Sonenberg (theater, MIT; The Actor Speaks: Twenty-Four Actors Talk About Process and Technique) has joined forces with Jungian analyst Robert Bosnack to workshop a new acting technique that employs dreams to unlock the autonomous imagination. First, the actor reviews the script and chooses images conjured by the text as a whole or phrases from it. Next, with the guidance of a director and/or "dreamworker," the actor travels deeper into one or two of those images by answering questions about the character's sensations and thoughts. This analysis develops the incubation images that are reviewed by the actor before sleeping with the intent to "catch" the sleeping imagination in the form of the dreaming character. Sonenberg's thesis and the elements of the technique are clearly identified and honed in each of her students' journeys and, in a separate chapter, with actor Alan Arkin and son Anthony. Included is the important chapter, "Rules for Dreamworking the Character's Body." Recommended for serious theater arts collections in university, academic, and large public libraries.-Elizabeth Stifter, Brooklyn, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.