We gave an actor a copy of our Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus app to see how many ways he could deliver the same line: ‘Do you want a cup of tea?’
What are ‘actions’?
Actors need actions. You cannot act moods. You need to be doing something with every line. You need an aim to achieve, and an action selected to help achieve that aim. ‘Actions’ are active verbs. In order to play a line truthfully, you need to discover the action that suits that particular situation and that particular line. That is where the Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus app comes in.
Based on the best-selling book by Marina Caldarone and Maggie Lloyd-Williams, Actions is a fully searchable, easy-to-navigate thesaurus of active verbs, that will help you refine your acting choice until you find the action you require to make each line come alive.
· A to Z search, and predictive search function
· Emotional groupings to help you pinpoint the action you require
· Bookmark, note-making and random word functions
· Share your actions on social media or by email
· Full instructions on how to use actioning in rehearsal, plus how to use the app
For actors at all levels and of all ages, Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus will revolutionise how you rehearse. Once you’ve started using it, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
‘If you want to act, or act better, Actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence’ Terry Johnson
‘Actioning ain’t easy – but it’s so useful’ Zawe Ashton
See more about Actions and actioning at www.actionsforactors.com
Download the app now at apple.co/1k4ltWI