Based on the premise that plays are objects of study in and of themselves, Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, teaches a traditional system of classifications that examines the written part of a play, excluding such considerations as performance, scenery, or costuming. This book applies directly to the experience of theatrical production; students will immediately be able to relate the concepts and procedures they learn to their artistic work. The author's procedural method is detailed and precise. The parts of a play are learned progressively, which fosters an understanding of the concept of artistic unity. Examples are clear and comprehensive. Actors, directors, and designers will benefit from end-of-chapter questions and summaries meant to stimulate their creative process as they engage in production work. An updated appendix includes introductions to additional critical theories in widest use today. Examples from contemporary theatre, including three plays written since 1990, bring this edition completely up-to-date.