Tackling Text [and subtext]
A Step-by-Step Guide for Actors
An intensely practical handbook for actors on how to cope with text, subtext, character and situation. With a preface by Kenneth Branagh.
Having helped the actor with basic vocal technique in her enormously successful book, Finding Your Voice, Barbara Houseman here shows the actor how to cope with the demands posed by the text [and the subtext] of the play itself.
Full of practical exercises developed over many years of working with actors of all ages and experiences, Tackling Text [and subtext] is an indispensable handbook for any actor working with text - from acting students and young professionals, to experienced actors wanting to tackle specific problems and acting coaches wanting to discover new ways of enabling their students.
"As useful to the experienced actor looking for a lifeline as the beginner wanting tips about the trade."- British Theatre Guide
"Detailed, down-to-earth, useful... with one of the clearest explanations I've read of iambic pentameter."- The Stage