Because a monologue comes from a great play, it doesn't necessarily follow that it's a great monologue for you. The writing may be fine and literary, but, from an actor's standpoint, there are other considerations. A great monologue for you is one that showcases you, lends itself best to your interpretation, makes auditors, instructors and casting directors sit up and say, "Wow!"
Often, monologues lifted from plays are -- because they are lifted from plays -- totally out of context. They don't make a lot of sense unless delivered in relation to the total piece. Unless you devote a great portion of your valuable, allotted time to exposition, a monologue pulled randomly from a play is an abstract thing and is usually, therefore, of an unspecified duration with no point of reference, no point of view, and no beginning, middle and end.
Dramaline's original monologues are of ideal duration, embrace contemporary subjects, have definite points of view, are written in today's speech, and have beginnings middles and ends. And they are not over-worked warhorses. They are fresh slices of modern life that focus maximum attention on you. And they are formatted with readable spacing and printed on eye-easy paper. Every consideration has been taken to make Dramaline books easy on the actor, to make them readily usable, effective tools. The accent is on you!
|Product dimensions:||5.45(w) x 8.39(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||14 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I received this book as a gift, I was expecting a lot more out of it. I am a teenager myself and I found that these monologues didn't represent the way a teenager acts correctly in any of the 30 monologues. They were seterotypical and each and everyone portrayed a bratty, spoiled teenager. I found these unrealistic and offensive to all teens. To all aspiring teen actresses, don't waste your money on this book.
the book had great monologues and the idea was brilliant.