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Students/Actors, if you should want to get really good at acting Shakespeare, you have to work at it; you have to practice. You have to decide why you say EVERYTHING you do. You have to imagine clearly the things your character describes. Learning the lines is actually deciding exactly why your characters say exactly what they do. Professional actors continue to refine these thoughts right to the end of their runs. Acting, like most other things, is 95% perspiration and 5% inspiration. You need a little inspiration, but the rest is work. Keep refining your answers, and clarifying your thoughts, and you will keep getting better.

Work hard, so when an audience appears, you may play easily.