#1
So I'm auditioning for The Crucible at my high school. No particular role. I need a monologue that's 1-2 minutes. Preferably clean. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of doing this one.
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#2
I am trying to restrain from not suggesting anything stupid...

Good luck though.
#3
Get Tituba and talk like an african the whole play, its da bomb man.

As for what to read, if your actually good go for John Proctor's "God is dead" speech at the end of the play.
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#4
Take the 1-2 minutes to propose to the person who is holding the auditions. Guaranteed role in the play.
#5
maybe pick something from the crucible itself? that's always impressive. maybe pick another arthur miller play?

that or something you know well enough to perform well in an audition - you acted much before? got any monologues to draw on? (even if you didn't say them in your last play?)
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#6
This is my first play, but I've got a good bit of experience on drama. I've done multiple Scrubs monologues for the hell of it, but this is my first 'serious' play.
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#8
Perform an excerpt from Shaquille O'Neils hit 1996 movie Kazaam.


You also take the award for most "Super Scene Avatar" let the people casting know, everybody loves an award winner...
#9
This is my favourite one for Auditions that require a prepared monologue. It allows you to show a bit of range.


MACBETH: Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee!
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation
Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.
Thou marshall'st me the way that I was going,
And such an instrument I was to use.
Mine eyes are made the fools o' th' other senses,
Or else worth all the rest. I see thee still,
And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood,
Which was not so before. There's no such thing.
It is the bloody business which informs
Thus to mine eyes. Now o'er the one half-world
Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse
The curtained sleep. Witchcraft celebrates
Pale Hecate's offerings; and withered murder,
Alarumed by his sentinel, the wolf,
Whose howl 's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace,
With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design
Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,
Hear not my steps which way they walk, for fear
Thy very stones prate of my whereabout
And take the present horror from the time,
Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives;
Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives.

[A bell rings.]

I go, and it is done. The bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell
That summons thee to heaven, or to hell.
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#10
I'd go with Jules' monologue about the righteous man from Pulp Fiction, but then again, I'm not an actor, but I do play one on tv.
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#11
What's he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
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#12
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Take the 1-2 minutes to propose to the person who is holding the auditions. Guaranteed role in the play.

LMAO
This.
#13
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Perform an excerpt from Shaquille O'Neils hit 1996 movie Kazaam.


You also take the award for most "Super Scene Avatar" let the people casting know, everybody loves an award winner...


Haha, that's an old pic, I should really change it. My hair's short now.


Anyways, thanks all!
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#15
Look up the play Tom Paine, (or Thomas Paine can't remember exactly) it's a one person play, and funny as hell if I do say so myself
#16
Oh god, I hated the Crucible, I read that last year.

But good luck and all that.
#17
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This is my favourite one for Auditions that require a prepared monologue. It allows you to show a bit of range.


MACBETH: Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee!
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation
Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.
Thou marshall'st me the way that I was going,
And such an instrument I was to use.
Mine eyes are made the fools o' th' other senses,
Or else worth all the rest. I see thee still,
And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood,
Which was not so before. There's no such thing.
It is the bloody business which informs
Thus to mine eyes. Now o'er the one half-world
Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse
The curtained sleep. Witchcraft celebrates
Pale Hecate's offerings; and withered murder,
Alarumed by his sentinel, the wolf,
Whose howl 's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace,
With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design
Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth,
Hear not my steps which way they walk, for fear
Thy very stones prate of my whereabout
And take the present horror from the time,
Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives;
Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives.

[A bell rings.]

I go, and it is done. The bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell
That summons thee to heaven, or to hell.



You know, if you type that into microsoft word, I bet your computer will crash due to grammar errors.


But seriously. Mac**** ftw.

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#18
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You know, if you type that into microsoft word, I bet your computer will crash due to grammar errors.


But seriously. Mac**** ftw.


Somebody is a Mac fanboy
#19
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maybe pick something from the crucible itself? that's always impressive. maybe pick another arthur miller play?

that or something you know well enough to perform well in an audition - you acted much before? got any monologues to draw on? (even if you didn't say them in your last play?)


I agree with choosing another Arthur Miller play or something in a similar style. Do NOT, however, choose something from the Crucible itself. It's kinda taboo to choose a piece from the play you are auditioning for. I wish I had a decent explanation, but sadly, I don't.

The piece you chose doesn't really fit the style of the Crucible. You miiiight be able to swing one of those Shakespeare monologues, but that's not something I would personally choose. I just wouldn't do it straight up Elizabethan. Maybe a slightly different interpretaion...? Damn, I'm no help.

I'm scouring the net right now for an appropriate monologue (because this is really starting to bother me that I can't seem to come up with something good). <_<
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I agree with choosing another Arthur Miller play or something in a similar style. Do NOT, however, choose something from the Crucible itself. It's kinda taboo to choose a piece from the play you are auditioning for. I wish I had a decent explanation, but sadly, I don't.

The piece you chose doesn't really fit the style of the Crucible. You miiiight be able to swing one of those Shakespeare monologues, but that's not something I would personally choose. I just wouldn't do it straight up Elizabethan. Maybe a slightly different interpretaion...? Damn, I'm no help.

I'm scouring the net right now for an appropriate monologue (because this is really starting to bother me that I can't seem to come up with something good). <_<


I don't get how it's taboo, probably because I'm used to having the director have us read certain parts of the play we're auditioning for.
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You know, if you type that into microsoft word, I bet your computer will crash due to grammar errors.


But seriously. Mac**** ftw.


I just tried it. I got 6 red errors (spelling) and 4 green errors (grammar).


And macs suck :P, too slow
#22
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I don't get how it's taboo, probably because I'm used to having the director have us read certain parts of the play we're auditioning for.


I mean, the cold reading process is pretty universal. And don't ask me why it's taboo. Hell, I don't write the rules!

Here's my guess: The director, if they are choosing to direct a fairly well known play like the Crucble, has probably seen the play several times and has heard pieces from the play many times. This means they will be comparing you to every other John Proctor (for instance) they have seen do that particular monologue. On the other hand, choosing something similar shows you can work within the style. And you won't be compared to all of the actors who have absolutely knocked Crucible monologues out of the park.

That's just my take, though.
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#23
By the way, I chose the St. Crispian's day speech. Thanks again everyone.

Oh, and that toaster fails for only being able to toast 2 slices at a time.
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