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    We've started looking at monologues for our AS drama performance and everyone else in my group has an idea of what they are going to do. i was waiting until we found out what play we were doing as i want to do a monologue in a different style to the group performance. I've done a lot of contemporary monologues, especially Jim Cartwright so i was thinking so wanted to stay clear of that type of monologue. My teacher suggested Berkoff or Brecht, i was thinking possibly something Greek. i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or monologues they could send me as a lot of monologues are copyrighted on the internet.

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    I would agree with your teacher on Brecht.

    Any mono will be copyrighted as you are using other people's scripts.

    I would say shakespeare aswell. I've got a student an A doing a shakespeare for AS.
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    I can give you suggestions even if you're not interested in contemporary monologues.

    Have a look at some stuff from "Pornography" by Simon Stephens. And Dennis Kelly has some beautiful monologues.

    Also - a good non contemporary monologue is the Ghost monologue in "A Spanish Tradedy" by Thomas Kyd.

    One thing to remember about doing Elizabethan/Greek/Jacobean theatre is that you need to be prepared to be able to understand every single word and phrase you are saying to deem its true meaning. Don't just say it as it reads. There is importance in how it is said etc. But obviously I hope you know this already as a Drama student!
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    (Original post by clareramos)
    I would agree with your teacher on Brecht.
    Do you have any suggestion to what play to look out. My teacher suggested Mother Courage but I couldn't really spot a potential monologue when skimming through.
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    (Original post by OliverGyani)

    Have a look at some stuff from "Pornography" by Simon Stephens. And Dennis Kelly has some beautiful monologues.

    Also - a good non contemporary monologue is the Ghost monologue in "A Spanish Tradedy" by Thomas Kyd.
    thanks. ill look at those soon.

    I went to a book shop and bought "Nil by mouth" by Gary oldman "caught on a train", "coming in to land" and "close my Eyes" by Stephen Poliakoff and a collection of play by wole Soyinka and some plays by Berkoff. any suggestion of monolouges from this plays if you have read them or know them?
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    (Original post by buttercuplizzy)
    thanks. ill look at those soon.

    I went to a book shop and bought "Nil by mouth" by Gary oldman "caught on a train", "coming in to land" and "close my Eyes" by Stephen Poliakoff and a collection of play by wole Soyinka and some plays by Berkoff. any suggestion of monolouges from this plays if you have read them or know them?
    If you want a really nitty-gritty monologue try 'Decadence' by Berkoff, or 'East'. Be prepared to go all out for it though!
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    (Original post by buttercuplizzy)
    Do you have any suggestion to what play to look out. My teacher suggested Mother Courage but I couldn't really spot a potential monologue when skimming through.
    Off top of my head, can't think, will see if there's any scripts in work I can flick though.

    Are you able to do a mono based on a play, make your own based on a play of your choice? what's the spec btw?
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    Some classical ones

    A play called The Knights, I don't know it overally well, but I read it and liked it.
 
 
 
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