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TOPIC: Sigh. Well, I'm going crazy for an audition this weekend..

Sigh. Well, I'm going crazy for an audition this weekend.. 7 months 13 hours ago #6914

So I'm doing this monologue for an audition this weekend:



POR.

Away then! I am lock’d in one of them;

If you do love me, you will find me out.

Nerissa and the rest, stand all aloof.

Let music sound while he doth make his choice;

Then if he lose he makes a swan-like end,

Fading in music. That the comparison

May stand more proper, my eye shall be the stream

And wat’ry death-bed for him. He may win,

And what is music then? Then music is

Even as the flourish when true subjects bow

To a new-crowned monarch; such it is

As are those dulcet sounds in break of day

That creep into the dreaming bridegroom’s ear,

And summon him to marriage. Now he goes,

With no less presence, but with much more love,

Than young Alcides, when he did redeem

The virgin tribute paid by howling Troy

To the sea-monster. I stand for sacrifice;

The rest aloof are the Dardanian wives,

With bleared visages, come forth to view

The issue of th’ exploit. Go, Hercules,

Live thou, I live; with much, much more dismay

I view the fight than thou that mak’st the fray.

(from Merchant of Venice)

I'm also doing Beatrice's short "what fire is in mine ears" speech. It's for a handful of companies who will be doing Shakespeare shows this summer.

I've done these auditions 3 or 4 times and I've never gotten a callback. And I've even gotten good feedback. Don't get me wrong, I've been acting for half my life and I know this is the nature of the beast. But sometimes you just gotta lament. :silly:

Anyway, first of all, I'm pretty sure I got the pronunciation right but now I'm being paranoid.
In "new crowned monarch", I'm pronouncing it "crown-ed", with "bleared visages" I'm pronouncing it "blear-ed"
Does that sound right?

Second, I'm practicing and even filming myself doing the speech so I can get a view from the outside.

I know you just gotta go in and do your best and that's what I'll do.

:S
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Sigh. Well, I'm going crazy for an audition this weekend.. 6 months 4 weeks ago #6915

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In case you haven't auditioned yet, and you still want the reassurance, you are making the right choice in both crown-ed and blear-ed
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Sigh. Well, I'm going crazy for an audition this weekend.. 6 months 4 weeks ago #6917

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Cook, thank you!
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