Now, I haven't had to learn spoken lines for years...literally...ten now I think, when I was in Anything Goes in my last year of secondary school. And God knows how I did it then, because I JUST CAN'T MAKE THEM STICK IN MY HEAD. We open in two and a half weeks now, and I really barely know any of my lines. Not that I haven't practiced them; I have, I just promptly forget them. When it comes to speaking them in a rehearsal or even the day after I've gone through them again, and again....and again...my mind just goes blank. I panic. It's bloody awful, quite frankly! And I'm starting to get quite stressed about the whole thing!
So my appeal is to you guys out there - some of you must have had to memorise stuff in the past. I'm used to learning words set to melody off by heart and whilst it's not something I find particularly easy but I can manage it. How do you remember things? Do you have any tricks for remembering stuff for presentations at work, say, if you've not ever had to learn lines? Any tips?? I could really do with some! I'm sure I will get there in the end but I would like it if I could put my script down BEFORE the opening night!
I searched and searched on line for a wee pic of something related to Into the Woods that I could share here but alas, none that look like they wouldn't be a copyright infringement. So here's a picture of a bracelet I made yesterday instead! Another of my silk cord numbers, you can spot it on my Bead Table Friday post from a couple of days back. Loving the Sarah Downton lampwork beads - they are magical!