Downs, William, Lou Wright, and Erik Ramsey.
The Art of Theatre: Then and Now
. Belmont,CA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2007. Print.
. Drama 30. 29 Apr 2009<http://www.saskschools.ca/curr_content/drama30/teacher/3writing.html>.
Slide 1: The Monologue
CharacterizationSlide 2: What to Expect
What is a Monologue
Direct and Indirect Characterization
Creating characters and an event
Creating the beginnings of a MonologueSlide 3: The Monologue
A long speech by one character (human, animal or object) to self, an imagined othercharacter, or audience
Reveals (through voice) the speaker
’s personality, thoughts,emotions and some
aspects of his/her perception of life
Might resolve a conflict, solve a problem, entertain or persuadeSlide 4: Characterization
The author's portrayal, description of a specific identity within the play
Direct Characterization: The author literally tells the audience what a character is like.
Indirect Characterization: The audience must deduce for themselves what the
character is like through the character’s thoughts, actions, speech (choice of words,
way of talk
ing), looks and interaction with other characters, including other characters’
reactions to that particular person.Slide 5: Directions for Character and Event activity
Explain to students that they will be divided up into four groups; each group will begiven a sheet with an image on it, and a few questions.
Explain that each student will individually want to take notes on what is decided as agroup, as a basis for a later activity.
Each group must look at their image and answer the questions.
They then must come up with a short story revolving around that image, involvingsome form of conflict.
If their image only has on character in the image, they must create a second characterto be involved from outside of the image.
Each group must also develop the characters themselves, giving them names,identities, personalities, character traits, emotions, etc.Slide 6: NunSlide 7: ShcoolSlide 8: ClownSlide 9: Alien Bingo