Research and perform biographical and script analysis on the text. Identify the Given
Circumstances of where, when, who and what. This information can be extrapolated from the
text. It can be learned from what the character says and do
1) Arcadia by Tom Stoppard!
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3) August: Osage County by Tracy Letts!
4) Wit by Margaret Edson!
5) Doubt by John Patrick Shanley!
6) Dog Sees God: Confessions of
Basic Acting Terms!
Who, What, Where, When, Why!
The story of the play!
The facts, events, time and place of action, the conditions of life.!
The actor and directors interpretation, the sets, lights, costumes, production design,
Scoring a Monologue
Beats occur when the actor pauses and changes during a scene or monologue. However, BEATS are much more
than just pauses.
BEATS are sections within a scene or monologue.
Each time there is a change in dynamic, emotion, or purpo
FOR SCENES AND LONG SPEECHES - ACTI G CLASSES
Pla wri hts , .
I will also consider scenes and monologues from the f ll'owing playwrights. ,
that do not appear on the list
Delicate Balance, A *
Who's Afraid of Virgi