This is a practical guide to building a believable character - from audition to big screen. This practical and accessible volume - based on more than forty years of acting, coaching, and teaching experience - is a comprehensive guide to acting - all acting. "How to Rehearse When there is No Rehearsal" provides a step-by-step program for analyzing and building a character organically - which can be used even in the short time actors have to prepare for auditions. Also included is expert advice on how to do camera takes and interpret stage directions, as well as how to prepare for working in theatre, film, TV commercials, soap operas, sitcoms, and dramas.
Alice Spivak is a veteran actress, acting coach, and former teacher at the NYU Film Grad School. Her acting credits include Law & Order and Sex & The City.