How To Memorize Lines – Best Memorization Techniques


To be or not — line. To be Memorizing lines can be tough, but I’m going
to show you a proven way that’s 2,500 years old, and even Shakespeare used it to memorize
lines. Check this out. There’s actually a very fast and easy way
to memorize your lines. It’s called the Mind Palace or method of loci. It dates back thousands
of years, all the way back to 477 B.C., and Shakespeare even used this in the Globe Theatre
in London when he wanted his actors to memorize their lines. Here’s the concept of how this
works. In the window in your room right now, I want you to imagine two bumblebees, and
they’re buzzing in that window — bzzzzz. And they’re carrying in a huge question mark.
So look in the window, and you see two bees flying in, and they’re carrying a question
mark. And on the chair, I want you to imagine a noble person. And they’re in wind, and they’re
in snow, and the weather is all around them. And now on the wall in your room, I want you
to imagine a human brain. And a brain is up there, and it’s just in pain, and it’s suffering
— a human brain in pain or suffering, and imagine that on your wall. Now let’s go back.
Flying through the window, you had two bees, and they were carrying a question mark. On
the chair in your room you had a noble person and they’re wind and snow — weather was all
around them. And on the wall you had a human brain, and it was in pain, or it was suffering. So you may be wondering why I had you just
do this. Well, you may not know it, but I just took the first few lines of Hamlet’s
famous soliloquy in a Shakespearean play, “To be or not to be,” and we turned those
into pictures. And we placed those pictures around a room to give us cues to memorize
the lines. In the window, we had two bees flying in with a question mark. That reminds
us to say, “To be or not to be, that is the question.” On the chair we had a noble person
surrounded by weather, because the next phrase is, “Whether ’tis nobler.” A noble person
in weather to remind us of “Whether ’tis nobler.” And then the next line is “In the mind to
suffer,” so on the wall we had a brain, and it was suffering. It was in pain. So to say
all those in sequence, we would say, “To be or not to be, that is the question, whether
’tis nobler in the mind to suffer.” So you may be wondering, “How did Shakespeare
use this to memorize lines?” Well, when he had the Globe Theatre constructed, he actually
had this in mind in the architecture. He had five doors built, and each one of these doors
were different colors. He had five columns built, and each one of these columns were
different colors. The five doors and the five columns were locations where his actors would
imagine their lines and see them interacting with the columns or the doors on all the different
colors helped, too, to distinguish the doors and the columns. Not only that, they would
use paintings, or they would use the steps coming up to the stage, they would use the
exit as other locations to use to memorize their lines. Then they would take whatever
they wanted to say, and they would create pictures for it, brain triggers, just like
the two bees flying in the window. And they would see them on one of the columns, or they
would see it on the door, or they would see it on the painting or the exit. And all over
their theater they would have brain triggers to remind them of where their lines were.
So, if they were ever in the middle of a play, and they got stumped for a second and they
couldn’t remember where they were, they would simply go around the theater in their mind;
the cues, the images on the locations would tell them what they needed to say. An important thing to remember is they always
went in the same order around the theater, going to each location in the same order.
Then, if they wanted to remember “To be or not to be,” they would put two bees mentally
on that first column. “That is the question” — they would imagine a question mark on the
next location, which it might have been a door. And that’s how they would use the Globe
Theatre to memorize their lines. You can create your very own Mind Palace.
Stand in the doorway of every single one of your rooms and number five pieces of furniture
in that room — 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Go to the next room — 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Go to the next room
— 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Number five pieces of furniture in every one of your rooms. Then,
when you get done, close your eyes and say them forwards and backwards, forwards and
backwards until you know them cold [sounds like]. These locations are going to be your
very own Mind Palace. Then take your lines, turn your lines into pictures, and imagine
them around the pieces of furniture in your house. So then, when you’re up on the stage, you
just think back to your house, and the pictures that you have imagined on the furniture in
your house will tell you what your lines are. I have a short course on how to build your
own Mind Palace. You can get it by clicking the link right here at “memorizemylines” or
clicking the link below. It was good enough for Sherlock Holmes, it was good enough for
Shakespeare, and it will work for you. I look forward to hearing about your success. All right, guys. We got lots more videos coming
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