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Iambic pentameter: rehearsal + performance

Iambic pentameter in rehearsal and performance (Click here for parts one and two) So you know what an iam is and you have begun to look at how to “scan” for where the stressed syllables might be.  How MIGHT this START to TRANSlate TO performance…? Try saying the lines out loud with iambic. Here’s my initial scan: But SOFT what …

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Acting iambic pentameter and performance

Acting iambic pentameter and performance:  What should an actor do with iambic pentameter? Ok, we could do a year long course on this topic, but let’s give you a place to start and get inspired. (If you don’t know what iambic pentameter is, click here.)  Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers of all time and he layered in many …

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What is iambic pentameter?

What is iambic pentameter and do actors need it? If you have ever acted in a Shakespeare play or taken an English class, you may have heard about iambic pentameter, but if your introduction to iambic pentameter was anything like mine, you may be more inclined to study the bubonic plague.  Lucky for me, I eventually discovered that iambic pentameter …

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#4 – Don’t make this common audition monologue mistake!

This is the final video of the series of 4 all about your college audition monologue! Okay, I’m excited to share this final tip because it is so important.  Like, make it or break it. I almost cannot think of a time I didn’t give this note when coaching a student on a monologue, so I know how important it …

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#3 – Five ways to make an impression at your college audition.

Five ways to make an impression at your college audition 1.  Interesting Monologue Selection One fabulous way to stand out from the crowd is by choosing an interesting piece.  It isn’t required that you do something unexpected, but it is certainly appreciated.  Plus, it’s a conversation starter.  Maybe you found a lesser known play the panel has never heard of …

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#2 – What monologues should you do for college auditions?

This question comes up all the time and the answer is, there is no one-size-fits-all perfect monologue for college auditions.  There are, however, some tips I can offer to help you find a good one. Things to ask yourself when selecting your pieces:  How are you most likely to be cast?  What are your acting strengths?  What playwrights do you …

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#1 – College Audition Monologues: Do you want to get into a great school for acting?

Welcome to the free series all about college audition monologues. Will you be auditioning for colleges sometime in the next few years?  Or maybe even in a few (gulp) months!?  If yes, this series is definitely for you. Every year I end up coaching a stream of young actors super last minute for college auditions and I always feel bummed …

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