Nice firsthand account of one actor’s challenge – how to memorize lines

Ran across a great blog post out of Finland today as the Finn-Brit Players go into their offbook week.  Great read and some comfort to me as I start learning lines for The Seafarer.  I’ll give progress updates on my own path as warranted.

Zen and the art of line-learning…
Posted by Christian

“Every actor will probably agree that they aren’t scared of performing to an audience (unless it’s an audience of actors). Nor are they scared of being asked to do crazy things on stage that they would normally never do in their everyday lives (mostly). No, the first moment of fear appears when they first look at a rehearsal schedule and see the words ‘books down’. …” Read the post at

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