Monologue Monday

Monologue Monday: Would You Love Me If…(Joseph Arnone)

Hello everyone!!! I have to interrupt writing the Great American Horror Novel to write this blog post I’m super mega happy to write this blog post.

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Did you know there’s an emojipedia?

We’re back with some more Joseph Arnone, that super mega prolific monologue author.

We’ve covered previous Arnone monologues (Rather Be a Man) (Coffee Table).

This monologue tackles the same question that Wayne’s World tackled back in 1992. It’s basically the ability to love + hypothetical situations. In the movie, it’s “Will you still love me when…” as seen below:

That exchange stays within the realm of the film and character.

Arnone’s monologue takes us to extremes as well, but those extremes define the world of the monologue, which you can read here: https://monologueblogger.com/would-you-love-me-if-serio-comedy-1-minute/

Let’s check out these monologues!!!

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Would you still love any of these people? I certainly hope so. I love the bravery of actors who perform in a foreign language. That’s an even tougehr hurdle to jump. (<<<sports metaphor) 열심히 하세요!!! 화이팅!!!

A couple more random-yet-kinda-related videos. Here’s a song on a similar topic (but plays OH SO SERIOUS!):

 

And now, a cover of the Shirelles’ Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by Mexican duo Las Hermanas Jiménez

Would you still love me if I was a giant emoticon with a cowboy hat?

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Join us next Monday for another Monologue Monday!!!

PS Happy Canada Day!!! (hence the Wayne’s World clip)

Monologue Monday

Monologue Monday: Coffee Table (Joseph Arnone)

Hello everyone!!! We’re back and this Monday it’s Joseph Arnone‘s Coffee Table.

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Coffee table made of old railroad ties. Yes!!!

The monologue is incredibly straightforward. basically, Melanie is a patient in the mental ward of the hospital – and she can totally see the coffee table come to life (as one does).

I like this because it’s good without exploiting mental illness. The author is top notch. We profiled his other monologue Rather Be a Man here.

The monologue itself can be found here:

I’ve noticed that a lot of non-native English speakers have chosen it, too.

Below is a choice selection of Youtube monologues. Who do you think “brought it?” Good work everyone!!!

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And that’s it!!! Join us Monday for more monologues and next Thursday for a Gothic Brazilian playwright!!!

For a complete list of monologues, click here.

Monologue Monday

Monologue Monday: Rather Be a Man by Joseph Arnone

Time to shake things up a bit. Joseph Arnone is a playwright with a site that seems exclusively dedicated to plays and monologues written by Mr. Arnone as well as some public domain work.

It’s obvious he’s put a lot of work into his craft. One of the monologues is taken from a one act play entitled Rather Be a Man. 

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The play comes with this image, via the author’s site.

According to the official synopsis…

“A comedic one act play involving KIM and PAM, two friends who are sick of guys trying to pick them up.”

The monologue itself also has a synopsis:

“Kim is so fed up with men approaching her with their one liners. In this comedy monologue, she talks to one of her good friends about the annoying men she randomly tolerates.”

The just-over-a-minute-long monologue makes good points about how our culture treats women and the sometimes limited choices available to women.

This monologue seems popular on the high school audition circuit and there were a good selection of videos on Youtube. And there’s a bonus monologue!!!

Thanks again to all the actors for being so brave!!

For another Joseph Arnone monologue on our site, please check out Coffee Table.

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One of the above monologues was from an Aruban actor. Can you find her?

And for the special monologue…here is the same monologue, but in German! This version is edgier, even if you don’t speak German (hint: it’s at the 2:13 mark).

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Join us Thursday, we’ll be profiling a wonderful unknown playwright! And new monologues every Monday.

For a complete list of monologues, click here.

Ciao.