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Actor as Storyteller: An Introduction to Acting

by Bruce Miller Limelight
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Pbk 344 pages
AU$52.99 NZ$54.77
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The Actor as Storyteller is intended for serious beginning actors. It opens with an overview, explaining the differences between theater and its hybrid mediums, the part an actor plays in each of those mediums. It moves on to the acting craft itself, with a special emphasis on analysis and choice-making, introducing the concept of the actor as storyteller, then presents the specific tools an actor works with. Next, it details the process an actor can use to prepare for scene work and rehearsals, complete with a working plan for using the tools discussed. The book concludes with a discussion of mental preparation, suggestions for auditioning, a process for rehearsing a play, and an overview of the realities of show business.


Included in this updated edition are:


• A detailed examination of script analysis of the overall play and of individual scenes


• A sample of an actor's script, filled with useful script notations


• Two new short plays, one written especially for this text


• Updated references, lists of plays, and recommended further reading
Bruce Miller (Miami, FL) is a professor and the director of acting programs at the University of Miami, where he teaches acting and script analysis. He is the author of The Scene Study Book, Acting Solo, and Actor's Alchemy (Limelight Editions'), 'as well as Headfirst Acting. His more than 100 articles on acting appear regularly in Dramatics Magazine and Teaching Theatre. Miller has conducted acting workshops nationally and internationally, including a series for the Educational Theatre Association's Professional Development Program. He is the winner of the EDTA's Founders Award given for lifetime achievement in educational theater. Miller is a member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA, and holds an MFA in acting from Temple University.