of young people set their sights on becoming professional actors
each year, flocking to big cities, such as Los Angeles, New
York, and Chicago, hoping to get a foot in the door with a solid
résumé built in high school, college, and local
theatre company productions. But competition for parts is fierce,
and no list of credits is complete without competency in the
classical works of William
Shakespeare. How can they gain an edge?
actors who make bold, unique choices impress casting directors.
When they’ve done their work, they may claim a role without
Power guides both professional actors and aspirants
through a lively 21-day rehearsal process leading up to the
day of an actual audition or performance. Actors need never
again be confused about where to begin or how to follow through
when developing a Shakespearean role. Clear stepping-stones
have been laid out before them—by Shakespeare himself.