Acting for the Better

By Mary Hasbury

Acting For The Better Book CoverDo you know:

  • The difference between ‘pace’ and ‘tempo’?
  • What is meant by ‘attack’?
  • How to draw up a rehearsal schedule?

These and other thespian mysteries can be solved in this handbook for drama groups which covers subjects from Acting to Zest.

Richard Briers, in his Foreword, says that “This is a splendidly clear and informative guide to becoming a better actor”.
Mary Hasbury has worked extensively with both amateur and professional theatre groups, and has written this book so she can share her knowledge. Jill Fenson’s amusing illustrations help make it entertaining as well as informative, for those starting out and seasoned performers alike.

What people have said about the book:

a great primer . . . entertaining and informative . . . Well worth the read!”

Amateur Stage Magazine

“The writer . . . brings vast quantities of practical wisdom and experience to her text.   It is written in simple no-nonsense language and uses practical illustrations.  . . . would make a perfect present.

British Theatre Guide website


ISBN 978-09560960-3-6