The Actor's Field Guide: Acting Notes on the Run

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Back Stage Books, 2004 - Performing Arts - 178 pages
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From a veteran actor, teacher, and author, here is a quick-reference guide aimed at working actors. Got a funny scene that doesn't seem very funny? Look up "comedy." Got a scene in which you're supposed to cry? Look up "cry." Each entry includes a brief introduction to the topic, followed by several pages of short, bulleted tips or "field notes" that offer quick solutions to any acting problem. In addition, there are brief essays throughout that expand on some of the trickier aspects of the actor's craft. Edgy, concise, and infinitely helpful, no working actor will want to be without this one-of-a-kind guide.

• There are 100,000 members in actors unions in the US, with a 50% turnover

• Unique quick reference guide for busy actors

• Advice on everything from rehersals to auditioning and memorizing lines

• Author has trained thousands of actors, including Heather Locklear and Teri Hatcher

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Makes good bathroom reading. Useful for writers. Some quotable lines, too. Read full review


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Approaching the Script

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About the author (2004)

Ed Hooks has been a nationally recognized actor, teacher, and columnist for 30 years. He has appeared in more than 100 television shows, including Murder, She Wrote, Days of Our Lives, and Home Improvement. He is the author of four books, including The Audition Book and The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook. He lives in Chicago.

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