Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Shakespeare Out Loud Teachers - at first, try not to think about casting, or costumes, or sets, or music, or accents, or lighting, or publicity, or themes, or character analysis, or rhetorical devices, or comparative essay subjects, or exams, or grades, or anything, except what the characters say and WHY they say it. Keep refining and orally practicing the thoughts that cause the words, and the plays will teach themselves. Productions will also block themselves through oral understanding and practice: the feet are easy to organize when the minds are clear. Also, accept that rhythm is a literary concept rarely discussed and never practised in rehearsals. Good professional actors make their text sound like heightened and invented everyday speech. 

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