Book Description: ACTIONS: The Actors' Thesaurus is a vital companion for actors in rehearsalâ€”a thesaurus of action words to revitalize performance. Actors need actions. Actors cannot â€˜actâ€™ adjectives, they need verbs. Verbs are an aim to achieve, an action to perform. â€˜Actionsâ€™ are active verbs. â€˜I tempt you.â€™ â€˜You taunt me.â€™ In order to perform an action truthfully--and therefore convincingly-- an actor needs to find exactly the right action to suit that particular situation and that particular line. That is where this book comes inâ€¦. ACTIONS is a thesaurus of active verbs that the actor can use to refine performance until s/he hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive. ACTIONS: The Actorsâ€™ Thesaurus by Marina Caldarone & Maggie Lloyd-Williams has gathered together the (formerly) dogged-eared photocopied lists of action verbs from greenrooms and rehearsal rooms and put them together in this pocket-sized thesaurus. All with a view to helping actors get to the heart of meaning and to a great performance. This thesaurus of action words is indispensable in developing mood, line readings, and acting choices for each and every line.