Creative Writing Example- Cinderella Story 1st act (After mother death, Cinderellaâ€™s father did his second marriage. She has two daughters.) Father: My dear little daughter. Now thisâ€™s your mother and these are your sisterâ€™s. Go â€¦â€¦. Get know them. (While smiling) Cinderella: Okay father (She was happily went near her sisters and said, letâ€™s share my room all of us. She took them off the stage showing them love) Father: (While looking his new wife) I do hope that you will love and take care of my daughter like your own daughter. I grew up her like a flower. So, please take care of her after I leave. You understand? (She was smiling like make â€“ believing) Step Mother: O key, Now I have not two but two childrenâ€¦Iâ€™ll take care of them, you. (To herself) Well lest see that after you leave, because Iâ€™m the one who ruling the house. Father:-Well, then Iâ€™m believing in you. My dear Cinderellaâ€¦â€¦â€¦. (Cinderella entering to the stage with her two sisters from left side.) Cinderella: Yesâ€¦..Fatherâ€¦.. Father: My dear Iâ€™m leaving now. Itâ€™ll take even a One month to come back home. Be good with your step mother and sisters till I come. Okayâ€¦.. Cinderella: (With a pompous smile) Okay fatherâ€¦ Take care of yourself and come back soon. (After short silent of stage) Step Mother:- ( come nearby Cinderella and put her arm around her) Ohâ€¦.dear why are you cryingâ€¦â€¦..? Donâ€™t cryâ€¦..now we are here for you. Heâ€™ll be back soon. (Cinderella smiled bit) Father: (come nearby Cinderella and touched her head) Then, Iâ€™m leaving. Please take care (After short silent, heâ€™s leaving stage from right side) (Two sisters were sitting on a bench, on stage) Elder sister: Heyâ€¦. Cinderella enough of cryingâ€¦. Now come hereâ€¦ Do and set aside our things properly. You understand? Younger sister: Yes, after that bring us teaâ€¦. (Even that Cinderella was silent at the right Conner on the stage) Elder sister: (Got up from the bench and come near Cinderella and Pulled from her shoulder) Canâ€™t you hearâ€¦..? Goâ€¦â€¦ do what I said. (She was trying to leave the stage with sadness) Step mother: (To Cinderella) Hold itâ€¦â€¦ Canâ€™t you hear Cinderellaâ€¦â€¦. (Came near her andâ€¦..) We are not hear to pet youâ€¦ Keep it in your mind. Do what we are telling and donâ€™t let us remind you twiceâ€¦. Understand? Cinderella:- ( Slowly waved her head) Step Mother:- Okayâ€¦.. Now go bring tea for us. Goâ€¦.. (Cinderella leaving the stage silently) Step Mother:- ( Turn to her daughters andâ€¦.. ) We should not pet this lass. Elder Sister:- Yes Yesâ€¦ She thinks sheâ€™s a princessâ€¦. Hmmmâ€¦. Younger Sister:- Tell us motherâ€¦. Arenâ€™t we pretty than her..? Step Mother:- Why notâ€¦. You two my daughters are the pretty ones. (After short silent) Cinderellaâ€¦. Where are the tea? What are the tea? What are you doing out thereâ€¦.. Still trying to pet by us? (Cinderella enters the stage with the tea) Step Mother:- Where have you been lass? What take this long to prepare tea? Now hurry upâ€¦ (Cinderella slowly preparing teaâ€¦. And a voice raised from back stage from back stage) A invitation from royal prince for all the young women for Royal ball ceremony. Today evening at the royal palace, all the young women are welcome by the Princeâ€¦ Step mother:- Hear that? Younger sister:- yes yes motherâ€¦.. Can we both also can goâ€¦.. Isnâ€™t it..? Step Mother:- Yes why notâ€¦ You both also prettiest onesâ€¦. Letâ€™s goâ€¦. Prepared each of yours best cloths.. Goâ€¦ prepare for the Eveningâ€¦.. (Two daughterâ€™s happily run away from stage) Cinderella:- I also like to be thereâ€¦ Can I go also go the Eveningâ€¦.? Step Mother:- Whatâ€¦.? What for you are goingâ€¦? Hmâ€¦.Do you thinking that youâ€™re pretty to be there..? See..You look like servantâ€¦ ohâ€¦ and you are one of.. at this place. Cinderella:- Please mother let me goâ€¦ Step Mother:- Noâ€¦. Youâ€™re not going anywhereâ€¦ (She pulled Cinderella showing her ill hummer and left the stage) (Cinderella alone at the stage and crying. dropped down to the stage..end of the first act) 2nd act (Background of a room. One side there is a dressing table and two sisters in front of it. They are preparing for the ceremony. Their mother helping them. Cinderella was looking at them sadly) Elder sister:- Mother how is my hair Do you think it enough that I put flowers on my hair? Step mother:- No Its enough.. here.. Put same more powder to your face. Younger sister:- (loudly) Mother. there is a one broken thread come out from my frock.please take it off. Step mom:- Cinderellawhat are you doing.. Dont you have any other work except staring at us. come here and help this child. (Cinderella was silent for a while and come near here younger sister and cut the thread.) Elder sis:- Cinderella.. Where are my slippers. Where.? (She was silent) Where.? Where you kept it? Go. find it I think its in cuberd. (There is coberd corner of the stage, she went there and took those shoes and gave it to his sister.) Elder sis:-Â ohh. It is dirty. cant you seeclean it properly. (She is silently doing the work.) Younger sis:- Tell me.how do I lookAm I pretty? Step mom:- YesYou both are pretty my dear daughters. Younger sis:- (while looking at the mirror) Mother. Do you think that prince will like us? Elder sis:- (With angry face) No. prince will like meisnt it mother Myself pretty than her.Isnt it mother Younger sis:- (Giving a hit to her sisters solder) No. I think I am. Step mom:- O kay enough enough. Both of you look pretty Prince will like both of you. (Three of them are fashion their selves. In a dark corner of stage, Cinderella was watching them.) Step mom:- Hurry girls. Time to go Elder sis:- Wait Wait Younger sis: Oh lord Wait.. Step mom: see coach came come hurry up lets go (She led her daughters to the coach. They are leaving the stage. Cinderella was sad and looking around) Cinderella: (Its seems shes sad) Oh I wish that I can be there. (Cinderella is crying. Suddenly the fairy godmother appears to the stage with smoke) Godmother: Oh my dearwhy look very sad.. Cinderella: who are you? Godmother: (came nearby Cinderella) I came here to help youTell me.. Why you look sad? Cinderella: There is a Royal Ball at the royal palace..All the young ladies are going.. (She is thinking) God mother: So Cinderella: So.. My sisters and step mother went there..But they did not allow me to come.. Godmother:-Who? Cinderella: Step mother Godmother: But why..? Cinderella: (sadly) Shes telling that Im ugly. And look like servant. Godmother: (touched Cinderellaâ€™s head.) Oh poor I know you are diligent. No Youre the prettiest among them. They just jealous of you. Now. You dont worryIll send you to the ceremony Cinderella: (Surprisely) What.? How? Godmother: Can you bring one pumpkin from your garden..? Cinderella: A pumpkin.? Why.? Godmother: Bring quickly will you. (Cinderella left the stage form right side and come back with the pumpkin.) Godmother: Okkeep it from outside. Cinderella: why is that? Godmother: You do what I said dear (Cinderella took it away and kept outside. she left the stage from right side and came back to the stage.) Cinderella: OkayBut why did you ask me to do that.? Godmother: Just because.. (She was waving her magic staff) Cinderella: (With wondering face) Oh my lord Wow!! A coach wow Its wonderful. lots of horses Godmother: Thats for take you to the palace Cinderella:-For me? Godmother: Yes for you. Cinderella: (Sadly) But. (looking at her dress) Godmother: Why.? Cinderella: My dress is not matching for this occasionâ€¦ Godmother: Oh myâ€¦ I almost forgotâ€¦ wait (Again the fairy godmother waved her magic staff and places it into Cinderellaâ€™s hand) Now letâ€™s go to your roomâ€¦ come.. (Cinderella left the stage from left side and again returned back after few minutesâ€¦ Now sheâ€™s well-dressed prettily) Cinderella: (in astonishment happy face) Oh lord, what do I seeâ€¦? A Beautiful dress and shoes for meâ€¦ you are so kind to meâ€¦ thank you.. Thank you very much. Itâ€™s perfect for meâ€¦ Iâ€™m so happyâ€¦ Godmother: My pleasure dearâ€¦ Now hurry upâ€¦ get into the coachâ€¦ they will take you to the Royal palace. (While Cinderella running to the coach) Godmother: Ohâ€¦ wait my dearâ€¦ Cinderella: Why..? What is it? Godmother: When itâ€™s 12 oâ€™clock you must be at home, dearâ€¦ Cinderella: But why â€¦? Godmother: Otherwise your dress will disappear. Cinderella: (thought a little and) Okayâ€¦ Now I got it.. Itâ€™s clear. Iâ€™m leavingâ€¦ Thank you again for everything. Godmother: Okay my dearâ€¦ enjoy the Eveningâ€¦ (Cinderella ran away from the stage. Curtain drops. End of the second act) 3rd act (At the Kingâ€™s ball. The Queen and the King are opening the ball. The musicians are standing behind them with the musical instruments in their hands. When they play and sing the melody â€œBrother Johnâ€ the guests will dance a polonaise.) (Lots of young ladies including Cinderellaâ€™s two sisters. They are waiting to move steps to the music) Prince: Ministerâ€¦ did you invite all the young women of our region to the Ballâ€¦? Minister: Yes my Princeâ€¦ Prince: Do you think all of them came to the Ball today? Minister: Yes my Princeâ€¦ I do believeâ€¦ (From the other side of the stage) Elder Sister: Ohâ€¦ see the crown Prince.. Younger Sister: yesâ€¦ wow he looks fabulousâ€¦ isnâ€™t itâ€¦? Elder Sister: hmmm (Prince walking around the stage and all the young ladies trying to take his attention) 1 Young Lady: Ohâ€¦ my dear princeâ€¦ (Waved her hand to the prince) 2 young Lady: My prince give me a chance to dance with youâ€¦ Elder Sister: My prince Iâ€™m the prettiest among them please take meâ€¦ (Rendering the royal horns to start the Royal Ball) Queen: (solemnly) the ball is onâ€¦ please dance and play! (All the young ladies trying to approach the Prince) 3 young Lady: Ohâ€¦ my prince Please take me take meâ€¦ 4 young Lady: Prince Iâ€™m the best one for youâ€¦ please choose me.. 5 young Lady: My prince Iâ€™ll do whatever you are ordering me to doâ€¦ please select meâ€¦ Royal Announcer: Listenâ€¦ Donâ€™t rush the prince. Prince will select one of you to dance. And the selected one will be the Princeâ€™s spouse. Now calm downâ€¦ 6 young Lady: please select me my prince (While that one young lady fainted down) Elder sister: My princes please, dance with meâ€¦ (Prince was laughing to himself) Prince: (secretly) Minister, where did you find these ladiesâ€¦? Minister: Ohâ€¦ hmm (speechless) (Music and dancing Suddenly Cinderella appears from a corner and the music stops.) Queen: Who is that girlâ€¦? King: Ohâ€¦. She looks Beautifulâ€¦ (Prince was bored finding a girl to dance and suddenly Cinderella caught his eyes) Prince: Ministerâ€¦ who is she She looks charmingâ€¦ so elegantâ€¦ Minister: yes my priceâ€¦ Ask her to dance with you.. Cinderella: (to herself) Oh.. Itâ€™s already begunâ€¦ (All the other young ladies are staring at Cinderella) Minister: Welcome to the Royal Ballâ€¦ come join with usâ€¦ Cinderella: Oh Thank you very muchâ€¦ I thought Iâ€™m too late. (All the other young ladies are trying to approach the prince, but prince walk near Cinderella) Elder sister: Where she came fromâ€¦? Younger sister: (irritated) I donâ€™t knowâ€¦ who is that? 1 young Lady: It seems prince going to select herâ€¦ 2 young Lady: Oh noâ€¦ (Prince was looking at Cinderellaâ€¦ and she noticed that. She got blushed and turns her face to ground) Prince: Donâ€™t be shyâ€¦ your fair face became blushedâ€¦ whyâ€¦? Donâ€™t you like to dance with me? Cinderella: No nothing like thatâ€¦ Prince: Then what is itâ€¦? Cinderella: (Turned her head to ground with shyly) 1 Young Lady: (Irritated) Sheâ€™s too muchâ€¦ sheâ€™s giggling with the prince.. 2 Young Lady: Yesâ€¦ sheâ€™s trying to taming the princeâ€¦ Elder sister: Why the prince going to dance with herâ€¦ arenâ€™t we also prettyâ€¦? Younger sister: true thatâ€¦ Other Young ladies: (all buzzing together) hmmmâ€¦ Prince: May I dance with youâ€¦? What you sayâ€¦? (Cinderella silently gave her hand to the prince) Prince: (with happy face) Letâ€™s startâ€¦ (The prince and Cinderella started dancing polonaise to the music. They are moving their steps to the melody, romanticallyâ€¦ Other Men, Women are also dancing to the music) Prince: (looking at Cinderellaâ€™s face) what is your nameâ€¦? Cinderella: Cinderella. Prince: Hmmâ€¦ itâ€™s perfectly fits for such a pretty young woman like youâ€¦ Where do you liveâ€¦? Cinderella: (shyly) in the same cityâ€¦ Prince: -why are you shyâ€¦? Donâ€™t look awayâ€¦ (Prince moved her chin upwards) Look at meâ€¦ (She was very much blushed and again looked away) Elder sister: Sheâ€™s trying to own the princeâ€¦ 1 Young Lady: I think prince also fell into her witchy spellâ€¦ Elder sister: Where did this witch came fromâ€¦? 2 young Lady: But sheâ€™s so prettyâ€¦ Elder sister: I donâ€™t think soâ€¦ 3 young Lady: You just jealous with herâ€¦ Elder sister: (Irritated) Noâ€¦ She isnâ€™t prettyâ€¦ thatâ€™s her witchy looksâ€¦ (The prince and Cinderella dancing perfectly to the music, also the prince trying to get Cinderellaâ€™s eye contact, but sheâ€™s still blushing) Prince: You are a dream of my heart now (Music again, they dance. Suddenly the music stops again, they dance. Suddenly the clock strikes 12 times.) Cinderella: Itâ€™s 12 oâ€™clock and I have to run. Good-bye, I really had a great fun! (Her dress will disappearâ€¦ came to her mindâ€¦ Swiftly left prince hand and started to run impatiently.) Prince: (Astonished face) Cinderellaâ€¦. What happenedâ€¦? (She was like nowhere and ran away from the stage didnâ€™t even answer the prince. While she was running dropped her one of shoes) Prince: (to himself) I cannot figure outâ€¦ what happened to herâ€¦ why she left meâ€¦ (Al the guests are buzzing about what happened) Prince: (falls on one knee) where have you run, the dream of my lifeâ€¦? I want to dance with you all nightâ€¦ (He picks up the lost shoe and looks at it. End of the Third act) 4th act (Background of the Kingâ€™s palaceâ€¦ Prince was sitting on a chair, Cinderellaâ€™s shoe in his hand. It seems heâ€™s still thinks about her) Minister: Ohâ€¦ Look at thisâ€¦ he looks very sad about that incidentâ€¦ May be of that pretty ladyâ€¦ (to himself) I should talk to himâ€¦ My dear prince you didnâ€™t have your meals properlyâ€¦ What happened to youâ€¦? Why you look so sadâ€¦? Prince: (fetch a sigh) I want to find the owner of this shoeâ€¦ Cinderellaâ€¦ Ohâ€¦ why she left me like thatâ€¦ Minister: Ohâ€¦ My dear prince you fell in love with herâ€¦ Prince: (in a low voice) yesâ€¦ Minister: (to himself) hmmmâ€¦ So I have to find herâ€¦ Prince: Ministerâ€¦ Minister: Yes my dear priceâ€¦ Prince: We have to find herâ€¦ Because sheâ€™s the one who stole my heart. Minister: But how.. My dear princeâ€¦ Thereâ€™re thousands of girls in our regionâ€¦ Not only that there will be many girls named Cinderellaâ€¦ Isnâ€™t it my dear princeâ€¦ Prince: But sheâ€™s the oneâ€¦ I need herâ€¦ It wonâ€™t be that difficult. Letâ€™s tryâ€¦ Minister: Hmmm.. (to himself) also wonâ€™t be easyâ€¦ Prince: (suddenly something came to princeâ€™s mindâ€¦) Ministerâ€¦ Take this shoe to each and every house and check who fits it perfectlyâ€¦ I think we can find herâ€¦ take her to meâ€¦ Minister: Hmmmâ€¦ Okay my dear prince will tryâ€¦ (Prince leaving the stage with lots of hopes and believability in his faceâ€¦ End of the Fourth act) 5th act (Minister entering to the stage with his solders) Minister: This is impossibleâ€¦ How it can be possibleâ€¦ I think this prince is out of his mindâ€¦ But Iâ€™ve to answer himâ€¦ And heâ€™s expecting a possible answerâ€¦ we searched half of the cityâ€¦ (Turned to his solders) Weâ€™ve no any other option except searching moreâ€¦ Letâ€™s go One of solders: Minister didnâ€™t search this part yetâ€¦ Minister: Okay then letâ€™s search that wayâ€¦ (The minister and solders are leaving the stage from Right side. Step mother and two sisterâ€™s approaches to the stageâ€¦) (The stepsisters and stepmother are talking. Cinderella is sitting aside, knitting something.) Elder sister: Mother it was a fantastic eveningâ€¦ everything was perfectâ€¦ Younger sister: What use of thatâ€¦ Step mother: WhyHow was the prince Heard that heâ€™s the handsomest young man in the countryâ€¦ Younger sister: Yes he wasâ€¦ I couldnâ€™t take my eye on himâ€¦ heâ€™s that dashingâ€¦ Elder sister: I noticed that once he was looking at meâ€¦ Younger sister: No wayâ€¦ He didnâ€™t even notice youâ€¦ He smiled at meâ€¦ Elder sister: No he looked at me alsoâ€¦ (While the discussion Cinderella brought tea for them) Step mom: Oh.. Tea.. Keep it here and leaveâ€¦ (Cinderella gave them tea and went to a corner of the stage and sat down on a bench and started thinking) Step mother: Tell me moreâ€¦ what happened thereâ€¦? Younger sister: What use of telling motherâ€¦ Step mother: why what happened? Elder sister: The prince was secretly looking at meâ€¦ but, suddenly one girl came into the Ball and destroyed everythingâ€¦ Younger sister: His attention to me lost by that girlâ€™s arrivalâ€¦ (Sadly) But sheâ€™s prettyâ€¦ Elder sister: Not that prettyâ€¦ Younger sister: Noâ€¦ she was the prettiest one among all of usâ€¦ So prince liked her in first sightâ€¦ Step mother: Whatâ€¦ (It seems Cinderella is still thinking) Elder sister: Yes motherâ€¦ Prince madly liked herâ€¦ Younger sister: He didnâ€™t even look at us after her arrivalâ€¦ Step mother: Thenâ€¦? Younger sister: (sadly) He only danced with herâ€¦ Elder sister: Yesâ€¦ there were many good looking pretty ladies but he didnâ€™t even pay attention to themâ€¦ (Cinderella was looking at them) Elder sister: Hey Cinderellaâ€¦ what you are looking atâ€¦ Younger sister: I think sheâ€™s spying usâ€¦ listening to what we are talkingâ€¦ Elder sister: Heyâ€¦ come hereâ€¦ tell us what were u doingâ€¦? (Cinderella was silent and turned her head to ground) Cinderella: Nothingâ€¦ Step mother: Listen.. Listenâ€¦ someone is calling from outsideâ€¦ Elder and Younger sisters together: Heralds from the Kings Palaceâ€¦ Ohâ€¦ and Fatherâ€¦ Stepmother: But where are these heralds going..? (Heralds, the minister with his two solders enter the room accompanied by Cinderellaâ€™s father.) Minister: Please, try on this glass shoe. (Looking through the long list) We know you were at the ball. Elder sister: (trying the shoe on) ohâ€¦ Itâ€™s too small. This isnâ€™t mineâ€¦ Younger sister: Itâ€™s small for me, too. What is the purpose of doing thisâ€¦? Father: But look at my first daughter She has small feetâ€¦ Her name is Cinderellaâ€¦ May be sheâ€™ll fit this.. Oâ€™â€¦Cinderellaâ€¦ Come here, my dear please take it and try it out will see whether it fits you or not.. (Gives her the shoeâ€¦ Cinderella was little scared and surprised) Father: Donâ€™t worry dearâ€¦just try it outâ€¦ Step mother: But she didnâ€™t go to the ball. She is Cinderella and that is allâ€¦ I donâ€™t think that itâ€™ll fit Cinderellaâ€¦ Minister: Letâ€™s see after she put itâ€¦ Cinderella: I want to try it on, Motherâ€¦. Besides, Iâ€™ve got another one of theseâ€¦ (And suddenly she takes the other shoe out of the pocket in her apron) Elder sister: You were that wonderful pretty lady, I see now only I got the pictureâ€¦ Ohâ€¦, Cinderella, pardon me. Younger sister: And meâ€¦ Step mother: And meâ€¦ Father: I knew itâ€¦ I knew it that one day you will be shine among all of themâ€¦ Ohâ€¦ Cinderellaâ€¦ Best wishes to you, my dear daughter. Cinderella: Ohâ€¦ Fatherâ€¦ I love youâ€¦ Father: My dear you made your mother proudâ€¦ Even may be I wasnâ€™t a perfect father for youâ€¦ Pardon me, too. I love you the mostâ€¦ (Her father was crying and shading his tears) Father: But what could I do? Cinderella: No donâ€™t say like that, fatherâ€¦ you were the only kindness to meâ€¦ donâ€™t worryâ€¦ I am so happy today. Donâ€™t cry father please Minister: Prince is desperately waiting for you dearâ€¦ youâ€™ve to come with us nowâ€¦ Cinderella: I forgive all of you. I didnâ€™t mind anything. Good-bye fatherâ€¦ Good-bye all.. Iâ€™ve to go now! Minister: Be quick, letâ€™s goâ€¦ Heâ€™s dying to see you. (All wave her good-bye. Cinderella leaves the room after the Minister and his two solders, also waving her hand.) The end.
All my life I have had aspirations to become an ambitious and strong leader, I wanted to grow up and become the president of the United States of America. I had many dreams and hopes that would make the world I lived in a better place for the people of America. That was all changed because of one man, my father. He was very old fashioned, he wanted me to follow in his â€˜footsteps' and have a â€˜meagre' job as a farmer. I hated my father, he was a cruel man. He was a heavy drinker â€“ a dire alcoholic. In the end my mother and I had enough of his attitude and problems; he used to become very abusive and violent towards us for the smallest of reasons so my mother and I left home when I was only ten years old. I never heard from him ever again from that day on. I received word that he died a lonely death just last year but I must say that even so I am happy that he was alone after all the suffering he caused on my mother and me. Even Now I hate reminiscing about my child hood, I grew up during the cold war, I despised the fact that I could have been blown to pieces at any moment by a Russian nuclear weapon. I loathed the fact that I could lose my friends and the only family member I had â€“ my mother at any second. That's when it happened, my mother passed away. She committed suicide. She took an overdose of pills, and to think I was only fourteen when this occurred. That was the moment I had no one in my life. All my family was gone. My mother just could not handle life anymore. She was jobless and we had little income. I had to work after school in a little cafÃ¯Â¿Â½, clearing up the place just to earn enough money to feed us that night. I had to go to school and work at such a young age. Her life became unbearable then â€˜click' (N.B *click your fingers during the performance) she was gone. That was I had the burden of deciding my future, I had the choice of going back to live with my father or to stay with a foster family that had been found for me to live with. I did not want to live with my father because he would oppress me again. I decided to live with a foster family. My foster father was a colonel in the army so he would always be away working with the government. My foster mother was always at home, she would always tell me amazing stories about her husband and how he was helping America. I appreciated the way she looked after me, and having a foster father who you could look up to and respect was for me truly inspirational. He was the father that my real father could not be. My foster parents encouraged me to follow my dream. I studied and excelled in my work so that one day I could live my dream as a reality and lead America in to a free and peaceful tomorrow. I have almost fulfilled that and can not begin to show my gratitude towards the people who raised me into what I am today. Through all of that though I will never forget my real mother. For her I will become the most patriotic man to walk America. Use of Movement For the opening of the monologue I am going to be positioned near to the corner of the room. I will slowly walk from the corner towards center stage at a diagonal. My facial expression should be firm and strong with a hint of vacancy. When delivering the opening I would inhale deeply so that my chest will push outwards. Facial expression should show some what pride and slightly joyful when speaking. Slowly walking towards the audience for the delivery of the second paragraph. Moving upstage in a straight line. Now with a slightly more grimace tone on my face. When speaking I would be using powerful arm gestures throughout the paragraph. The arm gestures are to be what seems to the audience random, jerky and fast. Ideally when mentioning the facts about my father I would use powerful arm movements. Now I should be walking backwards in a straight line but slowly while delivering this paragraph, I should return to the position at the centre of the stage where I delivered my opening from. My facial expression should be very strong and firm showing my anger but with a certain amount of fear and concern. Showing anger by frowning at this stage will affect the drama positively. Arm gestures should be made specifically on the phrases â€˜blown to pieces' and â€˜loathed'. When speaking I would be looking down slightly towards the floor. At centre stage before the performance I would have set up a chair specifically for this paragraph. With a bereaved expression, this paragraph is to be acted out while seated. Having my head in my hands would highlight the emotion with me taking my head out of my hands after each sentence and looking up at the audience. Now, for this section I would stand up for this paragraph. Positioned center stage, with smooth arm gestures moving outwards after every sentence. For the final section of this monologue, I would again come towards the audience in a straight line. Slowly getting closer with each word and using arm gestures such as clenching my fists throughout the paragraph with tense but sustained movements. Positioned upstage at the center where I would become noticeable to the audience. Then to end I would finish with a freeze with my hand placed over my heart, with a still and strong finish sustained. Use of Voice The prologue to the monologue should be started in a very proud and optimistic tone, with particular expression put on the adjectives such as â€˜ambitious' and â€˜strong'. The opening should be at a medium pace but at the same time calm and smooth whilst expressing a joyful opening. Now with the second section bathos â€“ a change in tone should occur. With the emotional content in this part, the tone should change to sad. I would change my voice so it is in a hurried fashion. While sadness is shown at particular points when concentrating on the words â€˜footsteps' and â€˜meagre' sarcasm should be shown. The paragraph should be sharp and at a quite heavy and loud tone but maintaining the emotion at the same time. A protective tone of voice should be adopted when talking about your mother and yourself becoming subjects to violence. When mentioning that you were happy when your father passed away, a glimmer of hatred and evil would affect the piece positively. When speaking here a similar tone should be maintained as the previous section. Here concentrating on how your childhood had burdens. Subsequently expressing your self through exaggeration when talking about being blown to pieces b a nuclear bomb at any moment. With jealousy expressed when using the word â€˜loathed'. This part of the monologue should be performed in a lethargic tone of voice. Speaking slowly with a twitchy voice after every few words or so. Contrasting the first paragraph drastically. Stressing on the points of your mother dying and having a job and school to consider, using deliberately pessimistic tone. With the humorous type of sarcasm when saying â€˜click' then she was gone. Mood and tone are again contrasted from the last segment of the monologue. Tone should be a significant amount more formal and with signs of things becoming better for you. Fast pace but with optimistic tones present. Pace should be built up for the conclusion with it going from a slow opening to the end to a climactic finish. Contrast again to the last paragraph. Tones of self belief and strongly sustained. Pauses after every sentence should be invoked. A build up is required for a dramatic ending. Optimism and varied loudness should be used until the last line. A dramatic impact with the uses of the emotions of pride joy but a hint of sadness. A calm expression of voice near the beginning would aid the build up. With a use of a loud voice at the end of the passage to highlight the end. The ending should not be conflicted with any sarcasm because it would ruin the stage for a grand finish with all of your energy inputted into it. Impact on Audience With the opening I want to project the mood of pride and optimism. The audience should get the sensation of a meaningful and joyous introduction. It should engage the audience in to thinking whether the monologue will be â€cheerfulâ€ or â€gloomyâ€ in the simplest of terms. The voice should convey a message that it is an optimistic opening and is filled with happiness. The issue that should raise a question and again make the audience think is where I enter from. Why did I enter from the corner of the room? The reason v=being it has a hidden meaning of despair about it â€“ the despair being obvious later on during the performance. The contrast should stun the audience. With the sarcasm and cruelty with speech it should make the audience feel pathos for me. The movement towards the audience should show tension. I want to communicate the feelings of hatred and anger through my voice so the audience can see that their first possible impression was wrong. I want to show them the frustration that has been built up in me for years. I am projecting myself to show them that I am furious about the past. I want to convey and portray my fear. Again a slight contrast to the previous paragraph. Even though fear and jealousy are invoked, at this point I want to try and make the audience feel what I feel â€“ all the tension and fear from the war. I could make the audience involved by particular messages and use of body language. The audience should feel my emotion and feel they have lost something when they hear my tragic story of losing my mother. I want to portray a grieving relative / family member, but show the variation with the slight sarcasm with the â€˜click' section. This has a deeper meaning â€“ the audience may realise certain sarcasm. The burden upon me of choice should reflect the previous paragraph; I want to communicate the idea that still life for me is all hardship. The final paragraph should show the audience that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It shows the variation to them that can be seen throughout the piece. It should make them see that life is a virtue and that not everything is bad. Inspirational things can happen to anyone. The contrast is my method of acting out and showing to the audience a broader variety of emotions, language and movements. Belief and patriotism is another point I am trying to convey through the use of my language â€“ this is shown when talking about my foster father and my dreams to turn America in to a peaceful country. The last line and sustained freeze would make a bold point by giving the piece a climactic finish and endeavour the audience to really see the provocative emotions used; in turn causing the audiences provoked reactions and mixed feelings to the piece. The object of my monologue was to convey many messages about voice, movement and dramatic performance in drama.