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Learn all about monologues with this webpage. Detailed here are internal, external, dramatic, narrative, and active monologues. Then, as you continue to scroll, you will see the character study. Unfortunately, the information is presented on a continuous webpage instead of on one (or several) different worksheets.
Students conduct Internet research on the Dust Bowl before participating in a group activity about the characters from "The Grapes of Wrath". As part of a character analysis, they collaboratively write a dramatic monologue for their character. Groups write their monologue based on given criteria.
Twelfth graders interpret, memorize, and perform monologues from selected plays. After attending a dramatic production, they analyze the performances and presentation. With partners, they rehearse their monologues, video tape them, and discuss their performances.
Students read and analyze the poem, "My Last Duchess," by Robert Browning. They examine the use of dramatic monologue as a poetic device, and write a character profile of the Duke.
Students analyze the use of dramatic monologue using Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess." In this dramatic monologue lesson, students explore Browning in historical and literary context. Students read the poem and analyze the dramatic monologue as a part of character analysis. Students write a dramatic monologue based on one of the characters in the poem and write an essay for close reading analysis of Browning's "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister."
Students explain that in reading dramatic poetry, they should bring with them the skills they apply to reading of plays. All conclusions about character and situation must be inferred from what the characters say in the dialogue.
Fourth graders develop their speaking skills. In this monologue lesson, 4th graders watch their instructors model a monologue regarding Abraham Lincoln. Students apply these skills as they research a historical figure from their state and present a monologue regarding the chosen figure.
Draw back the curtain, add a spot of joy to your class, and let learners be lessoned by a close reading exercise that models how to develop an interpretation based on evidence drawn from a text. Robert Browning’s dramatic monologue “My Last Duchess” is a wonder and investigators will enjoy figuring out what happened to the last duchess and who done it? Was it the dastardly duke or a menacing minion?
Students modernize Shakespeare. In this Hamlet dramatization lesson, students create a production combining the traditional script of Hamlet with original, contemporized monologues. Students select a scene to modernize and improvise their lines when they act it out for the class.
Students explore historical perspectives through literature. In this King Arthur lesson, students discover the attributes of dramatic monologue as they read selected literature. Students then discuss the legend of King Arthur and Camelot prior to writing their own dramatic monologues from the perspectives of Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and Mordred.
Students explore the world of Greek mythology by studying briefly each of the Gods. They explore the visual world of Greek mythology in ancient art and architecture and create original play-lets based on authentic myths through creative writing exercise.
Students explore elements of American folktales and tall tales. In this literature lesson, students read examples of American folktales and tall tales and prepare a monologue or news report to present to the class based on their readings.
Fifth graders explore the elements of theatre. For this dramatic performances lesson, 5th graders discuss the structural elements of theatre and dramatize "The Origins of the Season," an explanation myth.
High schoolers read and discuss Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess". In groups, they choose one character from the poem and, taking on the perspective of that character, write various character portraits.
Students perform dramatic monologues. In this drama lesson, students write their own monologue and perform it in front of their peers.
Students read Edith Hamilton's, Mythology as a summer reading assignment. They characterize one of the gods or goddesses they read about and create a presentation.
Students explore ways to actively take part in relaxing themselves physically and mentally. They become aware of specific thought processes through relaxation exercises and express themselves creatively through a monologue.
Tenth graders use a published monologue to create three various interpretations featuring different emotions. Following the presentation of the three interpretations to the class, the student will use self-evaluation and audience feedback to further improvement.
Mermaids will sing to your class members as they engage in an activity related to T.S. Eliot's famous dramatic interior monologue. After engaging in a socratic seminar about literary devices in the poem, individuals choose one interesting example of either hyperbole or imagery, and create an a visual representation. The illustrations are posted in time-line order following the progression of the poem.
Your intermediate or advanced thespians choose dramatic scenes to perform in duos, small groups, or solo to demonstrate vocal and physical characterization. Use class time to prepare and rehearse. Detailed rubrics work for peer assessment.