An Actor Rehearses: What to Do When and Why (Paperback)
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With a commonsense approach, An Actor Rehearses takes performers through the rehearsal process and explains exactly what to do when. The actor's process is explained simply, sequentially, and in detail, starting from the period before rehearsals begin and continuing through first read-through, blocking rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances. Packed with exercises that are useful in the classroom and in the rehearsal studio, An Actor Rehearses is an indispensable guide to the rehearsal process that makes building a character easier and more rewarding for both actor and audience. And because author David Hlavsa's emphasis is on relating acting to life, performers learn to make a remarkable connection between becoming a better actor and becoming a better person: more compassionate, more vital, more alive. -Clear, practical, usable advice for actors at every level -Unique focus: learning to become a better actor means learning to become a better person -Huge potential audience Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
About the Author
David Hlavsa heads the theater arts department at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington, where he teaches acting, directing, and playwriting. His latest play, "Pack of Lies," has been widely produced. An acting teacher for more than 20 years and a director for more than 25 years, Hlavsa lives in Seattle.