Carver’s Advice to the Players

By March 23, 2019 April 10th, 2019 Library

Thinking of acting but don’t know where to begin? Help has arrived!

Jim Carver, veteran director of hundreds of shows and VIVA royalty, has distilled decades of working in community theater into this handy guide for novice actors.

This book is designed for the beginner. It is full of practical tips and techniques that can be used immediately.

There are chapters that discuss the role of the actor in theatre; how to study a script; how to create the life of a character; what is subtext and how to use it; what to do during rehearsals; how to note blocking.

What is the director-actor relationship; how to turn the written word into natural speech; how use the body in acting; how to play the action of a scene; and how to audition effectively.

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