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Overview

In Acting Professionally you'll find the most current statistics and information covering every aspect of the acting profession, including recent and projected union mergers, changing gender, age, and ethnic casting ratios, and new technologies for Internet access to casting news; new sections on performing opportunities on cruise ships, in voice-overs, student films, and CD-ROMs, and on "Getting the Second Job"; and significantly expanded coverage of opportunities in regional theatre and in the rapidly growing film/video field.
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Editorial Reviews

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'Of all the books on the subject, Acting Professionally is by far the most comprehensive and thorough.' - Daniel Yurgaitis, Northern University

'It is the leading book of its kind, and certainly the best available resource for young actors who wish to begin their professional careers.' - Harold Dixon, University of Arizona

Praise for Previous Editions:

'This is the book that every mother should stick in her son's or daughter's bag next to the chocolate chip cookies as she packs them off form Fort Wayne on their way to the wicked city - on either coast - to be an actor (or just off to college to major in the arts)...Cohen has updated his info, but maintained his devotion to the nitty gritty...his approach is eminently business like and realistic.' - Jill Charles, Regional Theatre Directory

'The most straightforward, accurate, and honest description of what the acting business is like in the United States and what it takes to break into it.' - Roger Ellis, An Audition Handbook for Student Actors

'Cohen performs a magnificent service both to aspiring actors and to the theatre by presenting the profession of acting in its myriad, unadorned aspects.' - Eric Forsythe, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

'I recently read an excellent book entitled Acting Professionally by Robert Cohen. This book will help steer you in the right direction with its pragmatic advice and realistic picture of showbiz survival.' - Thomas Mills, "Tombudsman", in Back Stage West

'Where Acting Professionally differs from other texts on the market today is that it provides the most current statistics and information covering every aspect of the profession, coupled with the author's invaluably honest description of the business.' - Lori Talley, Back Stage West

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072562590
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/31/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT COHEN is the founding chair of the drama department at the University of California, Irvine, where he now serves as Claire Trevor Professor of Drama. He is author of the defining text Acting Power, and many other theatre books including Acting One, Advanced Acting, Acting in Shakespeare and Creative Play Direction. In 1999 he received the Career Achievement Award for Education from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. He is a veteran stage director for Shakespeare festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

JAMES CALLERI is President of Calleri Casting, and one of the most prominent casting directors in America. His casting credits include 33 Variations, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Dead. His TV credits include Lipstick Jungle, Monk, Ed and Hope & Faith. He has been awarded six Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting, and is a member of the Casting Society of America.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 The Way It Is 1
Ch. 2 What You Will Need 11
Ch. 3 The First Decisions 53
Ch. 4 Establishing Yourself 72
Ch. 5 On the Move: Interviews, Auditions, and Getting in Job 117
Ch. 6 Other Opportunities 152
Appendix 161
Index 174
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