The Actor's Script: Script Analysis for Performers

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The Actor's Script: Script Analysis for Performers

Charles Waxberg

Publisher: Heinemann DramaFormat: Paperback

The real star of any play or film is the script. Every creative choiceis focused on making this abstract compilation of dialogue and actionscome to breathing, believable life. The "Actor's Script" offers aclear, concise, and easily assimilated technique for beginning scriptworkspecifically tailored to actors' requirements and sensibilities. Includedare: techniques actors need to make the script a powerful and limitlessresource for creativity, passion, and transformation processes for breaking scenes into playable beats and actions character analysis from textual information, themes, and larger ideasspecific playwriting styles and many excerpts and applications from both contemporary and classictexts.All discussions are applied to actors' unique needs with humor and clarity.Actors who read this book will learn how to break down a script, createthe richest and most varied characters, embody the time period and script'sunique world, and allow the highest themes and ideas to empassion theirchoices.Charles S. Waxberg, playwright, director, and actor, has been developing his technique for script analysis since 1981. He has taught script analysis, playwriting, and acting for Carnegie-Mellon University, Stella Adler Conservatory, New York University—Tisch School of the Arts, and the Roundabout Theatre Conservatory, which he founded and where he served as Conservatory Director. Mr. Waxberg has performed in over 25 productions throughout the East Coast and New York City.

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