study a script
How to study a script?
Never play the part aloud when you're alone.
Don't act in front of a mirror.
The director is there to watch you. He's your third eye.
Learn the lines exactly as written.
Rehearse (play) the scene... with actor you're going to perform with.
Each actor has to develop his/her own study habits.
Don't overanalyze or ponder the deep meaning of each line.
Your brain will sort out the meaning for itself. You're conditioned to the meaning of words.
"In the end, it can't look like acting."