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    Question Looking for some post-2000 monologues...!

    Well I've been trawling the internet and racking my brains, but I'm having trouble coming up with two post-2000 monologues for my Acting class next week! We're allowed to write our own, but I'd rather not write two of my own as it seems a bit of a cop out...! They can be from plays, films or books; any help would be much appreciated =)
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    Writing two of your own would not be a cop out as long as the two are very different.

    Try looking up presidential speeches, I know they're not fictional but do monologues have to be?

    Another idea is to look up character oriented tv shows, such as maybe Monk, House, or Dexter, and see if they have any parts where one of the main characters talks for long enough to be counted as a monologue.

    Another idea is to find a book written in the first person, and take a few well written meaningful paragraphs and make that into a monologue.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulitze...or_Drama#2000s

    I would recommend checking out the Pulitzer Prize winners, drama teachers will probably be familiar with the works.

    Doubt was pretty good, I'm not familiar with the other winners sadly.
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    Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY2tbeP_K1M

    Amazing stuff. There is a little interaction, but I'm sure if you just stared down someone in the class and barked out 'what is your mouth all glued up with cunny juice?? I asked you a question!' it would work fine.

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    Something from 'That Face' or you could do Jean's monologue from 'August:Osage County', if you don't mind strong language.

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    Why not dig out the two monologues you most admired from last week's TV/Radio? Then you can listen to them again, and copy out the words, using the BBC iplayer. The broadest definition of monologue (see princeton WordNet...) is "a long utterance by one person". That would include presidential speeches. I not sure how long "long" is...

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    how about the rant from 25th Hour?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Za2k5wA3sk

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    Socrates by Plato. Or actually, possibly poems? Or the book of Job in the Bible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquarium444 View Post
    Socrates by Plato. Or actually, possibly poems? Or the book of Job in the Bible?
    Haha, although I'm fond of The Book of Job, it is certainly not written after 2000
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquarium444 View Post
    Socrates by Plato. Or actually, possibly poems? Or the book of Job in the Bible?

    I think everyone will have gone to sleep by that time. The monologue needs to be engaging; you have to perform it.

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