ISBN-10:
1559349417
ISBN-13:
9781559349413
Pub. Date:
07/01/1997
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Acting Professionally: Raw Facts about Careers in Acting / Edition 5

Acting Professionally: Raw Facts about Careers in Acting / Edition 5

by Robert Cohen

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Acting Professionally: Raw Facts about Careers in Acting / Edition 5

Acting Professionally is a complete guide to the business of beginning an acting career in theatre, film, or television on both coasts and in the heartland. This title offers counsel to acting majors on actor training approaches, career positioning, finding an agent, auditioning, interviewing, and making long-range career decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559349413
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 07/01/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author


ROBERT COHENis the founding chair of the drama department at the University of California, Irvine, where he now serves as Clare 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 inthe 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 Broadway productionsof Chicago, 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 five Artios Awards for outstanding achievement in casting and is a member of the Casting Society of America.

Table of Contents

1. The Way It Is
2. What You Will Need
3. The First Decisions
4. Establishing Yourself
5. On the Move: Interviews, Auditions, and Getting the Job
6. Other Opportunities
Appendix
Index

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

'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 Distinguished Professor,University of Arizona,USA

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, 1990

'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, Nelson Hall Publishers, 1986

'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, 1997

'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, 2001

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