Monologues are mysterious. The audience stares at a total stranger, wondering who he or she is and how the character will reveal itself. Performing monologues, however, should not be a mystery, and in "Demystifying the Monologue," you'll discover how to turn two minutes of stage time into the performance of a lifetime. "Demystifying the Monologue" unmasks the monologue, giving you, the actor, a road map to picking, practicing, and performing one. Leonard Peters offers hands-on ideas for developing characters and revealing conflicts that will make your next monologue a one-person success story. With tips for selecting a piece for auditioning or performing a monodrama, analyzing its structure, and highlighting the moments that demand artful choice, Peters' guide to the form is just as practical as it is entertaining. He even includes mark-ups of actual scripts to show you exactly how to apply his ideas. "Demystifying the Monologue" takes you deep inside one of acting's most beloved forms-and one of the most difficult to master. Read it, dog ear it, and leave the mystery of the monologue where it belongs - with your audience.