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im in the 2nd round of auditioning for a speech giving competition ('declamation') and need to find a dramatic piece (funny or serious) that lasts (or can be cut short) to 1.5-2 mins. ideas? for the first round i did shakespeare's henry Vs 'once more into the breech' speech...
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the Maniacs monologue from Accidental Death of a Salesman by Dario Fo... not sure if it's what you want but it sure is fun to do hehehe
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im in the 2nd round of auditioning for a speech giving competition ('declamation') and need to find a dramatic piece (funny or serious) that lasts (or can be cut short) to 1.5-2 mins. ideas? for the first round i did shakespeare's henry Vs 'once more into the breech' speech...
edders! my main man!!

did you watch the rocky film the other night?

why dont you be rocky out of that? i can train you to be a good boxer!
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did you watch the rocky film the other night?
im in the usa :rolleyes:
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Anything shakespearean would be good, and it would show your proud patriotism...

I would do all the world's a stage...hehehe.

Oh, just realised you've already done Shakespeare.

Do Lucky's speech in waiting for Godot...ROTFL!!
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im in the usa :rolleyes:
it was on bbc though, so it would have been on tv over there 2.

it was rocky 3, the one where rocky gets the cr*p kicked out of him by that massive black guy.

then apollo creed trains him up for the re-match, and the eye of teh tiger music comes on as he gets motivated for the fight.

he then beats the black guy who is 10 times the size of him, and says a cheesy line at the end with his eyes practically dislodged.

cant beat good entertainment!
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(Original post by edders)
im in the 2nd round of auditioning for a speech giving competition ('declamation') and need to find a dramatic piece (funny or serious) that lasts (or can be cut short) to 1.5-2 mins. ideas? for the first round i did shakespeare's henry Vs 'once more into the breech' speech...
dramatic piece (funny) - what about the one where gervais does his dance?

dramatic - yes, it got the audience stunned
funny - yes

1.5 - 2 mins - yes.

see edders, there's always an answer.
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personally, i'd avoid shakespear, simply cos everyone does it. i found that mosca's opening to act 3 speech

" i fear i shall begin to grow in love with my dear self..."

was really good.

from a play called volpone by ben johnson, a contemporary of shakespeares. very good, very original.

btw, i didnt know u did drama, ithoguth you were a computer dude?
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btw, i didnt know u did drama, ithoguth you were a computer dude?
its not really drama, its more oratory (its a speech giving competition).
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how about the 'i have a dream speech'... I don't know I have no brain... or Blood Brothers... the opening thing with the narrator...
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"Out damn spot, out"-Macbeth.
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"Out damn spot, out"-Macbeth.
lol I can just imagine that.

How about something from hamlet if you want to stick with the Shaespeare theme.
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something of PG Wodehouse will be good, he is a fantastic comic writer.
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I'd go with a British playwright, Americans tend to love the British thing I know you've already done Shakespeare but he has an enormous range; you did a declamatory, rousing speech first off, now how about a sorrowful monologue? Or just heartfelt... maybe something from Romeo and Juliet? 'O she doth teach the torches to burn bright' etc? How long does it need to be?

edit: 1.5-2 mins, sorry, just spotted that...
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... or Blood Brothers... the opening thing with the narrator...
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i think maybe i should do some more contemporary stuff, so no shakespeare suggestions thanks. im looking at some of our glorious leader's (blair, lol) speeches now...
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i think maybe i should do some more contemporary stuff, so no shakespeare suggestions thanks. im looking at some of our glorious leader's (blair, lol) speeches now...

How about some Churchill? He was good at rousing speeches
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I'd go with a British playwright, Americans tend to love the British thing I know you've already done Shakespeare but he has an enormous range; you did a declamatory, rousing speech first off, now how about a sorrowful monologue? Or just heartfelt... maybe something from Romeo and Juliet? 'O she doth teach the torches to burn bright' etc? How long does it need to be?

edit: 1.5-2 mins, sorry, just spotted that...
hey there, the romeo&juliet idea is pretty good actually hmmm...
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What about the speech from inspector calls. I'm clutching at straws now. I'm not too good with politics.
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How about some Churchill? He was good at rousing speeches
i have seriously considered the 'fight them on the beaches' speech, but i dont know how much emotion i can put into that
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i have seriously considered the 'fight them on the beaches' speech, but i dont know how much emotion i can put into that

Lol - thinking about it, it would be awfully tempting to try to put the Churchill voice on as well, I suspect, and that would probably not be a good idea...
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