Acting and Monologues
By Wade Bradford, About.com Guide
Whether you are a seasoned professional, a first-year drama teacher, or a young actress auditioning for a small part in your local community theater, these tools will enhance your theatrical experience.
- How to Read Dramatic Literature
- How to Tell Stage Left from Stage Right
- How to Memorize Lines
- How to "Nail the Audition"
- How to "Cold Read" a Script
- How to Perform a Monologue
- Develop Your Characters
- Monologues and Audition Pieces
- Drama Skills in Other Classes
Monologues and Scenes
Looking for free monologues, scenes and one-act plays? You've come to the right place. Explore our ever-growing library of dramatic and comedic monologues.
- Classic Monologues from Ancient Greece
- Comedic Monologues for Women
- Comedic Monologues for Men
- Mother Character Monologues
- Dramatic Monologues by Robert Browning
- Monologues by Anton Chekhov
- Monologues by George Bernard Shaw
- Monologues by Henrik Ibsen
- Free One Act Plays and Scenes
Resources for Drama Teachers
These exercises will energize actors and drama students. Directors and instructors can use these resources to get the most of their rehearsals.
- Find the Perfect Play
- How to Create Stage Directions
- Ice-Breakers and Warm-Up Exercises
- Enunciation Exercises
- List of Improvisation Games
- Fun Ways to Analyze Plays
- Teaching Drama Class to Tweens
- Drama Activities for Young Children
Study Guides for Classic Plays
Taking an English course? If so, there's a good chance your professor will assign a play or two. Don't worry! With a little help from our ever-growing library of study resources, you'll be astounding your teacher in no time.
- "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
- "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
- "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
- "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams