Role of a Lifetime: Four Professional Actors and How They Built Their Careers

Role of a Lifetime: Four Professional Actors and How They Built Their Careers

by Robert Simonson
     
 

Robert Simonson's writings on theatre and the arts have appeared in Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Back Stage, Stagebill, Jazziz and Brooklyn Bridge. He is currently editor of the theatre news service, Playbill On-Line. He lives in Brooklyn.  See more details below

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Robert Simonson's writings on theatre and the arts have appeared in Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Back Stage, Stagebill, Jazziz and Brooklyn Bridge. He is currently editor of the theatre news service, Playbill On-Line. He lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823078325
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
171
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.44(d)

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Just as there is little to learn from the story of a failed actor, there is perhaps ever less to learn from that of a fabulously famous one. The first tale is all too common; the second is all too rare—and neither can tell an aspiring actor how to navigate the routinely successful career. These four actors' accounts comprise a paradigm of the modern American actor's life. They are lives that cannot fail to edify anyone sharing their challenging profession.

What People are saying about this

Olympia Dukakis
A wonderful read! Four extraordinary actors, four extraordinary human beings. Their struggles to claim their work and their lives is at times positively riotous and always so moving.
Jon Robin Baitz
A very compassionate portrait of an impossible profession.

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