Über den Autor
David Kaplan is curator and co-founder of the Provincetown Tennessee
Williams Theater Festival, now in its tenth year. He is the author of
the biography /Tennessee Williams in Provincetown/and editor of the
centennial collection of essays, /Tenn at One Hundred/. He has written
two series of college textbooks: /Five Approaches to Acting/and
/Shakespeare, Shamans, and Show Biz/.
Kaplan has staged Tennessee Williams plays worldwide: /Suddenly, Last
Summer/in Russia in Russian, /Ten Blocks on the Camino Real/in Uruguay
in Spanish, and /The Eccentricities of a Nightingale/in Hong Kong in
Cantonese. In 2008 he directed the world premieres of Williams /The Day
on Which a Man Dies/in Chicago and /The Dog Enchanted by the Divine
View/in Boston. At the New Orleans Tennessee Williams Festival he's
staged Williams /The Traveling Companion/, /The Chalky White Substance/,
and /The Hotel Plays/.
The Five Approaches to Acting Series by David Kaplan is a comprehensive acting approach that deals with theory and practice for both beginning and advanced actors. David Kaplan's The Five Approaches to Acting Series contains his five approaches to acting: identifying tasks, playing episodes, building images,learning the world of the play, and telling a story.
Each approach has its own definition of what it means to act, what it means to act well, what it means to be a character in a performance on stage, and, by extension, what it means to be a person in "real" life. Each approach covers history, theory and examples of its practice.