Private Stories: Monologues for Young Actors Ages 8 to 16

Private Stories: Monologues for Young Actors Ages 8 to 16

by Elizabeth Bauman


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Private Stories: Monologues for Young Actors Ages 8 to 16 by Elizabeth Bauman

(Limelight). This collection of monologues is accompanied by seven key questions that help young actors to create unique, well-rounded characters directly from their imagination. The monologues can also be used to stimulate creativity in children and help them deal with daily issues of tolerance, self-acceptance, belonging, and self-expression. Topics include loss of love and friendship, jealousy, life changes, and secrets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879103415
Publisher: Limelight Editions
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     ix
Notes to the Actor     xv
Seven Key Questions     xvii
Boys Theme
Albert: Heartbreak     3
Malcolm: Painful Secret     7
Tyrese: Best Day     11
Dean: Jealousy     15
Second String: Competition     17
Pearl Harbor: Deciding What's Right For You     21
Chadon: Feeling Different     25
Max: Making Money     29
About Leslie: Love/Getting Real     33
The Lonely Moment: Too Smart     37
Kevin: Life Change     41
Joel: Blessing and a Curse     45
Edward: Trouble Focusing/Being Hyper     49
Dead: No Way Out     53
The Long Way Home: Fighting     55
Coleman: Sadness     59
Girls Theme
Star Wars: Saying the Right Thing     65
The Gap: Making Choices     69
The Wizard of Oz: Blame     73
The Wave: Confusion     77
The Tray: Embarrassment     81
Grass is Always Greener: Connection     85
John Wayne: Dreams Come True     89
Next Door Neighbors: Separation     93
The Recorder: Hiding aSecret     97
Bus Stop: Heartbreak     101
Tomahawk: Confidence     105
Grandma: New Experiences     109
Aileen: Lonely     113
Jenny: Losing a Best Friend     117
Lainie: Abuse     121
First Love: Love     125
About the Author     129

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