Feeling despondent about the acting profession? Been out of work for longer than you care to remember? Starting to resent the injustices of the job and the success of other actors? If so, An Attitude for Acting will inspire you to break out of the cycle of despondency and start to view yourself as a creative and autonomous individual who is valuable and employable.
Andrew Tidmarsh is a theatre director, film-maker and teacher. He has taught at leading drama schools and currently runs the Foundation course at RADA. He has directed work at Soho Theatre, Wimbledon Studio, Shakespeare's Globe and Jermyn Street Theatre. Dr Tara Swart is an executive coach with a background in psychological medicine and neuroscience. She has written widely for journals of neuroscience and coaching.
The book focuses on: Maintaining a healthy attitude Dealing with negative emotions Keeping productive and motivated Developing self-belief and getting the support you need Turning discouragement into activity and opportunity Coping with nerves Preparing for auditions Being included and not feeling left out Building a value system that includes trust, responsibility, flexibility, creativity, adaptability and courage