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Okay, so this is an easy one, right? Obviously an actor has to learn their lines but dialogue is only part of a script. What kind of script are you working on? Monologue or scene work? Stage or screen? First, you must understand your role, the context (where and what is happening) and your objective....

Okay, so this is an easy one, right?

Obviously an actor has to learn their lines but dialogue is only part of a script.

What kind of script are you working on? Monologue or scene work? Stage or screen?

First, you must understand your role, the context (where and what is happening) and your objective. You must understand exactly what’s going on. Some scripts and dialogue are more challenging to deconstruct depending on length, style, language, era etc.

To truly know your script you need to understand everything that is happening and where you fit within it.

We always start by honouring the author’s intention and being as authentic to this as possible (more to come on this).

Reading and interpreting the script with the help of your director or coach.

Finally offering different ways of performing the script until you find one that is authentic to you and the project.

Tips: pay attention to key words within the dialogue; read between the lines; know your stage directions; be aware of your scene partner/s (if any); know your eye level and focal points; be authentic to the emotion and character.

This process is a great start to knowing and understanding your script.

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