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Acting as a profession

  • 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$ 9.06

    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...

  • The Actor's Survival Kitby Miriam Newhouse; Peter Messaline

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 9.99

    This new edition of required reading in Canadian theatre schools addresses a range of new issues such as performer websites, video self-production, and networking on the Internet, while also looking at timeless issues like agents, self-promotion, and work opportunities for women and minorities. more...

  • The Actor's Other Career Bookby Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Actors don't have to become Broadway stars to make a living with their acting talents. The Actor?s Other Career Book pulls back the curtain to reveal more than 50 permanent and temporary positions available in cruise ships, trade shows, retail stores, advertising agencies, corporate settings, education, social outreach, tourist attractions, physical... more...

  • Acting Is a Jobby Jason Pugatch

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    • How to cope with the realities of life as an actor—if you don?t laugh, you'll cry • In-depth interviews with actors, agents, casting directors. In this hip, warts-and-all look at acting, author Jason Pugatch shares his insights as a working "day player" to give an unvarnished look at theater, film, and television: how to be "discovered," what to... more...