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Do you read from a book or do you act out scripts

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Thank you comment icon In theatre classes, we would normally read from a book/play then would act them out. The most important part to understanding a scene is by remembering lines and doing lots of improv. Brandon
Thank you comment icon Hi Azar! Is this for theater class? Can you clarify by re-editing you question why you would need to act out the script? Thanks! Ben Landis COACH
Thank you comment icon In college, I want to know if the classes focus on book plays or do we make our own and act out how we read it Azar
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Rashmi’s Answer

reading a book is good but acting out script is much better since acting out script ensures we retain what we have read and we don't forget what we have read.
however reading is essential since acting out cannot be done for every subject ,example :science topics cannot be enacted.To retain what you have read you can write it down on piece of paper multiple times so that you can remember that topic.Also try to apply what you have read on daily basis or have practical knowledge about the subject so that you can remember the important topics.

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Fred’s Answer

Every acting class I took has us act out scenes from plays. A play is written very differently from a book. Scripts are generally only the lines spoken by the characters, and maybe a few stage directions (i.e. Tom enters from outside, Suzy leaves). There is little detail on the characters thoughts, movements, or much else. A book often explains all of this in detail.

As an actor, you (along with your director) make the choices about what your character is thinking, and what his/her motivation is for each thing said or done.
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