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An Actor’s Task provides a framework for studying the dual arts of acting: inhabiting a character both physically and psychologically. Actors at all levels can use this book to explore, develop, and review the sensory tools and training that enable them to be the best versions of themselves and, ultimately, to bring that understanding of “self” to their art.

Innovative new exercises and selected classics—updated for today’s students—comprise more than 100 exercises. Introductions to each exercise explain its aims and benefits. Clear step-by-step prompts provide guidance. Debriefing sections engage actors in reflection on what they have experienced and learned. This inspired text is equally suited to classroom use and individual study.

You can find Dr. Kelly’s book here:
https://www.hackettpublishing.com/an-actor-s-task-3501