In the first section of this fascinating video Dr. Arthur Wagner (creator of The Graduate acting programs at Tulane, Ohio, Temple and UC San Diego) presents a practical system for text analysis. Each action of a script is examined in terms of immediate and overall objectives and then related to personal experience. The second section presents a powerful methodology for examining character dynamics and interactions, based on the models of transactional analysis. Wagner illustrates his presentation with characters and scenes from "A Streetcar Named Desire" and other wellknown plays. What's The Score? condenses a whole theory of character and relationships into a concentrated 85 minute presentation. It is valuable not only for actors but for directors and writers.
"Five Stars - Excellent! Will furnish serious students of the theatre with a key to becoming better performers for their entire career. Recommended for every library collection, supporting a college, university or professional school theater curriculum." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries.