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How Did Actors Learn Their Lines?

In the fourth episode of Let's Talk Shakespeare we ask "How did actors learn their lines?"

Jennifer Reid

If you were an actor in the King's Men, your rehearsal process would have been very different from today's! In this episode I talk to my guests about cue scripts, rehearsal time, where acting companies got their costumes and sets, and who exactly would have gone to the theatre. 

Image: SBT 1996-28 An Elizabethan earthenware money pot

This week's guests include:

- Professor Stanley Wells, Honorary President of the SBT
- Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute
- Dr Elizabeth Dollimore, Outreach and Primary Learning Manager at the SBT
- Dr Anjna Chouhan, Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at the SBT
- Ben Crystal, Actor, Director and producer

If you want to get in touch, you can tweet us on @ShakespeareBT or using the hashtag #talkshakespeare.

Related Posts:

– Shakespeare’s Merrymakers
– Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 76, a Money Pot
– How did they (rehearse) for Merry Wives of Windsor
– How did they (learn their lines) in Timon of Athens
– How did they (make a storm) in King Lear

Transcripts are forthcoming.