What Every Actor Ought to Know About Memorizing Shakespeare
You just got cast. A big role in a Shakespearean play you’ve never done before. Congratulations!
What do you do first?
Start learning your lines!
Don’t fool around with just reading the play, and closing your eyes when your lines come.
- Download your character’s lines
- Listen and repeat them on your mp3 player
- Download your character’s cues
- Hear the cue and say your line
Learning lines in verse is like learning song lyrics. You don’t only need to remember the words, but also their rhythm. That doesn’t make it harder, it makes it easier.
How do you learn song lyrics, even get a song stuck in your head accidentally? By reading the lyrics? Obviously not.
It’s by hearing the song over and over. Wouldn’t you like to get your lines “stuck in your head”?
ScenePartner is a revolutionary way to learn your lines …by hearing them.
- Learn your lines reliably, using proven tips for memorizing Shakespeare that cognitive psychology research has revealed.
- Memorize your lines anywhere on your mp3 player, with no book in your hands.
- Learn the proper way to say difficult lines without the embarrassment of having the director correct you.
- Never “drop character” because of a line flub: when your lines are perfect in your mind, you can fully commit to your acting choices.
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