Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts

Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts

by Shelly Field
     
 

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Careers in the performing arts can be onstage, backstage, and even offstage. From acting to designing to dance therapy, this revised edition profiles more than seventy careers, helping jobseekers discover how to get the position they want.

Updated material covers:
• Updated salary information
• New opportunities for women and minorities …  See more details below

Overview

Careers in the performing arts can be onstage, backstage, and even offstage. From acting to designing to dance therapy, this revised edition profiles more than seventy careers, helping jobseekers discover how to get the position they want.

Updated material covers:
• Updated salary information
• New opportunities for women and minorities
• Completely revised appendixes containing professional and amateur organizations, academic institutions, teams, and publications.
Entries include:
• Actor/Actress
• Choreographer
• Playwright
• Casting Director
• Theatrical Press Agent
• Orchestra Management
• Lighting Person
• Critic
• Arts Council Director
• Dance Therapist.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Field, who runs a public relations and management firm focusing on the entertainment industry, offers a nicely produced compendium of 72 career opportunities in the performing arts, from actor to playwright to vocal coach. Readers will get the scoop on salary ranges, advancement prospects, geographical hot spots, employment trends, and required experience. Unlike most career guides, this one leaves the peruser feeling slightly uneasy, particularly when the profiles mention "low-paying or unpaid internships" and when so many note that the employment and advancement prospects are poor to fair. The outlook is slightly better with administrative positions. Bottom Line In the end, there's valuable information here: the appendixes contain addresses and web sites for schools, theaters, unions, and associations (Southern Methodist University's arts administration and theater programs are missing, however), and a nice, up-to-date bibliography is included. But Noel Coward's warning is not to be found: "Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs. Worthington." Recommended for public libraries.-Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State Univ. Lib., Moorhead Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Booknews
Gives realistic information on some 70 specific jobs in theater and the performing arts. Career profiles for positions such as playwright, casting director, booking agent, and drama coach overview duties of each position, salary range, employment prospects, and prerequisites, and describe special skills, education, and training relevant to each job. Appendices list major trade periodicals and books, trade organizations and associations, and educational institutions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816062898
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Career Opportunities Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,228,835
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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