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1 Course, 3 Units, 31 Lesson Plans, and 22 Resources tagged "Monologue" for Drama Teachers.

Courses

Working With Monologues For Rehearsal And Development

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. You'll outline a curriculum for your classroom and tie the learning benchmarks to the new National Theatre V&PA standards, as well as to Ontario and BC curriculum expectations.

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Units

Monologue Writing Made Easy

by Matthew Banaszynski

Join Matt Banaszynski in this dynamic unit designed to introduce students to the process of starting, drafting, polishing, and performing a self-created, stand-alone monologue.

Students will learn the steps involved in going from a simple idea to a full monologue, using the Story Mountain framework. They will also provide feedback, self-critiques, and teacher feedback during the process.

This is a great way for students to get creative and engaged in a genre that is meaningful to them, and can be customized to the needs of your classroom.

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Monologues

by Matt Webster

In the Monologue Unit, students will learn the building blocks of monologues while writing a simple monologue. This unit is divided into two parts.

In part one, the Monologue Writing Made Easy unit by Matt Banaszynski is reviewed or executed in full, depending on class needs.

In part two, students will dissect monologues as a vehicle for character and performance and will write more refined monologues based on existing fictional characters from fairytales or myths. Students will then rehearse and perform their monologues, as a final project for the unit.

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Decolonizing Monologues

by Nicholas Pappas

In this unit, students will write a monologue authentic to their unique voice rather than to a Eurocentric canon model. We are going to decolonize the monologue. The goal in decolonizing monologues is to be inclusive of all voices in the classroom and to allow those voices to grow out of the unique style and cultural background of every student.

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Lesson Plans

Story vs Monologue

by Lindsay Price

Students will discuss and answer questions regarding the differences between a monologue and a story using The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as a model.

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Shakespeare: Finding Emotion and Action in Text

by Anna Porter

Students will understand how to uncover the directorial clues that Shakespeare left in his work by doing a textual analysis.

They will explore Emotional Outbursts, Action words, and Emotion words through a structured color coding analysis of a Shakespeare monologue.

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From Speech to Playwriting

by Lindsay Price

The speech is a great gateway to teach students about how to write a monologue.

Use this lesson to identify the similarities between a speech and a monologue. Students will analyze a speech, identify what makes a good speech, and learn that the same qualities apply when it comes to writing a good monologue. They will write their own speech in pairs, and adapt their speech into a monologue.

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Object/Emotion Monologue

by Stephanie-Ann Cocking

Students will practice speaking in front of their peers as they explore personification and emotion in a monologue.

After seeing a model exercise, Students choose an object and an emotion as the base for their monologue. Students play the part of the object and decide on a story that explains why they feel their current emotion. Students demonstrate stage presence, vocal presence and creating a relevant story.

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Character Development in the Shakespearean Monologue

by Lindsay Price

To demonstrate how modern character development exercises apply to Shakespearean characters.

Students apply exercises to a character from Shakespeare by examining at the character’s foreground and background, answering character questions, and creating the character’s physicality. This will demystify the process of preparing a Shakespearean monologue and give students the tools they need to prepare a monologue on their own.

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The Criteria of a Good Monologue

by Lindsay Price

Students will identify the elements of a good monologue through analysis and evaluation, focusing on a need to speak (Why does the character speak?), a specific character voice (Who is the character?) and a journey (Is there a beginning, middle, end?).

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Acting the Monologue: Sugar and Salt

by Lindsay Price

This is a great exercise when students are in the middle of preparing a monologue. Students will apply variety to a monologue in the following ways:
- Variety of pace (choosing a line to slow down or a place to pause)
- Variety of tone (choosing a line to deliver with an opposite tone)

Includes two sample monologues.

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Improvisation: The Rashomon Monologue

by Lindsay Price

Students will learn the Rashomon plot device and put it into practice through improvised character monologues.

Includes scenario sheet, assignment sheet, and assessment rubric.

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Monologue Writing: The Need to Speak

by Lindsay Price

Students will complete exercises that demonstrate how a character’s need to speak results in a better monologue. They will then write a monologue that applies this knowledge.

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Introduction to Close Reading

by Lindsay Price

Students will work on their critical thinking skills through close reading. Teachers will first model the technique with a sentence, students will practice the technique in groups and then apply their knowledge with a close reading of a monologue. This lesson comes with an individual assignment and close reading handout.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: What Was I Thinking? Monologue

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students build comprehension of a play and it’s characters through an external exercise.

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What is a Monologue: Analysis

by Lindsay Price

Students will identify the elements that make a good monologue. Have student groups read aloud existing monologues and then discuss, answer questions, and evaluate the elements of the monologues. Do these existing monologues meet the criteria of a good monologue?

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Introduction to Monologue Writing

by Matthew Banaszynski

Students will start the process of writing a monologue by storytelling. They will tell a story based only on what they observe in a picture.

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The Story Mountain Framework

by Matthew Banaszynski

Students will understand the parts of a story and how it relates to a monologue through the story mountain framework.

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Analyzing Monologues

by Matthew Banaszynski

Students will plot out the steps of the story mountain by using existing monologues.

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Monologue Writing

by Matthew Banaszynski

Students will start writing their own monologue, using a pre-selected phrase as a starting point.

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Drafting a Monologue

by Matthew Banaszynski

Using their rough drafts from the starter prompts, students will work in pairs to edit their drafts to make cleaner stories. Students will also map out their drafts on a Story Mountain diagram to make sure that they follow the proper format.

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More Minds Are Better Than One

by Matthew Banaszynski

Students will work in groups to turn their previous drafts into completed monologues.

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Performing a Monologue

by Matthew Banaszynski

Students will perform their monologues in front of the class and reflect on the process.

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Monologue Writing Made Easy Unit

by Matthew Banaszynski

Part one of this unit includes either the execution of the Monologue Writing Made Easy unit, or a review of concepts, depending on your class needs.
- If materials have not been previously introduced, execute the entire unit before starting part two.
- If some materials have been previously covered, review major concepts and terminology, introduce any new concepts, then move on to part two.

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Rashomon

by Lindsay Price

Students apply the Rashomon format to understand the concept of seeing a familiar story through a different set of eyes.

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The Criteria of a Good Monologue

by Lindsay Price

Students review a monologue to analyse components that make a good monologue (A need to speak. A specific character voice. A journey). Students will use this criteria as the basis of their original monologue.

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The Need to Speak

by Lindsay Price

Expanding on the criteria of a good monologue, students​ ​will​ ​write a short​ ​”need to speak” monologue.

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Culminating Project: Performing Monologues

by Matt Webster

Students will perform their revised monologues. The teacher will evaluate the monologues with the provided rubric.

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Monologues

by Lindsay Price

In this lesson, students will analyze existing monologues, identify the criteria for a good monologue, and write their own monologue in the practice session.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Body-Language-Prompted Monologue Writing

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will examine pictures with a person in them, infer what the person in the picture is going through based on their body language, create a character profile for the person, and then write two monologues. If you have a longer class, a Reflection is provided for students to then compare and contrast the two monologues.

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Close Reading: Monologue

by Lindsay Price

Close reading is a text-dependent analysis tool that allows students to read a text for in-depth comprehension. Students focus on the text to understand what’s being said, how it’s being said, and why. In this lesson, students will use this analysis technique on a monologue. They will go through
the process on a model and then apply what they have learned in a culminating activity.

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Close Reading Analysis of Monologue: Not Again

by Quincy Young

Close reading requires students to analyze a text more thoroughly then they might naturally be inclined to, and because of this, students will be required to read the text three times. The first reading focuses on what the text says, the second reading focuses on how the text works, and the third engages students in evaluating the text, comparing it with other texts, or thinking about its implications in their lives in relation to the text.

This lesson applies the close reading technique to analyze a BIPOC-centred theatrical text.

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Capturing the Way People Speak

by Nicholas Pappas

Students will learn to break free of academia’s stringent MLA formatting and “proper” speech patterns, while recognizing their own code-switching, to capture authentic and natural rhythms to match the speech patterns of their friends, families, and community.

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What is a Monologue?

by Nicholas Pappas

Students will build upon the Overheard Dialogue lesson to write a first draft of an authentic, decolonized monologue that speaks to their interests and voice.

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Workshopping and the Second Draft

by Nicholas Pappas

Students will use a workshop process to build upon the first draft of their monologue and write a second, stronger draft of their monologue.

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Resources

Monologue Prompts

A page of prompts for student-written monologues.

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The Secret Scene Partner

Teach students how to create a secret scene partner when they perform a monologue.

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Playing Status

Use these two monologues from the movie Little Voice to discuss status and changing status with your students.

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Monologue Writing Rubric

Use this rubric to assess monologue writing.

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Monologue This Workshop

Lindsay Price's Monologue This workshop, video taken live via Periscope.

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Improvising Your Monologue Exercise

Use this exercise in the middle of a monologue project, to get students to the heart of the monologue, using improvisation techniques.

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First Lines

Use these first lines prompts (list of 35) for monologue and scene work.

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Original Monologue Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for original monologues includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Middle School Monologue Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for middle school monologues includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Advanced Monologue Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for advanced monologues includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Monologue Performance Rubric

This assessment tool for monologues includes a rubric, a performance task outline, and a performer checklist.

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Monologues for Classroom Study: betweenity

Use this monologue in your classroom for character study, monologue work, substitute teachers, performance, Individual Event competitions, and however else you can imagine.
Character: Still
Genre: Comedy

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Monologues for Classroom Study: betweenity 2

Use this monologue in your classroom for character study, monologue work, substitute teachers, performance, Individual Event competitions, and however else you can imagine.
Character: Tyne
Genre: Drama

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Monologues for Classroom Study: Box

Use this monologue in your classroom for character study, monologue work, substitute teachers, performance, Individual Event competitions, and however else you can imagine.
Character: Justice
Genre: Drama

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Monologue Packet

We know that you’re always on the lookout for monologues. We also know you’ve no time to search for monologues.

Enjoy the material in this packet. Use them in your classes. Give them to your students for their next IE’s. The full scripts for all monologues can be found at theatrefolk.com.

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Monologues for Classroom Study: Somewhere, Nowhere

Use this monologue in your classroom for character study, monologue work, substitute teachers, performance, Individual Event competitions, and however else you can imagine.
Character: Trina
Genre: Dramedy

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Monologues for Classroom Study: The Hope and Heartache Diner

Use this monologue in your classroom for character study, monologue work, substitute teachers, performance, Individual Event competitions, and however else you can imagine.
Character: Shrug
Genre: Drama

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00 - The 30 Second Monologue Project eBook

This resource is designed to take students through the skills they need to perform a monologue - in steps. Instead of starting with the end goal – that two-minute piece – start at the beginning.
In this eBook you’ll find a four-lesson unit that will take students up the ladder toward that goal, and get students ready to tackle a longer monologue with confidence.

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Monologue Information Sheet

Use this template to track a monologue, including play details, character details, objectives, obstacles, tactics, and more.

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Send-Home Packet: Monologue Writing

Packet for a monologue writing project that students can do on their own without access to the internet or a computer.

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