Funny Girl - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3

Brian Debenham wants to make Barbara into the next top model of London. All she has to do is show up and smile, and she'll be on calendars and catalogs. But that isn't enough for her. She wants to be funny. She wants to act. She wants respect.

Brian sends her on terrible auditions for terrible shows to punish her and get that idea out of her head. He wants to break her down so that she'll just smile for the camera and be someone's brainless calendar girl.

On one audition, the director notes her accent and wants it scrubbed off of her. His name is Julian Squires, and they meet as her career is heading up and his is heading down. She figures, if acting is not being yourself, surely she can drop her accent and be someone else in auditions...

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