Dreaming of dragons from my understanding takes place in the girl's bed where she thinks about stuff

    Why is the character saying what they are saying in the monologue? (What's their motivation?)
    In catchick the girl really wants to get rid of her powers because she is exhausted having them. In Dreaming Of Dragons the girl really likes dreaming about dragons but doesn't want them to be real as her noghtmares might also become real.

    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?)
    In catchick the girl is tired of having powers and ended up going to a mad scientist doctor for help. In dreaming of dragons the girl dreamed of dragons and worry that of they become real her nightmares might become real to so she ended lettin go of the thought of dragons becoming real.

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  13. “End the hurting” and “A Thing for Nerds” are the monologues I chose.
    I enjoyed the script for “A Thing for Nerds” because im a nerd myself, I’ve always enjoyed video games, electronics, Pok√©mon, and I agree with the points said about boy nerds. Because of this, I feel I can put emotion into my acting without going over the top, and just being myself. “End the Hurting” has the sense of being strong, the events in my life made me go to the point where I had to stop the pain, cause it was getting too bad. This script is stating the same thing, it’s like it took a chunk of my heart and put it on paper! I feel like I would be good at acting this way, since I’ve actually experienced it, without getting too emotional, or making it look forced.
    The main character in a “Thing for Nerds” is Jenny, The part In “End the Hurting” can be played by a man or female.
    Jenny is a nerd, who finds boys who are nerds attractive as well. She’s quirky, and shows respect. The part in “End the Hurting” is strong, determined, and firm near the end telling the pain to stop. In the beginning the character is down, and sad.
    The monologue “Thing for Nerds” does not have a specific setting, but I would see the part best played in a bedroom on the floor, or a chair. In “End the Hurting” it takes place in a dark room that becomes lighter.
    Jenny was stating how nerds are better than other men cause they treat girls with respect and kindness, they don’t care about looks, they care about personality. In “End the Hurting” it showed how to be brave and stand up to pain instead of letting it knock you down.
    For Jenny, she was always a nerd, she stated she would play Dungeons and Dragons when she was younger, making her love it to the point where she loves boy nerds as much as the game. In “End the Hurting” they were sick of feeling that way, and decided it was time to stand up to better mental and physical health.
    Yes, they are both from a play, I learned about keep trying, not giving up, and how to know when boys are treating you with respect or disrespect from the plays.

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  14. Catchick and First words

    Why do you like the monologues? they are interesting and i think both of them are pretty dynamic

    Who is the main character of each monologue? catchick and tina

    What is the character like? Catchick: she's a female with cat like powers (like catwoman) and really wants to get rid of it. Tina: she's a female who has maybe lost her way and is feeling let down by her family/friends.

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

    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?)
    She became tired of having powers and decided to visit and doctor who can her help her. // I don't really know too much about Tina's background but I can tell she is lost and has turned her back on her family and friends

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