Appreciated: How just within the space of a few words, Simon conveys how socially adept and charming Alan Baker can be. The smooth conversational segues from Switzerland as a topic to the Joke about a specialist Swiss doc recommending Alan has to see Chickie within the next half hour or he'll die. His excuse for not picking Chickie up, he has to pickup pretzels for the party.
Age Range 30's
Character's gender is male.
Monologue genre is comedic.
Find this monologue on page 32 of "The Collected Plays of Neil Simon Volume 1" from Simon's play "Come Blow Your Horn"
Monologue Writing 101 Elements (0 = Not Used. 1 = Used. 2 = Strong Usage)
1. Strong Want - 1. To get a date and impress Buddy.
2. High Stakes - 0.5
3. Tactical Variety - 1. Flatters her, makes himself sound important, reminds her of who he is, avoids picking her up..
4. Hook Opener - 1. A playboy goes through his little black book.
5. Button Finish - 1. Closes on a "Voila" which references how easy it is for him to conjure up dates for any event.
6. Sensory - 0
7. Internal Obstacles - 0
8. Past/Present Balance - 0.5. Past history with Chickie lightly referenced. Essentially piece is all present action (not a bad thing!)
9. Discovery - 0.
10. Restraint - 0
TOTAL "ELEMENT USAGE WEIGHT": 5
I like this monologue! It quickly establishes a character. And it's quick; monologue can be done in one minute.
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