May 4, 2017 at 1:10AM
Memorize lines before rehearsal or not?
I've read you shouldn't have actors memorize their lines before the first rehearsal, to keep them from forming line readings and such, so we can first meet and discuss objectives.
If you only have time for a couple rehearsals, is getting on-book prior to meeting a good idea or a bad one?
Or is there any mid-way compromise here?