Today is the first day of a new class. My second with Chris Harris. I am excited to be in class again. It is amazingly fun beyond my expectations.
In class we discussed creating background for monologues. Who, what, where, when, why, and for all those apply “How does that make you feel?” “Who” can also have many other questions: “Who am I”? “Who am I talking to”? “Who am I talking about”? Monologues are statements to somebody, or an answer to a question, or simply a running conversation with yourself. The majority of the questions above apply in all situations, monologues, dialogues, other. So for example the monologue I did for class this night The Child by Anthony Giardina I needed to ask these questions:
Who am I? How does that make me feel?
Who am I talking to? How does that make me feel?
Who am I talking about? How does that make me feel?
What is the situation? How does that make me feel?
When am I? How does that make me feel?
Where am I? How does that make me feel?
Why am I saying/doing this? How does that make me feel?
Some of the answers are in the description (as seen below in the monologue). Others are answered in the monologues or dialogues themselves. Others you have to decide for yourself. But decide you must. It is important for character development.