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A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! by Herb Parker

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9

Monologue Pitfalls and What to Do about Them

I have said this a lot in this book: sometimes in their audition monologues actors play the scene on only one level. This is actually commendable because it can indicate that the actor is committed to really going for it with their performance, doing their best to raise the stakes as high as possible. The auditors will appreciate this from you. But then they will naturally want more – they will want to see you change, they will want to see that you are somehow different at the end than you were at the beginning.

The problem can be with the monologue you picked for the audition. Some speeches, even after all of your analysis and rehearsal, just might be so dependent on the full context of ...

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