Dragicevich's Book on Acting Published

Milan Dragicevich
Milan Dragicevich

Associate Professor of Theater Milan Dragicevich's book, “The Persuasive Actor: Rhetorical Power on the Contemporary Stage,” was published this month by Hackett Publishing. The book adapts classical principles of rhetoric, enabling today’s actor to send a bold vocal “charge” into the act of speaking. It also seeks to rediscover the lost art of persuasive speaking, applying it to both “classical” works and verbally adventurous contemporary plays, from Shakespeare to Stoppard, from Shaw to Hip-Hop Theater. Beyond the formal requirements of verbal craft, the book gives actors a sense of adventure, fun, playfulness and courage in speaking.