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esopillar34

So did they say "aw-BURN"?


yellowpurple42

And MO-beel Just a few little things that I was surprised nobody caught The Auburn one was especially rough because the word is repeated so many times in a row


True_Anxiety_1830

It was said like to separate words instead of a drawl- the first syllable elongated and the second syllable dropped toward the the end.


cinder-hella

Old thread I know, but I actually went looking to find out if anyone was talking about this. I saw the play yesterday and I could not focus because the inconsistent accents were so distracting. The actress who played Scout's accent was *shockingly* bad, just all over the place. No one in our group knew what to make of it.


yellowpurple42

Same, when I made this thread I was shocked that I couldn’t find anything else about it. I was a fan of Melanie Moore’s other projects so I went in expecting to love her and was disappointed. I am wondering what the accents were like in the Broadway production.


True_Anxiety_1830

I saw the show today. It was good. People in the audience were disconnected a bit and laughed touch here, like it was a full blown comedy. The accent of Scout was everywhere- like Harley Quinn to start and Betty Boop and then normal (I am from Alabama) so normal to me. It never got TV or secular, which was good. Perhaps the accent was to be child-like in certain areas. Overall, I enjoyed the show.


Itchy-Marionberry-62

Suspend disbelief. 👍🏼


MellonPhotos

Bad accents are basically impossible to ignore. You can try to “suspend disbelief” all you want, but every time something sounds wrong you’ll be jerked out of it. Also, bad accents can be very funny, and so trying to listen to a dramatic show with comically bad accents is an uphill battle. Also, with a show that’s at the level of a Broadway tour, they should have the resources and time to give their actors proper accent coaching.


mirywi

Bad accents ruin everything. I wish they wouldn’t bother at all rather than do them poorly.


yellowpurple42

Many of them were spot-on. I went back and watched clips from the movie and realized just how strange Gregory Peck’s accent is as well. Should mention that it was a thrill to see Mary Badham- hers was one of my favorite parts of the show


Itchy-Marionberry-62

Am from Boston. Am used to bad attempts at our accent. I have just kind of settled on finding it very noticeable…and entertaining.


Legitimate-Ad-7281

Not nearly as distracting as the Broadway production, where the actress playing Scout was old enough to have grandchildren.


yellowpurple42

I think some of the themes would have landed better with children playing the children. But overall wasn’t an issue for me How were the accents in the Broadway production?