'Essential reading for any young actor' Dame Maggie Smith
Competition for acting work is fierce and talent is not necessarily enough. Actors need all the help they can get with all aspects of the profession. Now in its fifth edition, completely revised and updated, this practical, comprehensive guide contains invaluable information and advice to enable actors to succeed in the business. Written with honesty, humour and thoroughness, An Actor's Guide to Getting Work draws on the author's rich experience in the field to offer advice to both the novice and the seasoned performer. New material in this fifth edition includes what drama schools are looking for, approaching Shakespeare for audition, professional email etiquette, using the internet as a self-marketing tool, and many more useful checklists and updated insights into the profession.
Simon Dunmore, Consultant Editor for Actors' Yearbook, is a director with over forty years' experience of employing actors and teaching them. He has drawn on his own knowledge, his long experience of teaching acting students, and also the experience of numerous other professionals, to produce a book that has become - over the last twenty years - the standard work of reference for actors of all ages.