Live Masterclass | The Art of the Monologue

Performing Arts
Saturday, 18th July 2020
From 5:00pm to 6:30pm (IST)


Literature Live! and Avid Learning present an exciting live masterclass on the art of the monologue which is sure to bring out your dramatic voice! Be it a Shakespearean soliloquy, the stage whisper as an aside or a dramatic apostrophe, learn the various nuances and creative variations of this particular type of dramatic device. Understand how these figures of dramatic speech are created to seamlessly fit into the story narrative and plot lines, and how they contribute to a character’s development and are indicative of personality or a particular psychological state.

Masterclass Highlights include:

·         Study monologues from classic and contemporary plays

·         Discuss monologue structures and the purpose they serve within stories

·         Practice creating a monologue for a characters

·         Experiment with using monologue structures, storyline context, character motivation and character voice


Join us to learn more about famous monologues and how to dramatize your very own!

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Yuki Ellias

Yuki Ellias

Theatre Director, Actor and Business Communications Coach

Yuki Ellias is theatre director, actor and business communications coach. She trained at the Jacques Lecoq School of Theatre in Paris and is a trained pedagogue from the London International School of Performing Arts. She has performed in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Italy and India. Her theatre company Dur Se Brothers has produced the multi-award winning play "Elephant in the Room" which has travelled to the Edinburg Fringe Festival, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Perth and Hong Kong Hello. Her other shows include Hello Farmaaish which won the Sultan Padamsee Playwriting Award, Yatagarasu and Basti Mein Masti. She endeavours to make theatre for diverse spaces and diverse audiences. Dur Se Brothers has created four original scripts that have already been staged. A fifth script called "Roxy" is currently being worked on in our collaborative writing lab. She has been part of the faculty at the Drama School Mumbai. Recently she co-curated a seminar series on "Copyrights and Ethics- Best Practices for Professional Theatre-artists." and "The Economics of Creating a Play". Yuki has been invited to give a Ted Talk with her father on the 'Fine Art of Losing Money – why invest in creative pursuits.'

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