Sep 27, 2019

Improve Your Monologue

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#If you are allowed to choose your own monologue, try picking one from your favorite movie or book. Knowing your monologue beforehand can help you in the process of memorization, movement, or really the entire audition.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 1.jpg|center]]
 
#If you are allowed to choose your own monologue, try picking one from your favorite movie or book. Knowing your monologue beforehand can help you in the process of memorization, movement, or really the entire audition.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 1.jpg|center]]
 
#If you are assigned a monologue, try making it your own. See if you can figure out whether or not it came from a book, movie, or tv show. If it is, look over that part of the story about twice a day[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 2.jpg|center]]
 
#If you are assigned a monologue, try making it your own. See if you can figure out whether or not it came from a book, movie, or tv show. If it is, look over that part of the story about twice a day[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 2.jpg|center]]
#Do research on what the monologue talks about. If it is a kid getting in trouble with his parents, try researching tips on how to act more like a rebel. If it is a british guy getting kidnapped, research british accents, and how to act more fearful.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 3.jpg|center]]
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#Do research on what the monologue talks about. If it is a kid getting in trouble with his parents, try researching tips on how to act more like a rebel. If it is a British guy getting kidnapped, research British accents, and how to act more fearful.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 3.jpg|center]]
   
 
=== Memorize carefully ===
 
=== Memorize carefully ===
 
#Do not try reading the monologue 15 times a day. About once or twice should work. Make sure you pick out your monologue way ahead of the audition, and you should be ready to be off book(not looking at the words) by about 2 weeks in advance.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Do not try reading the monologue 15 times a day. About once or twice should work. Make sure you pick out your monologue way ahead of the audition, and you should be ready to be off book(not looking at the words) by about 2 weeks in advance.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 4.jpg|center]]
#Split up your monologue in to about 5 parts. Fewer for shorter monologues, more for longer monologues. Then try to memorize it by each individual part. Memorizing 2 sentences a day could be a lot easier than 10 sentences a day. As you progress start linking the parts together.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 5.jpg|center]]
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#Split up your monologue into about 5 parts. Fewer for shorter monologues, more for longer monologues. Then try to memorize it by each individual part. Memorizing 2 sentences a day could be a lot easier than 10 sentences a day. As you progress start linking the parts together.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 5.jpg|center]]
 
#Say your monologue in front of a mirror looking at your reflection as much as you can. Watching yourself say it can help you memorize it faster. Kind of like that one movie you watch where you can quote just about the entire movie, because you have watched it so many times.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 6.jpg|center]]
 
#Say your monologue in front of a mirror looking at your reflection as much as you can. Watching yourself say it can help you memorize it faster. Kind of like that one movie you watch where you can quote just about the entire movie, because you have watched it so many times.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 6.jpg|center]]
 
#Give yourself positive influence. If you tell yourself that you can't memorize it in time, will make your body naturally stop trying. If you tell yourself to work harder, you will get it done. Speaking this sentence out loud "I can memorize this whole thing before my audition" 3 times will boost your tolerance for memorization.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 7.jpg|center]]
 
#Give yourself positive influence. If you tell yourself that you can't memorize it in time, will make your body naturally stop trying. If you tell yourself to work harder, you will get it done. Speaking this sentence out loud "I can memorize this whole thing before my audition" 3 times will boost your tolerance for memorization.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 7.jpg|center]]
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=== Get into character ===
 
=== Get into character ===
 
#Find out as much as you can about the speaker, even if it is not from a tv show/movie/book, you can find out a lot of info from your monologue itself. Look for keywords such as "I don't care" this is found more often than you'd think, and shows that your character is very laid back, doesn't worry, and won't sweat the small stuff.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 9.jpg|center]]
 
#Find out as much as you can about the speaker, even if it is not from a tv show/movie/book, you can find out a lot of info from your monologue itself. Look for keywords such as "I don't care" this is found more often than you'd think, and shows that your character is very laid back, doesn't worry, and won't sweat the small stuff.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 9.jpg|center]]
#If you have a monologue with an accent. Try it with your regular accent first, then research that accent and know that you only have to change a few letter sounds. For example: The doctor hates pears in  a british accent would sound like: Tha Docta hates pehs. But most people would probably make it: Tha Dohctah hahtes pahrs. Remember not to over exaggerate the accent.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 10.jpg|center]]
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#If you have a monologue with an accent. Try it with your regular accent first, then research that accent and know that you only have to change a few letter sounds. For example: The doctor hates pears in a British accent would sound like: Tha Docta hates pehs. But most people would probably make it: Tha Dohctah hahtes pahrs. Remember not to over-exaggerate the accent.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 10.jpg|center]]
 
#Movement is key. A lot of directors look for movement more than words because it shows expression. don't overdo it but don't under do it either.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 11.jpg|center]]
 
#Movement is key. A lot of directors look for movement more than words because it shows expression. don't overdo it but don't under do it either.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 11.jpg|center]]
 
#Dress appropriately. don't show up for an audition dressed in a school uniform if you are auditioning for a rebel. Find what you would think your character would wear. However, if you are required by a dress code to stay in a school uniform, then it is acceptable.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 12.jpg|center]]
 
#Dress appropriately. don't show up for an audition dressed in a school uniform if you are auditioning for a rebel. Find what you would think your character would wear. However, if you are required by a dress code to stay in a school uniform, then it is acceptable.[[Image:Improve Your Monologue Step 12.jpg|center]]
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== Warnings ==
 
== Warnings ==
* If you end up not getting the part, don't blame your monologue. There are many things directors take in consideration for auditions.
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* If you end up not getting the part, don't blame your monologue. There are many things directors take into consideration for auditions.
   
 
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