The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting

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9780028641539: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting

You’re no idiot, of course.  You’ve got tons of talent, but when it comes to bringing it centerstage you feel like you’re just winging it. You love the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd, but you’re not sure how to follow your dream.

Don’t overreact! The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Acting will help you hone your thespian skills and step into the limelight! In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you get:

--Auditioning etiquette and tips on making a strong impression.

--Rehearsal rigor—from read-throughs and blocking to taking stage directions and dealing with backstage gossip.

--Tips on balancing theatrics and other obligations like school, work, and your family.

--Tons more reasons why acting is important—from how it affects your everyday life to how it could help you get a scholarship or a promotion.

 

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About the Author:

PAUL BALDWIN, a writer, acted at North Texas State University, in community theater, and for 15 years as a professional.  During his professional career, he played such roles as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, King Arthur in Camelot, and the title role in Sweeny Todd.


JOHN MALONE has written or ghost-written nearly 50 books, including Predicting the Future: From Jules Verne to Bill Gates and The Encyclopedia of Figure Skating, both under his own name.  He acted in numerous productions while attending Phillips Academy, Andover, and Harvard College.

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