Practical and reader-friendly, ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF, SEVENTH EDITION demonstrates how to adapt offstage performance for the theatre as well as how to apply onstage training toward leading a full life outside the theatre. Humorous, conversational writing helps students learn all phases of actor training, including scene study, auditioning, and observation, as well as mind, voice and body relaxation techniques. Examples from life, rather than dramatic literature, ensure understanding. Insights from a variety of successful classic and contemporary actors and new exercises help students practice altering their physical and emotional state to perform. Students also learn strategies for connecting with other actors in a scene.