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Acting as a profession

  • A Life in Actingby Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    A Life in Acting is a practical guide for aspiring and established theater actors looking to make a consistent living doing meaningful, creative work on the stage. Author Lisa Mulcahy communicates her advice through a series of interviews and ?war stories? that will have you taking notes and laughing until your sides hurt. The sage advice of veteran... more...

  • So You Want To Be An Actor?by Timothy West; Prunella Scales

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A handbook for aspiring actors by two of the best-known names in British theatre and television. It offers practical advice and do's and don'ts to anyone thinking of taking up acting. The authors are passionate about actor training, know the profession inside out and have more than a hundred years' experience between them... Writing alternately... more...

  • So You Want To Work In Theatre?by Susan Elkin

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An essential guide for young people who want to work in the theatre - but aren't sure exactly what they want to do, or how to get to do it. Many young people are eager to experience the excitement and allure of working in theatre, but often this only goes as far as imagining themselves as actors, on stage in front of an audience every night. In... more...

  • Act Like It's Your Businessby Jonathan Flom

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    In Act Like It?s Your Business: Branding and Marketing Strategies for Actors , Jonathan Flom helps actors and others in the arts understand the power of branding. This guide walks the reader through the process of creating a personal brand for his or her small business and then marketing that brand and broadcasting it through every step of... more...

  • The Golden Rules of Actingby Andy Nyman

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 8.74

    A treasure trove of advice, support and encouragement that no performer should be without. Honest, witty and direct, The Golden Rules of Acting is every actor?s best friend – in handy paperback form. ‘When auditioning, rehearsing or in a performance, take a risk – the worst that can happen is that you get embarrassed. You won?t die.' Easy... more...

  • Narrating the Past through Theatreby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 40.00

    This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences. more...

  • Starting Your Career as an Actorby Jason Pugatch

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 18.94

    This practical and entertaining guide readies the uninitiated actor to navigate the ridiculous, impossible, and often heartbreaking world of the acting industry. This book will expose actors to the ins and outs of the world's (second) oldest profession. Topics include how to be "discovered," what to expect from training programs, the grunt work of... more...

  • Schauspielerby Andrea Rottloff

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 8.25

    Höhen und Tiefen, Glanz und Elend eines Lebens für das Publikum: Es erforderte Mut, sich für das Leben als Schauspieler zu entscheiden. Der Lebensweg der großen Schauspieler zeigt jedoch: Für sie war es eine Berufung, die sie ausleben mussten. Dieses spannende Lesebuch stellt die 66 wichtigsten Vertreter der Schauspielkunst von der Antike bis zur Renaissance... more...

  • An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York Cityby Glenn Alterman

    Allworth Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to cover the significant changes in the New York theater landscape over the last nine years. This... more...

  • Klamkes gepflegte Welt 2by Bastian Klamke

    Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft 2010; US$ 11.47

    Vorsicht Ironie! Der zweite Band der "Gepflegten Welt" bringt 64 neue Cartoons zum Schmunzeln, Lachen oder Verschenken. Wie im ersten Band skizziert Bastian Klamke mal heiter, mal nachdenklich, aber immer mit dem Blick fürs Wesentliche, die Welt der Pflege, die er aus eigener Anschauung bestens kennt. Seine Cartoons machen klar: Der Druck... more...