Acting : What is the best way to memorise scripts quicky by Cora Anne Williams

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Cora Anne Williams

What is the best way to memorise scripts quicky

Learning Scripts

Geoffrey Gilbert

There's the whole "People learn 10% of what they see, 20% of what they read, 70% of what they write".....but it really is all a fraud. See http://www.willatworklearning.com/2006/05/people_remember.html Personally, I tend to remember what I write but that's because I have a photographic memory and writing puts me more involved with the material. For scripts though, I learn them by having the "conversation". I will read the sides 4 or 5 times to get the feel of the piece. Then I record the part that I am not playing while saying my lines in my head. That way when I practice by myself in front of a camera, I can have the "conversation" with the recorder that is saying the other person(s) lines.

Scott Laird Berg

The best way is repetition. Read the script 10 times for comprehension. You are not trying to memorize, you just want to read it through 10 times, then put it down. Forget about it! Return later, an hour, a day, depending upon the time frame required to get it done, repeat the read through 10 times without trying to memorize. By the 3rd or 4th run through you will know everyone's lines... it truly works! The mind is an amazing thing...

Brandon Koots

I have been thinking how to easily learn a script. Thanks for sharing these tips!

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