Sunday, January 1, 2017

Lesson 5 Free Online Acting School Help for Actors 2017 Edition

Watch the following serious (dramatic) acting performances in the videos: 



Answer the following questions in the blog comments below:



Which monologue video do you feel was the best?

Why do you feel this was the best performance out of all these videos?

What was honest and real about the performance?

How do you feel this actor did a good job with the character?

BONUS: Leave an encouraging and kind comment for the actor on the YouTube video comments.



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149 comments:

  1. number 2 she was as honest as the character her self

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    1. I agree the second one did well like she was emotionally connected with her character

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    2. true guys, the second one was really emotional.

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    3. I thought a broken heart was brilliant. She projected real emotion. I could actually feel her pain. Just,WOW

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    4. I like #5 and the salesman. #5 had the right facial expressions and tone for the dialogue. The salesman had that salesman voice, almost like that motivational speaker sound to him like he may have actually did sales in the past. Great job guys!

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    5. Yea I agree. Number two was emotionally connected, and looked like her heart was going to explode if she didnt say what she did

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    6. I loved monologue 2. She really showed true emotion.

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  2. the second one. the lady really fit in the charecter and lived the part he played.

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    1. I agree she used a lot of facial expressions.

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    2. I agree also for the second one because she has the expressions in her face

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  3. I agree second one was the best. You could feel the emotion in her voice.

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  4. the second one is so realistic and I feel it's the best of them

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  5. she did well especially when she chose a love topic

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    1. She truely did veey well indeed. The love topic really did it for her

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  6. 1. #7.

    2. She was able to reach a depth that most of the other actors here either didn't attempt to reach or couldn't reach without it looking desperate. Furthermore, her facial expression is the one of the stand out features within this particular performance.

    3. Given the fact that she was on the brink of crying, that had to do it for me as that shows her weakness and thus she is allowing us to go inside her (or rather her character's) mind and see the vulnerable side of her.It's very well done to say the least.

    4. The easiest way to give an "honest" performance under these monologues is to show your vulnerability and she was one of the few that attempted to do it and one of the fewer who actually succeeded without it coming off as desperate

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    1. Yes! Passionate, and emotional performance. She actually became the character also.

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    2. She took the role and made it as if its her, there were emotions into it

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    3. Perfect analysis, exactly what I felt and thought. Was a great performance

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  7. The best monlogue I picked was A Breaking Heart.

    I picked this one because her true feelings like she was really gone through it. She looked like she was about to cry and I was too. Her heart was in that with the soul. Respect.

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    1. She was really good, she almost had me crying...

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    2. She reached a level of connection to her character that really drove her to feel the emotions that her role was feeling.

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    3. I agree number Breaking heart was impressive:)

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  8. I enjoyed A Breaking Heart
    I felt it was the best because you could feel the heart break she was going through, she practically went through the experience, and if I didn't know she was acting I probably would've thought she was serious.

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  9. I feel the 7th video was the best. She did a good job becoming the character. Her emotions were honest. I would believe she was doing a real online diary type recording.

    You did great! I could see the emotion you felt with your family.

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  10. I enjoyed the 2nd monologue the most. Her emotions were so real and honest. Her facial expressions matched up with her voice nicely. The other monologues didn't really do that for me, and again, some of them were acting and not BEING. You shouldn't be able to tell when someone is acting. Even so, it is very hard to perform a dramatic monologue accurately, and everybody did a great job!

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    1. Yes! This was my second option, and I really enjoyed how she showed the emotion, almost to tears!

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  11. Second one felt realistic and was the best one

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    1. I agree. She tapped into something special there. She "was" the character.

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    2. I also agree she really showed the character which I loved

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    3. i agree with this because i enjoyed the second one as well

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  12. I liked number #8, She did a good job. Her emotions were honest. She was great:)

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  13. i strongly believe that number one was more convincing than. She pour her heart out !

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  14. I liked both #24 and 1 because 1 was honest, relative to me, and 24 was like something was moving with the music and the words. Both definitely gave me the goosebumps.

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    1. Agree with you in #24. I have chosen the same one. Very nice to find out same choices and same tastes.

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  15. I really liked Michael J. Oliver and The Not so Perfect monologue.

    Michael J. Oliver: because he works with his face expressions, voice, posture and movement - he works with all the elements an actor should. He really delivered his love his character is feeling towards a girl and his doubts about the girl's love towards him - it really seemed real and honest. As I said - Michael did good job with using all the elements an actor should work with.

    The Not so Perfect Child monologue: This may seem like I'm contradicting to what I said about Michael, but even if she didn't use movement or posture, she delivered really powerful and honest performance using just her face expressions, voice and pauses. Her portrayal of the character was spot on - her doubts about herself, her wish to change herself, envying her sister to be so perfect and hating her simultaneously... Really great performance

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    1. And can I just add that it's really hard to comment on someone's performance not knowing the context of the monologue?

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  16. The first one she was all in to it she has a strong voice and was in good detail

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  17. I loved the first one so much she had very well done facial expressions and her motions were great I think there wasent really anything she could fix it was so good

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  18. I chose #2, and #27. The actress was passionate, emotional, and dedicated to the character. She was very convincing, the portrayal didn't seem forced, it felt natural. I think she somehow found aspects of the characters personality that was similar to her own. Brilliant.

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    1. I agree as well, especially 27 (for me). it didn't feel like reading monologue, it felt like words r coming from her

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    2. i liked her acting choices and she was very genuine

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  19. My best choice is: "Waiting on the bride". I can see emotions, there was passion about how the character feels. The actor was putting true emotions like I said, I started to feel worried with him about the bride lol. Excellent!

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    1. I agree compltely Laura.This was my favourite too. The nervous energy he portrayed was great.

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  20. I really loved the second one.
    She was so great with the way she expressed her emotions, what an amazing actor

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  21. Out of all these videos, my choice falls on Micah J. Oliver, who performed both in the 6th and in the 12th video. It felt the most real, the most touching, the most emotionally correct. When I was watching them, I didn't even wonder if he is acting or if he was doing that for real. That's the sign of a talent.

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  22. The 2nd monologue was superb. It was very realistic and so pure the actress gave me goosebumps.she made herself one with the character and made us to lost in the dialogues

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  23. I loved the second one and fount it to be the most heart touching monologue. You could hear the emotions in her voice and face she did an amazing job and i really enjoyed it

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  24. the second one in my opinion was the best as you could not only see the emotion but also feel it. she portrayed the character so well and let in her own personality which I think is very important in acting.

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  25. Number7
    she took the role and made it come to life, she put emotions into it

    the difference is that other actors wanted to act but she didnt, she became the role.

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  26. They all have a an "edge" in their performance in their own way. You see, in my particular opinion, acting changes with times. They are just actors of their own time. They have their own humor, their own seriousness, their own depth. I can't lie and say I liked any of them. Maybe if they would be under the right light, perhaps a short film with good writing, then their talent would stand out. They do however seem very intent and as they are putting all their effort into it. That's what counts. That's what makes any of us potentials for greatness.

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    1. You know, I agree with you. I didn't like all of them, and none in particular hit me deep, but I found them in the right place (mind, voice, expression) at most times.

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  27. I liked number 5"nervous" by Asia, she seems very touching and simply sincere to me.
    number 16 looks like advertisement of how to become rich, so I believed this guy knows what hes talking about, good job.
    also number 27, felt like real msg from girl that fall in love, a bit of shyness and insecurity, irony and sadness, but also simplicity, without overwhelming r overexpressed emotions and jesters.

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  28. #10 I felt her struggle and pain. Her facial expression caught me and got me involved with the character. The trembling voice was right for the kind of scene I imagined

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  29. The monologue I liked the best was waiting on the bride because it just felt so real and so believable, like these were actual concerns someone might have on their wedding day. What was so honest and real about the performance was that he really did get into the character and their hopes, dreams and fears. The actor really took their time and dressed for the part.

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  30. My pick is, Breaking Hearth, Daaamm she was Good, very well acted. She did such a Good job ,she got me Sad. Incredible

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  31. My choice is The Not so Perfect Child. I love this monologue because it perfectly exemplifies being a scapegoated child, a middle child or feeling alienated in your family due to the pressures involved that only the one stuck in the middle can truly intuitively sense. Her performance has no flash or distraction from the dialogue and it seems so raw and real to me. I related to the source material as a middle child who grew up in a poor sometimes toxic always manipulative family. I felt myself and my story in her words.

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  32. I enjoyed #2and3. They showed real emotion. #2 had tears in her eyes and her eyes watered. #3 actually allowed tears to fall down her face. It was really believable

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  33. A braking heart monologue was the best I felt so bad for her

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  34. In my opinion the best one was #9 because I could feel her pain and we could see her emotions in her face expressions.

    However the 2nd one was also really good because the actress was able to get in character and also express her pain and emotion not only through her face but also through her voice.

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    1. Yes she was really really good. It was so hard licking a favorite!

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  35. The "Not So Perfect Child" and "Mother Earth" were my favorites. Then it so perfect child actress I really felt her emotion and she took me there with her. The Mother Earth monologue too. I notice that the quieter the actor is and the more they don't overact just show their emotion I believe it more. Is that a fair thing to say?

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  36. I really loved "I Can't Stop" because I really felt her pain.

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  37. monologue 7 did it for me. She carried me along all through the performance, she really got into character and her delivery was on point. overall, it was a good performance.

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    1. Yes she did. Great use of wording!

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  38. I'd have to say #7. I was really into it. She really played the part well, as if it really was her.

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    1. Yea, like her face shows the meaning of the monologues the volume the she used expression wow amazing job..

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  39. #6 was done very well I think, because, like some of the others, his eyes helped portray his character more than just body movements or facial expressions. But I feel like he did a better job at doing so (both in his eyes and movements) than the others. He legitimately seemed concerned.

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  40. For me I felt The Sob Story/I Cant Stop was the best of the dramatic monologues. I feel the actress not only told the story with the words but she told it with her body language and facial expressions. She really connected to the part and brought the real feelings of millions of children to life for all to hear.She did the part as if she had lived this story for real.

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  41. I say #3 A Breaking Heart monologue for female written by D M Larson performed by Kierra Land; she made me truly believe she was dealing with a painful situation on the cell, to pull off tears and emotion like that is wonderful acting abilities; can't wait to see me from this actress, blessed be.

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    1. I like that one too. She wasn't over acting. I think she did a great job.

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    2. This monologue was also my favorite due to her ability to make it so believable as if she was the one going thru the situation.

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  42. I say #11 If I Let Myself Fall for female by D.M. Larson performed by Svetlana Bakushina; I felt something in this performance that I didn't feel in other performances. She had a serious face like they mean it what they were talking about from their script. She used facial expressions and a serious face for her character.

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  43. I felt like the best monologue was the second one, Staying Power. I felt like this was the best performance because it didn't seem like she was acting. It seemed like she believed every word that she was saying. I felt like the actress did amazing with the character and conveyed her emotions well.

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  44. I like "Dance with the wind" most of all. Background music and actress' voice make me calm. Her acting is natural and magical at the same time.

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  45. I like Waiting on the bride the best. His movements and facial expressions felt real. I think he did a wonderful job.

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  46. Which monologue video do you feel was the best? Number 3 really blew me away. Her natural voice and acting were perfect. The pauses the inflections in her voice, and it was just so realistic and believable. I really felt for her.

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  47. Number 1.

    Nice express of love and dream.

    Fits good to screen play.

    Nice actions in front of camera.

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  48. I really liked number 5, he really looked like he was worried and then the disappointment and the sudden happiness at the end, just incredible.

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  49. The not so perfect child was my favorite. She played it so well I almost cried. How she cried and what she must of had going on in her head. This actor did an amazing job with this character.

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    1. Thought that was good too the not so perfect part played it well

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  50. I thought the best was Wishing by Nila.Thought She played the part well with the Rhyming.What was honest about the performance,The Rhyming of the wishing well the story.The Character Nila played the part well with wording of the Rhyming and made it seem real.

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  51. I believe staying power was the best. I believe she was very serious and used very nice facial expressions. The way she act makes me believe she is being serious and it is something she believes.

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  52. I really liked video nummber 2 because I could see and feel her emotions. I think she connected with her character. I think she did a good job because if you´re watching her you can feel with her and imagine what it is like to be the character. I also really enjoyed video nummber 25 and 27.

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  53. The second one was really interesting and emotional it was like she is doing it for real she is not acting

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  54. The second one. I loved how she connected to the role. I felt as though she made connections from the character to herself and i like that.

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  57. I feel 5,6,7,12,19,20 and 24 were pretty good!
    But my favorite is performance 20 because he is showing a varity of emotions and not only one single. So he also seemed to feel what he was saying!

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  58. Yes! The role really seems to fit to herself,nthis is why is was so reliable.

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  59. Hi everyone. I really enjoyed "Waiting On The Bride" I found the delivery very natural, a range of emotions were displayed and the nervous energy came through clearly during the scene. This monologue was very relatible for me

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  60. 26 was heartbreaking. She delivered it with such vulnerability and it made my eyes sting with tears. It felt so real.

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  61. Monologue 3 was my favorite because of her performance. This one I felt was the best performance out of all these videos because it was natural and she stayed true to her character never breaking out during her performance.
    The actresses expressions and tone of voice throughout her performance made it honest and real about the character she was portraying in the scene.




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  62. I thought the girl from Breaking Heart did an incredible job her acting was very impressive and i felt like she was really listening through the phone.

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  63. 1,2,5,7,12 I mean I know there is a lot of monologues but is difficult to pick one because every actors did a great job, the emotion that they show on the monologues, they really feel it. The performance like volume of the voice the used like I really feel it, the means of the monologues.

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  64. I liked the second one. she was really emotional,u could feel the emotion in her voice. She did a good job.

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  65. i think that the first one was the best because she really acted out all the emotions and she really just did a great performance

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  66. 1) Why do you feel this was the best performance out of all these videos?
    Because she put her heart into it and I felt like I was really there and I could see my self in a situation like that.
    2)what was honest and real about the performance? Her tears seamed real to me
    3) How do you feel this actor did a good job with the character?
    He was really into her role.

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  67. She by far has some of the best acting monologue I have ever seen absolutely brilliant and I can tell that she has lived to experience these things that she is talking about that involve love she was really into her role and Top Notch performance she also did that fake cry very well

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  68. I think "Staying Power" was the best because she showed her emotions and to me it felt like she wasn't even acting, it felt real.I felt that the actor did a good job with her character because she was really in the position of the role of her character. GREAT JOB! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

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  69. I felt very connected to the second one, so that's good.

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  70. Which monologue video do you feel was the best?
    I again like Waiting on the Bribe
    Why do you feel this was the best performance out of all these videos?
    The movements in the video were probably the best thing I saw there
    What was honest and real about the performance?
    the emotion he put in it
    How do you feel this actor did a good job with the character?
    He connected with it and it felt very relatable

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  71. Honestly in my opinion all of them were great they all had different kind of emotions and they played their parts really well

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  72. all were nice there place as all were with different situation.

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  73. I think both were nice but I drifted towards the second video because I felt she was more in tuned with her emotion. She gave the monologue from a sad place in her heart.

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  74. The second one is nice as she reflected the sadness emotion perfectly

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  75. The second monologue really showed how she felt it was very expressive and showed her sadness

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  76. all of them are very good but in my opinion the best is number 2 Because the monologue touch the heart for every one so she did it from her heart honestly and very real, she did a good job with the character.

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  77. #7, because she makes you believe that she is in the situation. It almost makes me feel bad for her.

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  78. I liked mumber 2 She just took a role and created a masterpiece
    When she was talking about the stars she showed Honesty and true feelings.I think she did a great job and made me cry

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  79. number 2 she made me feel it was just her and me in the room

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  80. I absolutely think 1 and 2 were fantastic, I also really enjoyed 7 and 8, I actually felt like these actors got into their characters, their words and expressions were natural.

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  81. I thought the Not So Perfect Child was the best out of them all. I think that because it's something a lot of kids struggle with. All of the faces and the tone of her voice made her audience feel distraught and feel bad for her. I think this actress did a good job and really made her performance feel real.

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  82. Which monologue video do you feel was the best?
    #4 Wishing Monologue

    Why do you feel this was the best performance out of all these videos? Wishing monologue For Female by D.m. Larson performed by Nila


    What was honest and real about the performance?
    she was a good Actor and was very real in her performance.

    How do you feel this actor did a good job with the character? She brought the wishing well to life

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  83. OMG the 3rd one gave me chills!! Ok anyway she was so realistic without overacting, a little bit flat at some points but sooooo beautiful

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    1. yea we have all gone threw something similar and it's very hard to take you have to find your own experience and pull it out of you at the right times and i feel she dId a great job doing that

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    2. yea we have all gone threw something similar and it's very hard to take you have to find your own experience and pull it out of you at the right times and i feel she dId a great job doing that

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  84. Numer 7 "the not so perfect Child"
    Great performance with lots of emotion coming through. Sounded and looked very true and believable. It seemed effortless and the facial expressions were awesome.

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  85. The 3rd one was great. It felt like she really was heavy in her heart and was about to cry. At some point you could see her eyes tearing up a bit and it made it look real. Her voice his down and her small gestures of looking to the side and looking down were really well put in there. She wasn't overacting at all, it was down to earth and i really enjoyed watching it.

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  86. The second monologue because its more interesting and convincing the whole monologue was very realistic mostly the emotions you could really see that she had been wishing for quite a long period of time and I think she did an amazing job on possessing the character.

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  87. number two was very realistic that will have to be my choice

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  88. Number two and seven. I love the way she acts and I think she's done it the best. In perfect sync with the roles she plays.

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  89. i like the first one because it was dramatic yet it was caring and how she said it it made it seem like she had that dream a lot of times

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  90. I enjoyed #2 Cause she was honest and emotionally connected to her character, I like how she made it look realistic

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  91. Very natural acting that came straight from the heart and went to other hearts!

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  92. I liked the second one because she played the character very well, and it felt real.

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  93. a heart broken. it was very real and something everyone can relate to. I thought she showed great emotion and finding personal experience or inner emotion to bring out at the right times while staying true and had us believe. we all have gone threw something similar to this and it's something you can't fake.

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  94. I like the second one you could tell that she conect with the characters she plays

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  95. Monologue nervous was my favourite! It was the best,and most real! And I feel the actress made it seem more like that character going into the scene.

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  96. The drama monologue seemed to be easier than the comedy monologue. Everyone was convinced of that what they were telling. I am sure, that everyone was revealing some of their own personality. I was able to stop after half a minute or so, when I watched the monologues, since I was already convinced of the performance. Great. I encourage you to go into that direction and put yourself into that particular role by thinking how would you personally react on the given issue.

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  97. The second one Because of the emotions that she showed during the video about certain parts of it.

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  98. The second monologue because her emotions looked real

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  99. I liked the 2 one. She was so honest as herself

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  100. I think no. 2 was the best but i would like to congratulate the others who performed and were good as well no. 3,6,9,11.
    I liked the 2nd one most because she looked more natural and composed.
    Her dialogue delivery was good and her voice was clear.

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