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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Back Stage Books,U.S. (21 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823049477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823049479
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mary Lou Belli is the coauthor of "The Sitcom Career Book," published by Back Stage Books. An Emmy Award-winning director, she has worked on "Girlfriends, The Hughleys, Major Dad," and "Charles in Charge," among many other shows. She is the mother of two children who act professionally. She lives in Los Angeles. Dinah Lenney is an adjunct professor at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. An actor as well as an acting teacher, she is currently appearing on "ER" as the no-nonsense nurse Shirley. She lives in Los Angeles.

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But a name can't tell us everything about a person-haven't we all known people whose names don't suit them at all? So your name is only the beginning, especially if it's a famous name, like Romeo, for example, a name about which we all have ideas and associations. Read the first page
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. Jackson on 25 Nov 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is a must-have for every budding actor in their youth. I found many of the passages in it useful and helpful. The very important bit's were getting into the role for me, but it wouldn't be very useful for people in their teens who wish to be an actor when they're OLDER, (it's more of a child star's guide). Apart from that you could find some very useful acting tips in this, and there is some very useful advice on the business of acting!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joadka on 18 Dec 2010
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Bought this for a ten year old actor in the family. I wanted something readable for her age group, (although she has a reading level several years above her chronological age). Good tips about analysis of roles etc. Interesting quotes from actors, producers and directors. Will give this for Christmas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By uks on 15 April 2010
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This book is defo worth buying not even for young actors but for adults thinking about acting... it's got lots of great acting tips!!!
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
This is a GREAT book! 18 Sep 2006
By Abe Carnow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a fantastic investment for anyone with any interest in acting. Whether you're an experienced actor or one just starting out, this is a GREAT book--so good, after just one chapter of it, I felt like I had been taking acting classes for years. Written with young adults in mind, this book shows what it means to act and all the things you need to know to become a good actor in a way that is both simple and sophisticated, so it's appropriate for any age. It's a book that you can easily pick up and just read a part of when you need help (but it is fun to read all the way through!) I've learned so much from this book and I can't wait to put it all to use!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Awesome Book 24 Jan 2009
By D. Mattis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a great book for all beginning actors. It tells the ins and outs of acting and how to be the person you are acting. It gives great advice on different acting unions and how to select an agent. This is truly a must have for all actors.
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WOW! thats all i can say. wow 27 Jan 2009
By Danielle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Truly the book to get for acting. everything from film to stage auditions to games and technique and stories. Brilliant, never have found anything better.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great book for young inspired actors 16 Jun 2012
By Lynne Richards - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Bought this book for a student who participated in drama through high school . I taught drama for ten years and this book has some great practical ideas and suggestions for those I interested in acting after high school.
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Basic Material 25 Oct 2014
By Dayana - Published on Amazon.com
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Honestly, if you've taken acting classes and/or taken drama in school, it's a repeat of that. It goes over the very basics, and I learned nothing new in it. I bought it a long time ago as a junior in high school (in which I had taken two drama classes, many school plays, and was VP for thespian society ) and just now noticed I haven't reviewed it, and I would say I only recommend this to say a middle schooler or freshman, someone who is just getting into theater and knows next to nothing. Like I said, very basic book.
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