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Acting Professionally

Acting Professionally - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072562590

Cover of Acting Professionally 6TH 04 (ISBN 978-0072562590)
ISBN13: 978-0072562590
ISBN10: 0072562595
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No

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Acting Professionally - 6TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072562590

Robert Cohen

ISBN13: 978-0072562590
ISBN10: 0072562595
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This is a complete guide to the business of beginning an acting career in theatre, film, or television, on both coasts and in the heartland. The book offers counsel to acting majors on actor training approaches, career positioning, finding an agent, auditioning, interviewing, and making long-range career decisions.

New to This Edition

  • Significantly expanded coverage of opportunities in regional theatre and in the rapidly growing film/video field
  • Custom website www.mhhe.com/acting that provides current contact information and resources in the industry.

Features

  • The most up-to-date and complete coverage of the realities of the acting marketplace. Having acted and directed from coast to coast, in academic and regional theatres as well as festivals, Cohen provides the most current information on how to find opportunities in film, theatre, and television--from stand-up comedy to Shakespeare festivals to performing on cruise ships.
  • Abundant information on auditioning, including specific websites for the major auditioners and a point-by-point list of how to prepare for an audition.
  • Examples of model resumes and photos (both head shots and composites).
  • An appendix that lists the right sources for accessing additional information on acting and actors--including trade papers, listing books, and union office addresses.
  • A writing style that conveys considerable wit, warmth, and practicality. Cohen's personality comes through in the practical information he provides, making this primer on acting careers an enjoyable book to read.

Table of Contents

1. The Way It Is
2. What You Will Need
3. The First Decisions
4. Establishing Yourself
5. On the Move: Interviews, Auditions, and Getting the Job
6. Other Opportunities

Appendix
Index

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