The cast from a production of 'Romeo and Juliet' practise lines from the play in an auditorium. The director discusses the importance of projecting your voice. Adrian Lester then gives advice on how body posture and eye contact is vital to connecting with your audience.
Look at the prologue from 'Romeo and Juliet' and ask students to choose a line. Ask them to walk around the space speaking their line quietly to themselves, until they can do it without the paper. Stand in a circle, in turn saying their line. Make them repeat it until it is projected correctly. Ask students to stand in a line at the end of the room and project their line to an object at the opposite side. Then add a gesture to match the line or the emotion in the line. This must be added and done in as big a way as they can. Discuss the clip and the need to project voice and body language. Then ask the students to consider who the prologue is for and to move away from the object and look at the audience. Discuss eye contact.