Hello. I'm a GCSE performing Arts student and I'm really stuck on a task I got yesterday.
I have to write a monologue. Upon the theme of running away. You can be any character: teacher, parent, friend sister. I want to do something creative but my brain seems dead. Instead of plain running away from home.
What else can I do? Realistic but not obvious.
Thank you for your help!
P.S: I only got the task, but it has to be written, 2 minuets, and learnt in two days.
UPDATE: I just had an idea! What about having a friend run away, not run away from home, but like a best friend running away from... Friendship kind of thing?
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Last edited by Aimez; 10-01-2015 at 09:10.
- 10-01-2015 08:55
- 13-01-2015 17:16
I didn't do this task (different exam board I guess) but here are some ideas anyway:
It is done a lot, but the subject of mental health is always interesting, so the idea of a schizophrenic person 'running away' from reality would work.
Obviously the idea of running away from home is a bit boring, but you could always play on it with someone running away from bullies or something like that.
You could even write a monologue about someone who has run away, but from someone else's perspective, like a parent or a friend (or an enemy?)
Hope this helped :-)
- 16-01-2015 17:11
Hiya, I didn't personally do this task myself whilst studying Drama but I'd like offer you some advice
When I read the theme 'running away' the first thing that came to mind was a runner who runs professionally - perhaps running could act as a way for them to detach their self from reality; the motivation behind this could possibly be to escape pain, etc.
A major problem that my class struggled with was not being able to look for alternate meaning - looking at running away in a more complex, evocative way. Start to look outside the literal meaning and I'm sure you'll find some ingenious ideasLast edited by ItsDrewy; 16-01-2015 at 17:30.