This book is a wonderful slant on the creative process - I used it to teach my private voice students how to interpret songs for performance. It was recommended to me by one of my directors who is also a screenwriter. His words: "It's not just for actors, it's for directors, writers.... oh I think everyone should read it!" Having logged 25+ years in stage production I would agree: It's a shot of reality I could have used when I was just a snot-nosed kid starting out in the business (although I probably would have chafed at it at the time). I'll be passing on to my (successful) screenwriter friends - it's a wonderful tool for building characters both on the page and on the stage.