Sunday, 19 May 2013
Rehearsals week two
It's scary to think we're halfway through the rehearsals...and there still seems so much to do. After a week of beginning to block we're just over halfway through the play and it's hard to imagine it all being done...I just have to keep reminding myself that I've been here before and it always comes together in the end...
We did a lot of music on Saturday with our musical director, Corin. He is so enthusiastic, and is encouraging us all to play anything we can get a tune out of...so it seems that at one point in the play I will be playing the violin...has anyone ever learnt the violin in just over two weeks before? Watch this space.
We had Sunday off and I suspect that most of the Shrews spent it pretty much like me - desperately trying to learn lines. Here I have the advantage of the fabulous Rachel Dale http://www.savemegirlfriday.com/welcome/ A fabulous actor and friend I've been lucky enough to go to TWO drama schools with. When resting Rachel often helps other actors prepare for auditions and roles. A good couple of hours together running lines will hopefully make a big difference in the week ahead.
When I do post show discussions people often ask about line learning...so perhaps I should write something here. There do seem to be people who can just read lines a couple of times and they are 'in'. My husband is one of these people. I am not. I learn them through repeating them out loud hundreds of time, putting my lines and cues on my ipod and listening to them hundreds of times, and then making another recording with gaps for my lines which I practice with...hundreds of times. I am very dull to live with in rehearsals. I can often be found talking to myself on the tube.