When Maggie, a starry-eyed wallflower lands the dueling lead roles in a theatre production of both Sophocles “Antigone” and Euripides “Medea”, not only must she bravely step out of the chorus line Thespis but she must boldly step out of her own shell.

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    How did she land not one but two leading roles?  Didn’t she have to audition for them?  Isn’t that the SOP for casting leads?  So didn’t she have to already “step outside her shell” just to get the roles?

     

    (Also, it’s standard practice that characters for fictional stories are not named in loglines. )

    Singularity Answered 4 days ago.

    The theatre company decides to put on a production of both. She did have to audition for them , however with the competition was up against, in her mid she had a very small shot of actually land the roles.

    4 days ago.

    Sometimes, questions posed are more rhetorical and merely pointing out that there is information that is lacking from the logline that makes it confusing to the reader. It’s not necessarily about answering those questions (as you won’t get that opportunity if a producer is reading your logline), it’s more about ensuring that your logline doesn’t leave the reader puzzled about an important plot point, plot hole, etc. In these cases, it’s about adjusting your logline so these questions are answered.

    4 days ago.
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      Okay, but she still “had to come out of her shell” to audition, right?  And she beat out her rivals — in the first Act,.  So… mission accomplished?  What else is there for her to overcome, to struggle for?  She got the leads.

      And by overcome and struggling I refer to an objective goal.   “Coming out her shell” is a general phrase relating to her internal subjective issue.  And that is important element in drama; that is what must be resolved in order to achieve an objective goal.

      But a logline is a statement of an objective goal that must be achieved — not the subjective problem that must be overcome.  So she must come out of her shell in order to accomplish what objective goal?  (And what are the stakes?)

      Singularity Answered 4 days ago.
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