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Working With Monologues For Rehearsal And Development

Created by Gai Jones

In "Working With Monologues For Rehearsal And Development" you will develop ten sessions of study on monologues. The study contains the definition and history of the monologue; monologue vocabulary; analysis of a practice monologue, staging a short monologue; working with musical theatre lyrics as a monologue; writing short autobiographical monologues.

At the end of this course, you will have a curriculum which can be used as introduction to monologue work.

11 Modules
2 hours, 9 minutes
4 Credit Hours

Course Outline

Lesson 0: Introduction 16:56 FREE PREVIEW
Lesson 1: The Monologue 8:46 FREE PREVIEW
In Lesson 01, you and the instructor will experience what a monologue is, a very brief history of monologue and the different types of monologues.
Lesson 2: Working With a Monologue 13:15
This lesson presents experiences in working with a short monologue for rehearsals. The methods presented in this workshop can be used to work on future monologues.
Lesson 3: Scoring Your Role 9:04
In this session, you will mark beats, improvise your text and begin to act this simple monologue, scoring your role, marking your emotional beats for the monologue. Read the monologue yet another time from the first line to the last line.
Lesson 4: Keeping it Real 9:41
In this lesson we cover keeping it real, in the moment, not indicating, texting or telegramming your monologue, tracing the emotions in the monologue.
Lesson 5: Staging Your Monologue 16:12
In this lesson we add action, learn about thinking land, rehearsing with natural gestures, get some staging tips, memorizing tips, how to slate and how to end your monologue performance.
Lesson 6: Musical Theatre Lyrics 10:40
In this session you’ll use CWOW; remember, character, where, objective, who, or to whom to explore musical theatre scripts.
Lesson 7: Solo Actor as Playwright 14:22
In this lesson, there are experiences which will encourage your past and present thoughts and feelings. Creating your own original monologue incorporates your thoughts and feelings into personal material.
Lesson 8: Exploring Original Monologues 17:39
In Lesson 08, we work with comic and serious perspectives of thinking and writing.
Lesson 9: Writing Monologues 7:02
Creating a character from your memories for your autobiographical monologue.
Lesson 10: Working With Students 5:36
Looking at the four processes involved in the new Arts standards, you can see how all of the monologue work fits somewhere. The four processes, including creating, performing, responding, connecting.

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