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The Anatomy of a Choice

An Actor's Guide to Text Analysis

Maura Vaughn


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How does an actor bring a script to life? The actor must know how to read a script, break it down, and mine all of its clues in order to make the most effective choices. The Anatomy of a Choice: An Actor's Guide to Text Analysis offers the actor a concrete method for approaching a script. This guide details a simple process to discover and define a character's scene and super-objective, obstacle, beats, and tactics. It includes practical information on how to build a character, how best to use rehearsal time, and what to do when nothing is working.

University Press of America, 9780761851097, 114pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2010

About the Author

Maura Vaughn has been a professional actor and teacher of acting for over twenty-five years. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School for the Arts, she trained at Circle in the Square. As a performer, she has graced stages in New York, across the United States, and in Europe.