A vital, easy-to-use tool for actors that will revolutionise how you rehearse. Based on the best-selling book.
Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus is a vital tool for actors. It is perhaps the most widely used and admired book for use in rehearsals today – and is now available on your iPhone or iPad to help you find exactly the right action word within seconds.
Actors need actions. You cannot act moods. You need to be doing something with every line. You need an aim to achieve, and an action selected to help achieve that aim. ‘Actions’ are active verbs. In order to play a line truthfully, you need to discover the action that suits that particular situation and that particular line. That is where this app comes in…
It is a fully searchable, easy-to-navigate thesaurus of active verbs, that will help you refine your acting choice until you find the action you require to make each line come alive.
· A to Z search, and predictive search function
· Emotional groupings to help you pinpoint the action you require
· Bookmark, note-making and random word functions
· Share your actions on social media or by email
· Full instructions on how to use actioning in rehearsal, plus how to use the app
For actors at all levels and of all ages, Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus will revolutionise how you rehearse. Once you’ve started using it, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
‘If you want to act, or act better, Actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence’ Terry Johnson
'Actioning ain't easy – but it's so useful' Zawe Ashton
Based on the bestselling book Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus by Marina Caldarone and Maggie Lloyd-Williams
Fixes an issue where some linked actions at the bottom of longer entries could not be viewed in full.
Thanks for downloading and using Actions! We hope you're finding it useful - we're always keen to hear your feedback, which is invaluable when planning further developments to the app. If you have anything you'd like to share, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratings and Reviews
So many bugs!
Please fix this app! It is a great concept, but there are so many issues! Mainly, saving actions doesn’t work at all. Also, the back arrow does nothing. .
As a professional actor, theatre professor, monologue coach, and director I had found the book invaluable. As an avid tech head I had been awaiting this app since I bought my first iPhone and now it's here and I love it! The interface is simple in appearance and usage but that's all it needs to be. If you are an actor or an aspiring actor, do yourself and your technique a favor, get this app.
Can't scroll down...?
Great app but if the list is long I can't scroll down on the list of the words related verbs. Also when I try to favorite a word it saves the wrong one.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.