If you read only one of these books, make it this one. She shares the do’s and don’ts of dealing with sensitive actors who pour their souls out in front of staring crew members as well as script analysis to understand the subtext and undertones of each line and each character’s action. She reminds us to only use actable direction; never tell a performer how to do it but give them business and actions that support and motivate the actor to reach the moment they are chasing. I will re-read this book annually as a reminder of what is most important when directing talent. I suggest you do so as well.