The start of this monologue task was to learn about the history and origin of acting and ensemble, which is learning the background of Stanislavsky and how he became the “father” of acting.  After learning some knowledge, we did some exercises on how to focus and be immersed in your monologue.  Analyze and interpret the story in the monologue, what is it trying to convey? What is the mood…In terms of acting, for example imagining the scene and things around you in a topic, doing some relaxing activities to keep neutral. And moving on to the actual monologue, reading it out loud is a very useful way to practice the pronunciation and clarity of words. Lastly is to rehearse and add action to support your monologue.

From my performance video and the feedbacks that my classmates had given, I think I did well on staying in the mood of leaving a place you really liked. Also kind of stating myself inside the character. According to the five elements, concentration was presented well in my monologue performance.

In acting, voice projection is very important, as, in my performance video, the volume of my voice is changing through the plots of the story, how it is effective to convey the feelings trying to express there. If there’s a chance, I would like to do a monologue that is actually having a conversation so that I can have reactions to someone else.

I used to think that monologues are just reading out the words. But after doing this learning, I realize that more of it is the feelings you’re are trying to convey and what value does the story hold. Substitute yourself and your audience into the story.    Sharon’s monologue recording