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I've just been given a leading role in my school's musical, we have less than two weeks until show day. What are the best techniques for learning a whole script quickly? I have to give a 1920s American/ Italian accent. HELLLPPP!!!!
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You learn lines by taking lines. Practice makes perfect.
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(Original post by jgarland2002)
I've just been given a leading role in my school's musical, we have less than two weeks until show day. What are the best techniques for learning a whole script quickly? I have to give a 1920s American/ Italian accent. HELLLPPP!!!!
Repetition.

Think about how you've learned all those song lyrics you've learned over your life - by listening to them loads of times and sometimes singing along. Same goes for play scripts. Read the script, acting it out in your head, singing the songs. Then go back to the beginning and do it again. Do it again and again and again.
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(Original post by shameful_burrito)
You learn lines by taking lines. Practice makes perfect.
But be sure to blow your nose afterwards.
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I had to learn a one act play in 2 days. For me, I found recording the dialogue twice, once with my lines removed, helped immensely.
Especially saying the character name before each line, my brain remembered when my line was next.
Word association is helpful too - so if there are lines you keep forgetting try and associate what your line is with the previous line and say it out loud.

Hope this helps.
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