Performing a monologue is one of the most important assignments in a drama class. The assignment involves much more than simply reciting lines in front of the class. Most drama teachers expect a student to research the play, to develop a unique character, and to perform with confidence and control.
Very often, the assignment will be more than just a performance. Your drama teacher might have specific questions for you to answer about your character. With a little insight and a lot of practice, you can learn how to perform a monologue that will astound your teacher and the rest of the class.