Following the work of Stanislavski the actor plays an action according to their character scene or whole play objectives. This is expressed in terms of a verb according to what they want. For example an actor’s action in a scene might be to impress, to please. An action change occurs when the character gets new information and has to decide if this is ‘good for me or bad for me’ and then undertake a new action in response. These actions may not be part of the script directions.