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My daughter recently started taking acting classes. We love the teacher and D has learned a lot from her. However, this teacher is not accustomed to the college auditon process (this is a non-school related class). So, sometimes, she will say the opposite of things I read here on CC. For example, many of the monologues she has suggested for D are on the overdone list, causing much stress for my already pre-audition-cycle D.
Anyway, D had chosen a contemporary monologue she wanted to work on and was so excited to share it with said teacher. After reading it, teacher kind of dismissed it, saying it had "no objective or obstcles." D has no idea what this means. Can any of you shead any light on this? Is this criteria for ALL monologues? And BTW, having read the entire play myself, I identified the objective instantly. I'm not questiong this teacher's knowledge or talent, as D and I both adore her...we just are confused right now. Do we need to approach the monologue selection differently?
Separate question---D has finally chosen her classic monologue (Shakespeare), but we still don't know if it should be done in an accent or not? I searched the forum and it seems there isn't a definite answer...yes or no????? D can do it either way, however the only way she is interested in doing it is the RIGHT way! So do any of you know for sure???