Thursday, June 22, 2006

Be True to the Playwright

My head is stuffed! Filled with my lines, songs and choreography. Not to mention the order of the show. It's actually getting to the point where it's a semi automatic thing. I find the less I have to actively think onstage the more I am able to concentrate on the moment and what my character is feeling. I'm only in one play this actor is in two!

My lines are word perfect. The Director keeps reminding us how the playwright wanted it a certain way for a reason. So I kept reading and memorizing until it was right. Why does it matter? Well one reason is because that's what the director wants, the other reason is best explained by a current playwright. I like the post because it articulates and illustrates the "why" in a brutally honest way.

Previously on How DO actors remember their lines

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