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Classical monologues?

sydneykaisersydneykaiser Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hi, I'm currently preparing for MT/Acting prescreens and one school specifically asked for a Classical (pre-1900, according to their standards) and I'm having a very hard time finding one suitable for a teenage female that isn't overly done. Does anybody have any suggestions?

Replies to: Classical monologues?

  • actorparent1actorparent1 Registered User Posts: 584 Member
    Moliere's "School For Wives" has some fun ones. (My daughter was originally considering using one from that play, but ultimately she chose something different. So I'm happy to pass it along!)
  • zebracocoazebracocoa Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    edited October 2017
    My thinking may be outdated, but Classical monologues for young women _will_ feel overdone since there is a limited pool. I just did a quick search, and maybe this will help? (Even though they show the monologues, always refer to the original text, of course. And, reading the entire piece for context is always a good idea.)

    http://www.monologuearchive.com/p/plautus_004.html
  • Jkellynh17Jkellynh17 Registered User Posts: 2,011 Senior Member
    That's what I think. You're not going to find a teenage classical monologue that auditors haven't heard so just look for one you connect with.
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