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Bellwork: Answer this in 5-6 sentences on page 18 of your INB What is a monologue? What is the function of a monologue in a play? Why would a playwright decide to include one? Agenda: Bellwork (page 18) Notes: Monologue (page 19) Classwork: Write a monologue for Lizzie confessing to the murders REMINDERS: Journals are due. If Napoli can get up here to check them, she will. If not, Ms. Howard will check them tomorrow. You needed 4; two for Act 1 and two for Act 2 with corresponding left sides.
A monologue is a long speech that expresses the thoughts or feelings of one character.
In theatre, the monologue can be a great gift. It's a gift to the audience to look up on that stage and see inside the thoughts of a human being. For the great monologues are private moments, secrets, emotions, heartbreaks, wonders.
In every monologue, there must be the need for the character to speak. Monologues can also tell us what drives the character and character’s motivation.
They each involve a solitary speaker. The difference between the two doesn't have to do with who's talking but with who's listening.
A monologue — from the Greek monos (" single ") and legein ("to speak") — is a speech given by a single person to an audience.
But a soliloquy — from the Latin solus (" alone ") and loqui ("to speak") — is a speech that one gives to oneself. In a play, a character delivering a soliloquy talks to herself — thinking out loud, as it were — so that the audience better understands what is happening to the character internally Source: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/cliffsnotes/literat ure/whats-the-difference-between-a-soliloquy- and-a-monologue http://www.cliffsnotes.com/cliffsnotes/literat ure/whats-the-difference-between-a-soliloquy- and-a-monologue
A monologue should have a beginning, middle and an end. A monologue should always reveal something – be it a story, a secret, an answer to a question, or an emotional outpouring. A monologue offers insight into the character.
What if Blood Relations ended with Lizzie confessing to her sister and the actress? Using what you have learned, write a monologue for Lizzie confessing to the murders. Do this on page 18 of your INB. Follow the requirements of a monologue found in the notes taken today. It should be at least 25-30 lines.
How could you just use me like this? I thought we had something together. I thought I meant something to you. When you chose me, I was so excited. ME, you picked me out of everyone else. I was a little worried about leaving home, even though it was always, always cold in there, but I just knew that together we would have the most exciting and fabulous life. I gave up everything for you. And you --- you just threw me away. You used me up, and threw me away. Was this all I meant to you? Was I just some … container to you? Nothing more? You could at least have put me in the recycling bin.