An Actor's Guide to Getting Work

An Actor's Guide to Getting Work

by Simon Dunmore
     
 

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Now in its fifth edition, An Actor's Guide to Getting Work is an invaluable resource which provides students and young actors with an insider's advice to prepare them to navigate the world of professional theatre. Written with honesty, humor and thoroughness, Simon Dunmore's book anticipates and addresses the numerous problems that actors are bound to face

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Now in its fifth edition, An Actor's Guide to Getting Work is an invaluable resource which provides students and young actors with an insider's advice to prepare them to navigate the world of professional theatre. Written with honesty, humor and thoroughness, Simon Dunmore's book anticipates and addresses the numerous problems that actors are bound to face at some stage in their career. Competition for acting work is fierce and, although talent is important, actors need all the help they can get from advice on drama schools, to audition and interviews tips, to surviving as a "resting" actor.

This new edition has been brought right up-to-date and includes a wide selection of voices from the theatre world.

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"Essential reading for any young actor."—Dame Maggie Smith

"It really is exceptionally well thought out and answers many of the questions that I encounter on a daily basis."—Geoff Colman, Head of Acting, Central School of Speech and Drama

Dame Maggie Smith

Essential reading for any young actor.
Geoff Colman

It really is exceptionally well thought out and answers many of the questions that I encounter on a daily basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408145548
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,448,443
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Dunmore is a freelance theatre director, writer and acting teacher with over 30 years' experience of employing actors. He has been a director in both the drama school sector and the professional arena, having been involved with Coventry's Belgrade Theatre and Mountview Theatre School, along with many of the UK's other leading drama schools.

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