Actions : the actors' thesaurus / Marina Caldarone and Maggie Lloyd-Williams ; [foreword by Terry Johnson].Material type: TextPublisher: Brooklyn Heights, NY : Drama Publishers, Description: xxxiv, 158 pages ; 22 cmContent type:
- Actors' thesaurus
- 792.02803 22
- PN2071.S65 C35 2004
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|Books||SPAA Library - 1st Floor General Collection||PN2071.S65 C35 2004 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Checked out to Nada Nada Anwar Raad (NR22030)||12/01/2022||0007179|
Thanks -- Foreword / Terry Johnson -- Introduction -- How to Action the Text -- How to Use The Actors' Thesaurus -- Sample Scenes -- Actions -- A-Z -- Emotional Groups/ Nuturing Words/Using Words/Damaging Words.
"Actors need actions. They cannot act moods. They need to be doing something with every line. They need verbs. They need an aim to achieve, and an action selected to help achieve that aim." "'Actions' are active verbs. In order to perform a line truthfully, the actor needs to find exactly the right action to suit that particular situation and that particular line. That is where this book comes in ... It is a thesaurus of active verbs, with which the actor can refine the acting choice until s/he hits exactly the right action to help make each line come alive. 'Actioning' is a widely used rehearsal and performance technique: this book makes it available for the first time in an organised and comprehensive form. Book jacket."--Jacket.