A student actor or professional performer will use this book again and again for self-discovery exercises designed to enhance acting skills. It is a "doing" book which challenges the actor with every exercise. The book is divided into twenty-one sections: 1. Creative State, 2. Imagination, 3. Observation, 4. Balance and Neutrality, 5. Concentration and Focus, 6. Nonverbal Communication, 7. Voice, 8. Sensory Awareness, 9. Body Awareness, 10. Physical Attention, 11. Unlimited Possibilities, 12. Act and React, 13. Understanding Your Objective, 14. Think Outside the Box, 15. Characterization, 16. Improvisation, 17. Prop Exploration, 18. Retention and Understanding, 19. Research, 20. Auditions and Casting, 21. Performance. A superb text that is both functional and inspirational.