The Actor Rehearses takes the reader sequentially through the acting process, from pre-rehearsal and first read-through, to blocking and technical rehearsals, and on to the performance itself. This volume gets the actor to recognise how they can create a better performance by gaining a better understanding of themselves. Filled with exercises for both in-classroom and the rehearsal studio, this is an indispensable guide to the rehearsal process.
David Hlavsa is head of the Theatre Arts Dept. at Saint Martin's University, Washington. He has written numerous articles and study guides on acting.