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Instant Lessons - More than Monologues - Book 2


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Performing a monologue is one thing, but writing one takes a whole new set of skills. More than Monologues 2 downloadable PDF resource offers students in Years 11–12 the scaffold they need to create their own piece for performance, plus four monologue scripts and one duologue (two-hander) script written especially for senior high-school students.

The activities and information in this resource cover script-writing fundamentals, creating characters, setting up conflict and finding ideas for a script – using photographs, interviews, real-life stories, observations and more.

Many of these activities can be completed in class; others will provide interesting opportunities for ‘fieldwork’ outside the classroom. Then the five scripts can be used for inspiration, comparison or as performance pieces for students. Written by an experienced Australian Drama teacher, this downloadable PDF resource offers students all the tools they’ll need to think about, mould, write and perform a range of monologues and duologues.

Use the Instant Lessons to supplement your existing resources, to extend student capabilities, for revision purposes, or for class work when the regular teacher is absent.

Monologues & Duologue

On the Air: Midnight shift radio announcer Johanna Drew gets more than she anticipates when a depressed caller threatens to commit suicide.

Pop: Ben Reginald Brooks, a simple soul, stands over his grandfather’s coffin and shares his life experiences with a man he never knew.

Give Me Love: Martin, a young Cook Islander, confronts his father’s traditional values as he makes his own way in the world.

The Four of Us (duologue): Demelza, Suzy, Jacky and Kelly share a secret – and also share one body. All is revealed as a psychologist probes more closely into these four troubled personalities. Riding the thermals: Corrine talks to her therapist and, during the course of the session, reveals a deeply abusive background.

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Secondary - Senior
Creative Arts
Instant Lessons

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