Page extent: 88
ISBN: 9781786822772
Binding: PaperBack

How To Act

Graham Eatough

PaperBack (03 Aug 2017)

Internationally renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl has travelled the globe on a life-long quest to discover the true essence of theatre. Today, he gives a masterclass, demonstrating first-hand the methods he cultivated in Africa and throughout the world. Promise, an aspiring actress, has been hand-picked to participate. What unfolds between them forces Nicholl to question all of his assumptions about his life and art. 

How to Act explores the contemporary realities of personal, cultural and economic exploitation through two individuals drawn together in the theatre. Both believe in truth, but each has their own version of it.

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ISBN13 9781786822772
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 88


'[The] acting masterclass develops into deeply political examination of British history... a clever playing with the immersive form.' The Stage ★★★★

'A disturbing study of power and its abuses in the arts and beyond...a riveting hour of theatre, as uncomfortable and demanding as it is rich in meaning.' The Scotsman ★★★★

'The audience don’t even know it, but the script is wrapping them around its little finger, expertly exploiting their most basic assumptions of what is real and what is false... You let your guard down, leaving yourself unprepared for the twists to come... How To Act is one of those productions that tinkers with our most fundamental beliefs in theatre. It offers a compelling plot, thought-provoking lessons, and radical structure all at once. An easy choice for anyone seeking out the cutting edge of drama.' All Edinburgh Theatre ★★★★★