So...so far in my Drama 1 class (Mr. Lundin freaking ROCKS!), I've had to do two monologues...
Well, one's completed and over and performed with...the other one I shall perform on Tuesday.
Anyway, I felt like posting my monologues for you people!
(And if you don't like it...so what, screw you...)
Our first monologue in the class:
Francis (Baby), from Dirty Dancing
"I told you I was telling the truth Daddy. I'm sorry I lied to you. (Pause)
But you lied too. You told me everyone was alike and deserved a fair break. But you meant everyone who was like you. You told me you wanted me to change the world, make it better. But you meant by becoming a lawyer or an economist and marrying someone from Harvard. (Pause)
I'm not proud of myself, but I'm in this family too and you can't keep giving me the silent treatment. (Pause)
There are a lot of things about me that aren't what you thought. But if you love me, you have to love all the things about me. And I love you, and I'm sorry I let you down, I'm so sorry Daddy. But you let me down too."
Every girl in the class actually had the same exact thing, so...
This next monologue we got to pick ourselves, and they were to be from movies. Which, I think this will be the only time we'll have to find monologues from movies...
Anyway, my monologue I chose is spoken by Molly Gunn (who's played by Brittney Murphy), from the movie Uptown Girls. It's the part where the mother is firing Molly - she's a nanny - after the mother's daughter's (Ray's - and she's played by Dakota Fanning) father died - after Molly said he would get better. And then Molly starts yelling at the mother. I chose that.
I have yet to put blocking, and such in it, but I will.
Molly Gunn, from Uptown Girls
"You call that taking it well? Do you know what etage your daughter's at in ballet, Mrs. Schleine? Or that she was banned from her science class for stealing a formaldehyde pig so she could give it a proper burial in Central Park? And the tea set you got her...it's exquisite and beautiful, but do you know how she likes to have her tea? How many lumps...one lump, two...cream, sugar...? You're right. You don't know what goes on between me and Ray because you don't know very much about your own daughter. ...You don't give her respect. You give her whatever she asks for so you don't have to deal with her. She's eight years old. She is not twenty-eight...Please remember that the next time you show her some respect."
So, that's it. It has to be over a minute long. So actually the initial monologue was shorter, so I did cuts for the mother and added Molly's replies to the monologue. Surprisingly it all works well together!
Oh, and I decided to show you the video of it...The thing would start at 0:58 and end at about...2:07-ish...
What do you think?!
And, of course, you can
put your own monologues you've (possibly) done in your own Drama class!