Episode 44: How to Rehearse like a Pro

Posted on 2 June 2016



In this episode, Brian and Joe sit down to chat about honing your rehearsal skills, with tips and guidance based on their own personal experiences – from the first read of a new script, to the read-through with the cast, through to the rehearsals – to make sure you rehearse like a pro.

11 things you will learn about:
• The script: What to look for when you first read it through
• Understanding your character’s journey
• Get scribbling: The importance of making notes on the script
• Gut reaction – Why that first script read is so important
• Lessons from the Greats: How De Niro and Hopkins do it
• The read-through – Why you shouldn’t over-prepare
• Permission to develop: Taking your hands off the flight controls
• Explore, Investigate, Create: Bringing a little flavour
• The impact of the “hidden culture” in a cast
• The rehearsal: Adding subtlety and colour – Layers
• The next level: Method Acting and sensorial improvisation