Thursday, March 10, 2011

ON ACTING: Monologues

There are three essential questions to be asked (and answered) when approaching a monologue:

(1) Who (in specific) are you talking to?
(2) What are you trying to convince them to agree with you about (whether directly or indirectly)?
(3) Why are you talking to them in the first place?...what is the emotional discomfort (feeling) that is causing you to talk to them (sub-text; emotional motivation, etc) which, if they agree with your point of view, will be ameliorated (lessened)?

Who, what, why...we talk, we tell a story, we argue a point, to convince someone in particular to identify and agree with us so our pain or pleasure can be addressed in a more positive, purposeful manner.


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