About Actions


Actors need actions. They cannot act moods. They need to be doing something with every line.

That’s where Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus, comes in. It is a thesaurus of active verbs with which the actor can refine their acting choice until they hit exactly the right action to help make each line come alive.

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Who is it for?


Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus, is for actors of all kinds:
- established professionals and beginners alike
- students or amateur actors
- those with training and those without

It can also be useful for:
- music theatre performers
- actors wrestling with audition speeches
- those who have to breathe life into a one-dimensional
television or radio commercial
- those who have been performing a play for months and
need to reinvigorate their performance

It can also be used by academic students of drama to
deconstruct a script for its sub-textual dynamic.

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 8749 4953 Email: info@nickhernbooks.co.uk

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